Decorated Football Player Cookie

Football Cookie

It's autumn in West Texas, so naturally, I've got football on my mind.  This adorable football player cookie is easy to customize to match your favorite team and best of all, it's made with a cutter many of you may already own. Did you guess?  My favorite snowman cutter has saved the day again! Before decorating, I used a food color marker to map out my design.  This is a great way to create uniform cookies without using a … [Read more...]

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...]

Decorated Cheerleader Cookies

Cheerleader Cookies

In Texas, Friday is synonymous with football, which makes it the perfect day for decorated cheerleader cookies.  But before we get to the decorating, I want to share a little story about what I learned from these cookies. As some of you might have noticed, I'm kind of a perfectionist (that might be a gross understatement) and I really pride myself on ironing out the kinks in a design so the people using my tutorials don't have to. Most of … [Read more...]

Nerdy Graduate Cookies

Nerdy Graduate Cookie

Every year it gets tougher and tougher to come up with fresh graduation cookie ideas, so, this year I didn't.  This fresh take on last year's standing graduates are simple, sweet, and created with cutters you probably already have. The cookie shape is my favorite snowman cutter combined with a small square. Begin by cutting the squares in half diagonally as pictured below. Next, use the square to cut a triangular notch out of the snowman … [Read more...]

Cookie Cutters by Sweet Sugar Belle

SweetSugarBelle Cookie Cutters

In a perfect world every cookier would have a personal cookie cutter making elf.  I haven't quite figured that one out yet, but while we wait I have the second best thing. I made cookie cutters!  Well, I really didn't make them, I just designed them and all three are now available at Karen's Cookies. To be perfectly honest, designing cookie cutters is a little nerve wracking.  It's one thing creating a shape that I like, but when it comes … [Read more...]

Bitten Apple Cookies

Bitten Apple Cookies

Here's another throwback to my beginner days.  Classic apple cookies gain ten cuteness points when they become bitten apple cookies.  I still remember how mindbown I was when it hit me that you could cut a cookie that had already been cut.  It's a simple concept but as a beginner epiphanies like this were a really big deal. Rather than purchasing a bitten apple cookie cutter use a small scalloped circle to cut an apple cookie and create your … [Read more...]

Simple Crayon Cookies

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Crayon cookies are a fun and colorful design. Whether you're making them as teacher's gifts or for an art party they're sure to brighten any day. To make these cookies you will need: Red piping and flood icing Black 20-second icing Begin by outlining the cookie with a #2 tip. After the cookies are outlined, fill with flood icing.  Let dry completely.  This can take anywhere from 8-12 hours. When the base is dry, use medium … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Cookies with Kids

Father's Day Cookies

I know I said that this month was no-Kopykake month but I can't help but make an exception for the Father's Day cookies we made this year. I would love to take credit for such an adorable idea, but my amazingly creative friend Kim actually came up with it.  Besides being a talented decorator, Kim is also the mother of two very small children.  The balance she's found between kids and cookie life never ceases to amaze me.  I'm always inspired … [Read more...]

Standing Graduate Cookies

Standing Graduate Cookie Cutter

It's graduation time again and as usual I'm up to my eyeballs in cookies.  To keep things a interesting I try to come up with ways to change the cookies up each year. This year I used a teensie tiny squished square from this set to turn my Karen's Cookies boy and girl into graduates {and a diploma, but I forgot to take pics before they left me} . If you don't have the exact cutters I do, no worries.  With a little imagination you … [Read more...]

Miniature Graduation Cookies

Mini Graduate Cookies Close Up

I don't often get excited about graduation cookies.  As a matter of fact, it's one of my least favorite themes.  Then when Melissa Joy made these simple Martin Luther King Day cookies a few months back, I was instantly inspired! I've always been a fan of simple cookie designs, especially when baking for a crowd.  Not only are they easy to make, mini-cookies are perfect for graduation parties and receptions because they're just the right size … [Read more...]