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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Dinosaur Foot Cookies

Dinosaur Track Cookies

Once a year I try to make cookies for my dinosaur-obsessed little boy.  I love the challenge of coming up with ideas that are the perfect combination of sweet and scary.  These dinosaur feet cookies capture the best of both worlds. To make dinosaur feet cookies, use a heart cutter to trim a flip flop as pictured below. To decorate these cookies you will need: Light green piping and flood icing Dark green piping icing … [Read more...]

Perfectly Stenciled Cookies Every Single Time

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Do you have cookie friends?  If not, you should. I have a cookie friend who's kind of a genius.  You've heard the old saying two heads are better than one?  Well Kim is kind of like two heads.  Add mine to the mix and we come up with things like this. One night while our husbands were doing the things they do {football and X-box} we were having one of our cookie "text talks".  The topic?  Stenciling. Kim had an idea that magnets might be … [Read more...]

Simple Rose Monogram Cookies

Floral Monogram Cookies

From time to time I get on cookie kicks.  Lately it's monograms. Perfect monogram cookies are easy to make.  Since I went projectorless for the last two rounds, I thought it was time for a Kopykake version.  As I've mentioned before, a Kopykake won't change your skill level overnight but with practice it will allow you to achieve a consistent results in less time than other methods. To create monogram cookies with a Kopykake I always begin … [Read more...]

Custom Alphabet Cookies

Custom Letter L Cookie

Maybe it's just me, but I've always dreamed of having my own little family of cookie elves.  They'd spend their days singing happy little cookie tunes while washing dirty icing bowls and making custom cutters to suit my every need.  A girl can dream, but until they show up creative thinking and hand cutting are the best solutions for me. I usually prefer re-purposing to hand cutting cookies but sometimes it's the easiest and most inexpensive … [Read more...]

Patriotic Flag Cookie Platter and Printable Kopykake Template

US Flag Cookies

Whoever said summer was about long lazy days fibbed or didn't have kids.  Now that school is out it seems like I run all day.  Fourth of July cookies are one of my all-time favorites to make but it seems like every year I run out of time.  It's times like this when I revert to simple and sweet. These cookies can be made with or without a Kopykake.  Either draw lines on the cookie before decorating with a food safe marker or print out the nifty … [Read more...]

Perfect Monogram Cookies

Perfect Monogram Cookies

Simple classic monogram cookies are great for many occasions.  This time around I made them for a baby shower. Start by finding a letter you like.  I usually Google a specific letter rather than sorting through fonts.  If you have a Kopykake, print and pipe.  If not, here's a quick way to transfer a letter from paper to cookie. Cut out the letter and position it on the cookie.  I used a cookie that was already flooded but this works on … [Read more...]