50+ Ways to Say, “Happy Valentine’s Day” with Cookies

Valentine's Day Cookie Ideas Collage

I could probably make a career out of Valentine's Day cookies.  With so many cute and corny sayings, the possibilities are endless!  With the Valentine's Day cookie crunch in full swing, I thought it would be fun to list some of my favorites, along with cookie ideas to match. Click on the links and prepare to be inspired! Love stinks Wild about you {links to giraffe, zebra print, and more at the bottom of the post} Let's hang out or … [Read more...]

Decorated Latte Cookies

Decorated Latte Cookie

With a polar blast that just won't let, up you may need something to keep you warm and occupied through the cold days ahead.  These simple latte cookies are the perfect project for a cold winter day! I  used two different cutters to make these favor-sized latte cookies...Wilton's Comfort Grip Frankenstein and skull, which can be purchased here and here. If you prefer smaller cookies, there are several cutters {like this one} that w0uld make … [Read more...]

Decorated Rose Cookies

Decorated Rose Bud Cookie

Believe it or not, I have never been a rose kind of girl.  It's always bothered me that something so expensive dies in just a few days.  That doesn't mean I'm not a romantic.  I just prefer gifts that last a little longer or at least taste good. I really like these cookies because they were inspired by a paper bouquet my little boy made for me. When I looked at the rose, I immediately saw a bell.  The longer I thought about it, I saw even … [Read more...]

Skunk Face Cookies

Skunk Face Cookie

Would you laugh if I told you that for the rest of my life skunks will remind me of my Nanny?  True story, here's why. One year I got a lawn mowing job in the town where my Nanny lived {another long story} so, I moved in with her for the summer. It was a pretty good arrangement, except for her dog Moose, who had somewhere along the line become more human than dog.  He ate what we ate, went where we went, and pretty much ruled the … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookies

Chocolate Coverd Strawberry Cookies

Not only are chocolate-covered strawberries one of my favorite treats, I also love making the cookie version. My strawberry cutter is actually an old Wilton model, but any strawberry cutter will do. To make these cookies you will need: Red 20-second icing {I prefer Tulip Red} Dark Brown 20-second icing Ivory 20-second icing Yellow piping icing Stiff-ish green piping icing Begin by flooding the red portion of the … [Read more...]

You’re the Peanut Butter to my Jelly

PB&J Cookies 1a

Throughout childhood my best friend and I played a long running game called, "You're the Peanut Butter to my Jelly".  We always began with good old PB&J and ended  with crazy combinations like "You're the eye to my eyedrops". Nerds?  Maybe, but all these years later this special memory still bring a smile to my face.  With her birthday coming up pretty soon, I thought it would be fun to recreate our favorite game in cookie form … [Read more...]

“Whale” You Be My Valentine?

Whale Cookie

These little whale cookies might be one of my all-time favorites. I got the idea for this set from one of my favorite corny Valentine's Day jokes. Hardy har har.  Get it? For the cookie I used a balloon cutter and added a wonky flower to some to create a spout. To make these cookies you will need: Dark blue piping and flood icing Light blue piping and flood icing Black candy pearls Begin by outlining the cookie as … [Read more...]

Chippendale Cookies

Chippendale Cookie 2

I'm always on the lookout for easy entertaining cookie ideas and this one fit the bill.  It's not often that cookies make me giggle but this guy surely does the trick.  I don't know whether to whistle or eat him! In my defense, I don't sit around all day thinking about cookies in man-form.  These were actually inspired by my friend Nicole's Magic Mike cookies. Until seeing this set I'd always thought of "cookie abs" as lines rather than in a … [Read more...]

Happy Valentine’s Day, Share Your Cookie Creations!

Love Birds Valentine's Cookies

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!  Things stay pretty much the same around here most of the time.  I make cookies, I show them to you, I talk about them, and then I talk about them some more. Well, today I decided to change things up.  I'm going to show you my Valentine's Day cookies, but instead of talking about them, I want to see yours! Here's what I have been working on. I think the little bird cages are my favorite. Now y'all see why … [Read more...]

Roses? For Me? {How-to Make Ribbon Roses}

Royal Icing Ribbon Roses

Prepare for a little flashback.  I've talked about ribbon roses before, but I love them so much, I felt like they deserved a second round.  So, here we go again. I've had a thing for ribbon roses since the first time I laid eyes on THESE GORGEOUS COOKIES from Ali-Bee's Bake Shop. I could go into a whole long winded story, but the short version is, Ali led me to Loren, who'd recorded THIS VIDEO on making ribbon roses and soon after came HERE … [Read more...]