Cookie Quickie: Cute Ladybugs

Cute Ladybug Cookie_Sweetsugarbelle

With summer in full swing, I'm probably not the only one who's a little short on time.  So, I decided it's the perfect time to try out something new, a "Cookie Quickie." "Cookie Quickies" are the same tutorials you're used to, minus a bunch of photos. I'm not one-hundred percent sure how well this will go, but I thought it was worth a try. Anywho, here goes. Once upon a time, I would have told you there's no such thing as too many cookie … [Read more...]

Decorated Mermaid Cookies

Decorated Mermaid Cookie_SweetSugarBelle

Instead of "Simple Mermaid Cookies", I'm calling these "Relatively Simple Mermaid Cookies". Truth is, there's nothing simple about mermaid cookies.  In fact, this is probably more of an intermediate cookie, but if you're going to decorate mermaids...this is about as simple as it gets. Since I'm not really into hand-cutting, I used a cutter from my collection.  This fish is from the Betty Crocker 101 Piece Set.  If you don't have this … [Read more...]

Decorated Ladybug Cookies

Ladybird Cookies

Over the years, I've decorated more ladybug cookies than I can count.  To keep things fresh, I like to experiment with new colors and designs.   This is the latest batch to come out of my kitchen. These little ladies are unbelievably simple to make.  I created both versions with an egg and small circle cutter. To make the first version, cut the bottom from the egg and gently position the circle into a pre-cut notch. Version two, which … [Read more...]

Decorated Peeps Cookies

Decorated Peeps Cookies

If you're feeling like you've seen Peeps cookies here before, you're absolutely right.  A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...I made Peeps cookies. Except back then, there was no such thing as a Peeps cookie cutter set.  I had to get creative.  Now, thanks to the geniuses at Wilton, Peeps cookies are as easier than ever before. If you're in the market for Peeps cutters, I've seen them at Walmart and Michaels so far.  I'll update the … [Read more...]

Decorated Love Bird Cookies

Lovebird Cookies Sweetsugarbelle

You might have noticed by now that I have a long running love affair with bluebirds.  Somehow, I end up making a variation of them every single year.  I'd almost decided to take a break, but when I discovered these adorable illustrations by Cookies With Character, I knew they'd be happening soon. Krista's latest artistic venture, Drawn with Character, takes cookie decorating to a whole new level.  Specializing in clip art designed with the … [Read more...]

Decorated Grinch Cookies

Grinch Cookies SweetSugarBelle

I am always on the look out for new, creative cookie designs and this one definitely fits the bill.  I can't take credit for this idea, it was shared on my Facebook page by Jennifer, of Cups 'n Cakes by Jennifer, who's daughter actually pointed out the resemblance between the cutter and Mr. Grinch.  Gotta love creative kids! Anywho,  this was too good not to share, so I threw together a quick little how-to. My favorite part of this cookie … [Read more...]

Decorated Chevron Print Cookies

How to Make Chevron Cookies Sweetsugarbelle

I know, I know.  Everyone is pretty much over the whole chevron thing, but I wanted to come back to this popular print once more. This time, however, in addition to the pattern, I want to answer another frequently asked question...how to apply sprinkles to one part of a cookie without them sticking to another. You can make chevron print cookies with or without a projector, but I prefer this method to save time.  If you don't have a … [Read more...]

Decorated Princess Cookies

Princess Cookie Close

You know how it is with princesses, they think they rule the world {or at least that's my daughter theory}. Leave it to a princess to show up right in the middle of a fall cookie blitz.  Hopefully, these princess cookies are cute enough to pardon the interruption. I pieced my princess cookies from a gingerbread girl and a small round gumpaste cutter. Using I knife I slightly trimmed the arms, and added an extra circle of dough for a … [Read more...]

Easy Zombie Cookies with Flour de Lis

Easy Zombie Cookies_Flour de Lis

I'm a little behind on the Halloween treats, so today my sweet friend Samantha, of Flour de Lis is here to show you how to make these easy and adorable zombie cookies! I am not sure if you have noticed, but zombies ARE actually taking over the world. I mean they are everywhere! TV shows, movies, games, 5k's, there are survival guides and bubble gum and I am pretty sure last time I drove through Oregon, one of them pumped my gas! On a side note, … [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...]