Autism Awareness

************GIVEAWAY CLOSED************?Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month?  It is a month dedicated to increasing awareness and educating the public about autism.A few weeks ago, I was approached by my friend Mique about doing a special project for Autism Awareness.  I personally haven't had much experience with autism, however,  as the mother of an autistic child, this campaign is very near and … continue reading

Splash Guard, West Texas Style

Do you know what this is?  I am not sure if this tip is smart or shameful, but it works for me, so I'll share...This is pretty much the "I live in the middle of nowhere" version of this...which also happens to cost about twenty-five dollars, BEFORE shipping!The story of this contraption goes pretty much like this...One evening while baking, I was talking on the phone with my friend Jenni {who happens to be very patient with the mixer … continue reading

Speckled Egg Cookies

*******UPDATED 3/23/2012:  You know how yoou sit around and think about something for a year or so, then suddenly it occurs to you that you might have been doing something the dumb hard way?  Well after stewing over it, I am thinking, it might be easier to suck a tiny bit of icing up with the tip of the squeeze bottle, a la medicine bottle style, rather than put it IN the bottle.  I haven't tested it, but I was thinking it would work, so you … continue reading

Special Delivery

Have you seen this beautiful baby shower collection from The Celebration Shoppe?  It is called Special Delivery, and I adore it!It's soft and sweet, yet neutral enough that it's great for a girl or a boy.  And the best part is the cute little animals are the perfect inspiration for cookies.This little hippo cookie is so cute, and so very easy to make with cutters you might already own!Here's how I did it.?First, I took an inexpensive … continue reading

Easter Eye-Candy

Today I wanted to bring you a fun and inspiring Easter cookie roundup from some of my most talented cookie friends!  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!Each photo links to the artisan's blog, Flickr photostream, or ETSY shop, so, if you would like to see more, click on the photo =)This cute little pastel bunnies are from Bea, at Cancun Cookies {she really IS in Cancun =)}My super talented friend Bren made these.  Should really check … continue reading

Fancy Flours Easter Decorating Kit {Giveaway}

I have been a long time customer of Fancy Flours, an online baking supply store.  Many of you have heard of them, and if you haven't, you NEED to know about them.Fancy Flours carries all sorts of fun baking supplies.  They have the staples, such as gel colors and sanding sugar, but they also have a fun selection of cookie cutters, sprinkles, dragees, royal icing accents, flavorings and … continue reading

Fun Find {Mickey Mouse Cutter}

GIVEAWAY CLOSED**************************?Throughout my cookie adventure, I have been all around the Internet searching for the perfect Mickey Mouse cutter.  The first one I ever found was a Wilton comfort grip Mickey cutter which was listed on Ebay.  Looked great, until I noticed it was already at the sixty dollar mark with 4 days left to bid!  Ummmm, let me think about that one...NO?!{There are some cutters I've said no … continue reading

Skin or Flesh Tone Icing

I have been thinking about these cookies for a while.  They were inspired by those little necklaces that were so popular during my grade school years.  I made the cookie version for my best friends {who deserve way more than a cookie for putting u with me}, but I think they would be perfect for slumber parties, or even bride and groom wedding favors.If you would like to see the full tutorial, I am guest posting today on I … continue reading

Spring Bird Nest Cookies

I'm thinking Easter and spring cookies are my favorite because that's about when my brain goes on idea overload.  These nest cookies were a case of an idea that snowballed {wish I could think of a spring-ier term for that} HATCHED =), thanks Brenda!When I began, I only intended on making nests, but by the time I finished, I had nests, birdies, and little cupcake toppers!Maybe I need to get out more =)To begin this project, you will need to … continue reading

Disco Dust Shaker Giveaway {Winners}

Here are the lucky ten winners of Karen's Cookies newest product, Pixie Dust Shakers, AND a surprise color of disco dust!  Congratulations!  Just for fun I included some old cookie photos that I've never gotten around to sharing.  Pardon the quality.  Some of them are pre-new cool camera, LOL.If you didn't win, no worries, you can still get disco dust shakers of your own!  Just hop on over to Karen's Cookies and order … continue reading