Black-Eyed Pea Cookies for New Year’s Day

Black Eyed Pea Cookies_Sweetsugarbelle

For as long as I can remember, my family has had the same menu on New Year's Day.  Pork roast, cabbage, corn bread, and black-eyed peas.  As I kid, I loathed the first day of the year but not nearly so much as my poor brother, who almost always swallowed a single black-eyed pea kicking and screaming.  Maybe if it had been cookies, he'd have been more appreciative of our tradition. These days I'm down for the peas, but even if I weren't, I'd … [Read more...]

Time to Get Back to Normal

Time Cookies_Sweetsugarbelle

Or at least normal as normal gets in my world. *clock section inspired by one of my favorite new year cookies designed by the Partiologist Soon after my last post {a whopping MONTH ago} and about a week before Christmas, the flu made it's way through my family.  Someone made commented on my Facebook page that, "unless you are praying for death it is probably not the flu" and I will remember what she said  for life.  What an accurate … [Read more...]

Confetti Graduation Cookies

Graduation Cookies

This year, my niece Charli graduated from high school and I really wanted to surprise her with cookies.  Maybe it was the end of school parties, baseball games, graduation ceremonies, or having an extra kiddo at home, but lately I haven't had a moment to spare.  So, what do you do when you're short on time and need to make cookies?  You keep it simple. Ahem, I see you rolling your eyes, but seriously, when you break it down this is a really … [Read more...]

Happy New Year Cookies

2012 cookies

I love the days after Christmas almost as much as Christmas.  It gives me time to relax, regroup, and to get excited about the upcoming year.  I'm ready for 2012 because I have a feeling it's going to be a good year! I am often asked what I think of Kopykakes, and if I own one.  Yes, I own one, but these days, I don't use it often.  Unless I am making a LOT of cookies it's not worth digging out of the closet. For those of you who make a … [Read more...]