Polar Pals Decorated Cookies

Polar Pals Cookies

With the recent blast of bitterly cold weather, it is almost impossible not to have winter cookies on the brain.  Polar pal cookies are the perfect way to keep warm and busy on a long winter day. I used my trusty snowman cutter as the base for this sweet little snow girl. To make these cookies you will need: Yellow piping and 20-second icing Flesh tone piping and 20-second icing {a small amount} Red piping and flood icing Black … [Read more...]

Decorated Cardinal Cookies

Cardinal Cookie Sweetsugarbelle

I've always wanted to make cardinal cookies, but I've never been able to find quite the right cutter.  This year, I decided to make it happen. It took a little thought, but when it finally hit me I was super excited...and a little sad I hadn't thought of it earlier.  I made this cookie using  a simple egg trimmed with a heart.  If you want a curvier bird, a flip-flop works well too. Like many of my cookies {on a good week} my cardinals … [Read more...]

Simple Christmas Tree Cookies

Simple Christmas Tree Cookies via Sweetsugarbelle2

There are very few cookies that say, "Christmas" quite like gingerbread.  With the busy holiday season in full swing, I am always looking for beautiful decorating ideas that don't require a lot of fuss. These simple gingerbread trees are easy decorate and make a great gift. I'm probably beginning to sound like a broken record, but I thought I would say it one more time.  Often, the simplest cookies are the most beautiful cookies of all. I … [Read more...]

Easy Polar Bear Cookies

Easy Polar Bear Cookie 1a

Finally, it's beginning to feel like winter around here, so, naturally I made cookies.  Although I'd never wish for Arctic temperatures, I'll take these cuties any day of the week! My "bear" cutter is a bit unusual, but I've found that with a bit of trimming, it works perfectly. I've also used this frog for other animals such as Carebears, pigs, and a panda {which I can't find a photo of right this minute} and can see him working well … [Read more...]

The Twelve Days of Cookies Project, Eleven Pipers Piping

11 Pipers 1 - LilaLoa

If I had a long lost twin sister, I am pretty sure it would be Georgeanne.  Except that she is blondish and my hair is dark, and she's pretty skinny and I'm a little more "substantial", and she's brave and I'm, well, a weenie...and she goes white water rafting for fun and the only time I might ever go rafting would be if it was to save my life or the lives of my children. Okay, so maybe twin was the wrong word.  But some way, somehow, we have … [Read more...]

The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookie Project, Four Calling Birds

12 days of Christmas

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, four calling birds and a special memory that will last a life time. I first met Marielle on Flickr, and since the very beginning I have been completely in awe of her work.  We'd always been casual friends, but I reached out to her on a more personal level in autumn of 2010 after my brother moved to the Netherlands, which also happens to be where Marielle lives. My original plan was to … [Read more...]

Creative Holly Leaf Cookies

Holly Leaf Cookie

Holly cookies are one of my all-time favorite Christmas cookies but I've never quite found a cutter that I love.  So, as usual I improvised. Not too much of a stretch, right?  Maple leaves and bat cookies make great holly. To make these cookies you will need: Green piping and flood icing {or 20-second icing if you prefer} Ivory piping icing Medium red piping icing Since I am re-purposing this cutter I didn't follow the … [Read more...]

Royal Icing Poinsettias

Royal Icing Poinsettias

The other day a friend of mine {who will remain anonymous} pointed out that I am on a royal icing accent kick.  Say what? But now that I think about it, maybe she's right.  I've done roses, roses, and MORE roses.  Carrots {which are very handy for snowman cookies}, flower middles, violets, owls, pumpkins and maybe a few others that have slipped my mind.  So what's another one or two, right? Anyhow, today it's poinsettias. Sometimes I … [Read more...]

Easy Snowman Marshmallows

Easy Snowman Marshmallows

Sometimes it's easy to get so caught up in work that we neglect the things that mean the most.  I'm definitely guilty of letting the things I HAVE to do get in the way of the things I WANT to do.  So, this holiday season I made a commitment to spend time doing things for the people that matter the most.  This one is for my sweet kiddos. You could always make homemade marshmallows, but I like store-bought because they keep things … [Read more...]

Re-thinking the Snowman Cutter

Flipped Snowman Cookies

It's been another wacky week of weather out in West Texas.  We we went from almost summer to a huge snowstorm.  We don't often get snow, so it was pretty exciting.   I decided to take advantage of this last little bit of cold and use it as an excuse to make one last round of snowmen. Most of the time when I get creative with cutters I change them into something completely new.  Not this time, though. Even though I used snowmen cutters to make … [Read more...]