Decorated Hydrangea Cookies

How to make beautiful hydrangea cookies.

I had never seen hydrangeas before moving to Virginia at age seventeen, but the instant I laid eyes on those beautiful, colorful blooms, I fell forever in love. Now that I'm back home in Texas, "real" hydrangeas aren't a possibility, but for years I have dreamed of enjoying them again. So, I made my own hydrangeas, cookie-style. Many people believe that you need to own an airbrush system to create cookies like these, but that simply isn't … [Read more...]

Twenty Decorated Flower Cookie Tutorials for Mother’s Day

Twenty beautiful decorated flower cookie tutorials for Mother's Day!

Being a mom is the hardest, most rewarding job I've ever had. The moment I looked into my son's eyes for the very first time, my life forever changed. Over the years, I've added a few more kiddos and a lot more hustle and bustle to every day life. As I go through each day, surrounded by almost non-stop noise and action, I've started to appreciate my own mother more. I have a much greater understanding of how much energy it took to raise three … [Read more...]

Easy Decorated Rose Cookies

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Would you believe me if I told you that once upon a time I was terrified of rose cookies?  True story. I was a few years into my cookie adventure before I even attempted to decorate a rose. The reason?  They intimidated me. As a cookie rookie (I made that up, but it IS a thing) I was very literal. If my cookies didn't look exactly like the real deal, they were a flop. Over time, as I gained experienced and confidence, I realized that … [Read more...]

Decorated Strawberry Cookies

Decorated Strawberry Cookies

Since the very first day decorating cookies has been an adventure. I've outlined, flooded, glittered, gilded, airbrushed, painted, and stacked cookies to bring life to all of the crazy ideas in my head. While all of that's fun, there's a lot to be said for simple cookie designs. You know, timeless classics. The shapes I come back to over and over again. Decorated strawberry cookies are one of my all-time faves. At this point, I must've made … [Read more...]

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...]