Homecoming Mum Cookies

Homecoming Mum Cookie

Homecoming mums are a Texas tradition.  They were so common where I grew up, I didn't realize that mums are almost strictly a Texas thing. What is a mum, you ask?  Basically it's an artificial flower stapled onto cardboard backing with ribbon and trinkets attached.  In my case, a TON of ribbon and trinkets. Let me show you. How about my date, er, I mean mum.  Talk about Texas-sized!  It was almost as big as me. In Texas, homecoming is … [Read more...]

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...]

Simplifying Complicated Cookie Designs {Guest Post}

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Guess what?  We've got a visitor today.  Don't you just love company? I hope by now that you've met Jill Wettstein, of Jill's Funky Cookie Studio, but even if you haven't you're in for a treat! There are about a million reasons to be excited about today's visitor.  Not only is she amazingly talented and sweet, her dedication to the Go Bo! Foundation is truly inspiring. I could go on and on, but instead I'll let you read. We’ve all … [Read more...]

China Doll Cookies

China or Kokeshi Doll Cookie

After making Chinese New Year Cookies last January, I thought I'd satisfied my creative urge.  But when I saw these Kokeshi doll cookies by Trinnie Loves Cookies, the wheels in my head began to turn...again.  Suddenly the simple red outfit designs I came up with looked a bit drab. After a week or two of trying to figure out how Trinnie created the wet on wet pattern she used for her cookies, I finally asked.  I'd have never guessed that she … [Read more...]

Simple Rose Monogram Cookies

Floral Monogram Cookies

From time to time I get on cookie kicks.  Lately it's monograms. Perfect monogram cookies are easy to make.  Since I went projectorless for the last two rounds, I thought it was time for a Kopykake version.  As I've mentioned before, a Kopykake won't change your skill level overnight but with practice it will allow you to achieve a consistent results in less time than other methods. To create monogram cookies with a Kopykake I always begin … [Read more...]

Paint Palette Cookies

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Bright and colorful paint palette cookies are super cute and easy to make.  Make them for the artist in your life, or just for fun. Although I own a couple of paint palette cookie cutters both are a little larger than I like.  Rather than buying yet another, I used a paring knife to trim a heart.  For a cleaner edge try a moon cutter.  If you don't have a heart cutter handy, a circle will work too.  Be creative. You can go a step … [Read more...]

Kitchen Aid Mixer Cookies with a Free Printable Template

Pink Kitchenaid Cookie

It's like a dream come true.  Kitchenaid mixers in every color as far as the eye can see.  Except these mixers are cookies, which, if you can't have the real deal is the second best thing. Like many of my cookies these began as a cookie cutter and a dream.  Funny how a bit of sketching can turn a skull into a stand mixer, right? If you don't already own this skull cutter you can use my printable template for hand cutting or to pop … [Read more...]

Baking Theme Cookies

Baking Theme Cookies HR

Every once in a while cookie decorators need cookies too.  If you're looking to surprise your favorite baker with cookies this fun set is just the ticket. The best part is that every single cookie is made with common and easily accessible cutters. 1. a. {rolling pin}, 2. b. {mitten}, 3. c. {mirror}, 4. c. {mirror}, 5. g. {flip flop}, 6. d. {mini-gingerbread man}, 7. e. {gift tag}, 8. f. {skull}, 9. h. {Christmas light}, 10. i. … [Read more...]

Time to Get Back to Normal

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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...]

Pretty Stenciled Damask Cookies

Damask Cookies

A few years ago, I was invited to a baby shower in honor of a childhood friend.  My job was to make cookies, of course.  She sent me pictures of her bedding and we came up with some designs which I made into cookies. Now I don't know if I've mentioned it, which is really a lie, because I mention it all the time...I live in a pretty rural area which happens to be about seventy miles from where the shower was going to be. That morning I left … [Read more...]