How to Make Adorable Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies with a Dog Bone Cutter

Peanut Butter and Jelly Decorated Cookies via Sweetsugarbelle.com

When it comes to decorated cookies, there's no right or wrong way to approach a design. These peanut butter and jelly cookies are the perfect example. I've made peanut butter and jelly cookies before, but this time I needed something a bit smaller, so, I took an entirely different route. I'm sure it won't surprise anyone to learn that I own a mini-toast cutter. I found it in a Christmas play dough set from Target last year and justified my … [Read more...]

Rainbow Funfetti Cutout Cookie Recipe

Rainbow Funfetti Cookie Dough

If you haven't noticed by now by now, I LOVE color. Even when I try to keep things under control, my simple four color palettes often become eight...or more. Apparently this also applies to cookie dough. When I came across these rainbow sprinkles in Target's dollar bin, I knew what I had to do. Rainbow funfetti cutout cookies.  It's a beautiful thing. This isn't really a new recipe, just my basic sugar cookie recipe with sprinkles added. … [Read more...]

How to Make Mermaid Tail Cookies in Four Easy Steps

How to make easy mermaid tail cookies in four easy steps via Sweetsugarbelle.com

There are very few mythical creatures as beloved as the mermaid. From lonely, sea weary sailors, to carefree little girls, mermaids have captured the imagination of people worldwide. In my experience, decorated mermaid cookies can range from difficult to downright stressful, so if you're on the lookout for an easy mermaid cookie idea that even a beginner can manage, this project is for you. Mermaid tail cookies are perfect for new and … [Read more...]

Twenty Shark Cookie Ideas for Shark Week

Twenty fun and frightening (not really) shark cookie ideas for Shark Week via Sweetsugarbelle.com

In my house, after Christmas, Halloween, and birthdays, Shark Week is probably the most anticipated non-holiday event of the year. If you're looking at a busy week of shark watching like me, what better way to celebrate than with a few fun and frightening (only a little) decorated cookies? Here are twenty of my very favorite shark cookies, you know, because it's impossible to pick just one.  Enjoy! 1. Simple Shark Mouth Cookies 2. … [Read more...]

How to Make Mermaid Cookies with a Snowman Cutter

Learn to make mermaid cookies with a Wilton Snowman cutter at Sweetsugarbelle.com

A few weeks ago I did something I thought I'd never do. I went through my cookie cutter collection and got rid of the ones that I rarely use. Okay, before anyone faints, it wasn't quite that dramatic. I didn't actually get rid of them, I just put them into storage for awhile. We're preparing to move, and for some reason my realtor thought that a dining room was a better selling feature than a cookie cave. I know, I know...who wouldn't want … [Read more...]

How to Make Easy Hole in One Golf Cookies

Simple Golf Fairway Cookies Green Cookies via sweetsugarbelle.com

It's no secret that when it comes to golf, my knowledge is pretty limited.  In fact, I spent twenty minutes on Google before naming this post just to be sure I didn't embarrass myself. Anywho, I may stink at golf, but I try to make up for my complete and utter lack of knowledge with cute cookie ideas.  I hope it's working. Like many of my cookie designs, this one began life as a completely different cutter, in this case, a flip flop.  You … [Read more...]

20 Fun and Simple Decorated Cookies for Father’s Day

20 Fun and Simple Decorated Cookies for Father's Day via Sweetsugarbelle.com

  Over the years, Father's Day gifts have gotten a bad rap. It's time to change that. Dreaded old faithfuls like socks and ties go from "blah" to "ahhh" when they're delivered in cookie form. If you're on the lookout for a unique, handmade gift, Father's Day cookies are the perfect solution. Here are twenty fun and easy Father's Day cookie ideas for the special dad in your life! 1. Simple Golf Cookies 2. Cigar Cookies … [Read more...]

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

Whimsical Pink Rose Cookies

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...]