Snowman Cookies with Earmuffs

Snowman with Earmuffs Cookie

For years I've heard that creativity ebbs and flows like the tide but I never really understood what that meant until I started recording my thoughts online. Most of the time, my head is full of ideas and plans to execute them.  But sometimes they don't fall into place as quickly and easily as I'd like. These snowman cookies are a perfect example.  Believe it or not, they were inspired by a penguin hat that Old Navy carried a few years … [Read more...]

How to Airbrush Cookies with White Gel Color {Guest Post}

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When using an airbrush to decorate cookies, the most typical approach is to apply a darker color over a lighter base.  Until recently, creating the opposite effect (white over a dark base) was limited to white icing, or disappointingly translucent bright white airbrush color. I don't know about you, but this has always left me feeling a bit limited when it came to certain cookie designs.  You can imagine how excited I when I scrolled though my … [Read more...]

Easy Pumpkin Pie Slice Cookies

Simple Pie Slice Cookies

I have a confession.  I'm one of those people that doesn't like pumpkin pie. I know, what a weirdo.  In any case, decorated pumpkin pie cookies are the closest this Thanksgiving favorite is getting to my mouth. Since I own an entire bin of candy corn cookie cutters, I picked my favorite for this project.  If you don't have this exact one, don't stress, any candy corn will do.  If you need a candy corn cutter, you can pick one up here. To … [Read more...]

Colorful Airbrushed Autumn Leaf Cookies {Guest Post}

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Want to make beautiful, colorful cookies without mixing a single icing color?  Today The Cookie Countess shows us how! I love decorating  cookies.  I really, really do.  But I'm going to let you in on a little secret...I loathe coloring icing and dealing with bags.  Mixing colors, dodging of that splat of gel when you first open a new food color bottle, loading and cleaning bags, drying and sorting tips...drives me bonkers. This is one of … [Read more...]

Decorated Hibiscus Cookies

Hibiscus Cookie

Summer is coming to an end but I'm not quite ready to say goodbye.  Decorated hibiscus cookies are the perfect nod to warm summer days filled with fun in the sun. The cutter used here is actually a sand dollar, but it makes a great hibiscus.  You can find it here. If you're a little short on time, a four leaf clover also works well.  To learn more, click here. To make these cookies you will need: White 20-second icing Bright pink … [Read more...]

Cookie Quickie: Decorated Hula Girl Cookies

Decorated Hula Girl Cookie

It's time for another "Cookie Quickie," the same tutorials you're used to, without all the photos. Today's theme is luau, featuring decorated hula girl cookies. Like many of my cookies, this sweet hula dancer began life as a snowman cutter, which is included in this set. To make hula girl cookies, simply follow the steps below: Use 20-second icing in the color of your choice fill the top portion of the hula girl's hair. Wait a … [Read more...]

Denim Pocket Cookies

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Blame it on my Texas roots, there will always be a special place in my heart for blue jeans.  I guess that's  why I love these pocket cookies so much.  Not only are they adorable, they're oh so easy to make! To make my pockets, I trimmed the house cutter from this Wilton set but you can purchase an adorable pocket cutter from Whisked Away Cutters, here. To make these cookies you will need: Navy blue piping and flood icing Copper … [Read more...]

Sweet Sightings {Third Edition}

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It's time for another edition of Sweet Sightings, the post where I share my most recent faves from around the web. 1.  I've long been a fan of Sugarbliss's airbrushing skills, but their "Hootenanny" set blew my mind.  The perfect combination of texture, color, and design take my breath away. 2.  I was absolutely delighted by The Cookie Monger's Lobster Boil Collection.  Made entirely from re-purposed cutters, these cookies were part of the … [Read more...]

Decorated Mermaid Cookies

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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...]

Sweet Sightings {First Edition}

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Surfing the world wide web, I constantly run across cookie ideas that demand to be shared.  So, I put together a round-up of all the inspiring designs that make me excited to bake week after week.  Here are my most recent faves from cookie land. 1.  These pool party cookies by Sweet Ambs look so real that I want to dive right in!  You can check out the tutorial HERE. 2.  I love it when someone takes one of my tutorials to a whole new … [Read more...]