Denim Pocket Cookies

Pocket Cookie

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...]

Easy Bandana Print Cookies

Decorated Bandana Cookie

Until recently, bandana print cookies were quite a project.  But now, thanks to the stencil revolution, you can make gorgeous bandana cookies in a fraction of the time. To make these cookies you will need: Paisley cookie stencil Red piping and flood icing Black airbrush color White piping icing Begin by outlining and flooding the cookie as pictured below.  Let dry. When the base is completely dry, place the stencil securely … [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...]

How to Make Navy Blue Royal Icing

Denim Pocket Cookie

You know how I always say there's more than one way to mix a color?  We've talked about navy blue icing before but I'm going to touch on it again.  I've got yet another formula to share and I also wanted to clarify my mixing technique. Grab some popcorn and make yourself comfortable and I'll try not to confuse anyone. There is no right or wrong way to mix icing.  My preference is to create colors using ratios.  Remember ratios from … [Read more...]

Decorated Cow Cookies

Cow Cookie

Are farm-themed cookies on your to-do list?  Then this cute little cow cookie is just what you need. Believe it or not this friendly little farm animal started out as a dress cutter.  I picked this one up at The Cookie Cutter Company. To make these cookies you will need: Ivory piping and 20-second icing White piping and flood icing Black piping icing {make it a little on the stiff side} and 20-second icing Red 20-second … [Read more...]

Pretty Texas Bluebonnet Cookies

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Some people are born to be Texan.  I, on the other hand, took a little bit longer to embrace my roots.  Growing up I'd read books about magical  places like New York City and wonder why I was doomed to spend my childhood in a perpetual time warp. Eventually I grew up and made my way toward the east coast which was everything I imagined and more.  City lights, tons of action, and an endless supply of new and interesting people, different than … [Read more...]

Cowboy Snowmen

*FIRST OF ALL, the long delayed winner of my last giveaway is...helpergirl, Kelley!!!  I will be contacting you soon to arrange shipment!  Congratualtions, Kelley!* Well there may not be snow in San Antonio, but it's a Texas Christmas to me... That's really a song.  I promise. George Straight sings it and once back in my LimeWire days, I got the nastiest computer virus trying to illegally download it ...What an expensive song that turned … [Read more...]

Cowboy Snowman Cookie {Day 5}

Cowboy Snowman Cookie

There's a new man in town, and I think I am in LOVE. I got the idea for this cutie while browsing around my local craft store. We do things a little differently in Texas. Even our Christmas decor screams TEXAS. Loud and proud is what they teach the school kids. I liked this little guy so much, that when I got home that evening I quickly sketched him out on paper and cut him out of my very next batch of dough. Two days later, here he is! I'd like … [Read more...]

I LOVE Western Cookies!

I really really like to do western theme cookies, and in these parts, we sure do get a lot of requests for that =) … [Read more...]