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...]

Texas Rangers Cookies

Texas Rangers Cookies

Do ya know what I like more than baseball?  Baseball cookies! Just kidding.  I pretty much don't like baseball at all.  Except the pants, of course. Turns out, that even though I don't like baseball lots of other people do.  Especially the boy next door. Our neighbor Ethan is a huge Texas Rangers fan.  He's here almost every day playing with the kiddos but if my husband turns on the game he immediately gets in on the action.  We always … [Read more...]

Simple Star Trek Cookies

Starfleet Insignia Cookie 1

Confession time.  As much as  love Star Trek I am not a true "Trekkie".  That title actually belongs to my brother.  By the time he was in the fourth grade he faithfully read his Star Trek encyclopedia, spoke a bit of Klingon, and played with various USS Enterprise models that he lovingly glued together piece by piece.  Thanks to a family rule that we take turns picking movies {I come from a time where people usually only had one TV and VCR} over … [Read more...]

Accenting Decorated Cookies with Stencils {Guest Post}

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According to the Urban Dictionary a squee is, "a noise primarily made by an over-excited fangirl, however it has spread rapidly and is now widely spread among the web community." Up until last Thursday I'm pretty sure I have never EVER "squee-d", but my friend Hillary, AKA The Cookie Countess changed all that.  I'm now a "squee-er". What, you ask, could possibly make me squee? As of now, guest posts like this. Guess that makes me a rabid … [Read more...]

Pretty Stenciled Damask Cookies

Damask Cookies

A few years ago, I was invited to a baby shower in honor of a childhood friend.  My job was to make cookies, of course.  She sent me pictures of her bedding and we came up with some designs which I made into cookies. Now I don't know if I've mentioned it, which is really a lie, because I mention it all the time...I live in a pretty rural area which happens to be about seventy miles from where the shower was going to be. That morning I left … [Read more...]

Simple Delft Blue Easter Egg Cookies

Simple Delft Blue Easter Egg Cookies

I have always wanted to make Delft blue Easter eggs, but somehow, every year I've run out of time.  This year, I have the time, but somewhere along the way I decided that tons of intricate piping was not my thing {might've been the burlap bunnies}.  Anyway, I decided that the world might be a better place if I came up with a lazy human way to make  Delft eggs.  I'm passing it on to you, so you can be lazy too, and I won't feel as bad about … [Read more...]