Peeking Bunny Cookies

Accidental successes reminded me of this little guy =) Isn't he cute? The funny part is, I didn't plan him that way.  While making last year's Easter cookies I ran into a little road block.  My cute little bunny was the outcome. If you look closely at one of my platters from last year, you can see Mr. Bunny AND his twin brother the stand alone bunny. When I found this cutter I was SOOOOOOOO excited, until I began using it.  It only … continue reading

Cupcake Cookies, An Experiment Gone Right

An experiment. A test.  A trial.  In reality, that's all cookies really are.  The only limitation is your imagination and how far you are willing to go to make your dream a reality. A week or so ago, I had someone ask me about blogging.  She's shied away from it, because she was not sure she wanted to document her mistakes.  Although I completely understood where she was coming from, it reminded me of one of the most important lessons this … continue reading

Peeps Cookies

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Everyone knows these guys! I made my first set last year and since then I have had many people ask me where I found a Peeps cutter.  Truth is, it was just a lucky Hobby Lobby find.  The cutter I used to make the cookies below was one of a set of minis they carried last year. One thing I never really liked about it, however, is the fact that it was so small.  So, this year I went on the hunt for another readily available cutter that could be … continue reading

Second-hand Cookie Cutters

I recently took a little mountain vacation, and one my favorite things about getting away, besides the lake, a local Starbucks, a cookie cutter store, great local food, mountain air....ummmmmmmmm, what was I talking about again???Oh YES, one of my favorite things about mountain getaways besides all of the others is heading  to the flea markets.  I love scouring them for treasures, ESPECIALLY old cookie cutters!  … continue reading

Meet Maryann {My cookie IDOL}

Everyone has a hero, and today after meaning to for months, I want to introduce you to mine, Maryann Rollins, AKA, The Cookie ArtisanI met Maryann online, and we have become good friends over the past two years.I first stumbled upon her while browsing Flickr.  I found her photostream, and I literally spent hours looking at every single amazing detail of her cookie platters.  I consider her my teacher because I learned most … continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I have a little funny.  I got SOOOOOOOO into the cookies for today, that I forgot to make sure my kiddos were wearing green.  So now, my oldest has the most atrocious pair of St. Patrick's glasses from Walgreen's{think John Lennon with shamrocks}. Belle has green dangle-y shamrock earrings, and Caleb has a green toy he has vowed not to let go of.  And believe me, he better not.  His brother is watching...and … continue reading

Storing Royal Icing

It takes a LOT of guts to show someone the inside of your refrigerator, EVEN if it is a picture from the beginning of the week, before I've had a chance to wreck it.It's about right up there with letting someone rifle through your underwear drawer.  You can tell a lot about people by looking in their fridge.But even though it's scary {maybe even scarier for you} I'm going to do it! I'm posting this … continue reading

Rainbow Tie-dye Cookies

St. Patrick's Day bit me with the rainbow bug!  They are everywhere...pancakes, waffles, Rice Krispie treats, Jello...and STILL, I am not tired of seeing all of the pretty colors.  So, I decided to make more.These simple cookies are very beautiful  AND what's even better is that they are easy to make!The hardest part is gathering all of the supplies.  Be prepared to spend an half an … continue reading

Coloring and Preparing Royal Icing

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I do lots of weird things.  Some of them don't make sense until I explain the logic behind them.  The way I color and prepare my royal icing is one of these things. Keep in mind, this is not the only way, just my way. I begin with VERY stiff RI.  YOu can find my recipe by clicking HERE.  See how the spatula stands straight up in the icing?  It should be so stiff that even if you were to thump it, the handle would barely move. Also, … continue reading

An AHA Moment…

Most of the time I try to plan my blog posts, but sometimes they just happen.  This is one of those times.  Just call it a blog of opportunity.It all started with Justin Beiber cookies.  Yes, you heard me right, Justin Bieber.  I always say I am not going to do this to myself anymore, but it was for my neighbor, and I really like her, AND she has mowed my lawn a few times, AND the clothes rack I "borrowed" last year is still … continue reading