*FIRST OF ALL, the long delayed winner of my last giveaway is…helpergirl, Kelley!!! I will be contacting you soon to arrange shipment! Congratualtions, Kelley!*
Well there may not be snow in San Antonio, but it’s a Texas Christmas to me…
That’s really a song. I promise. George Straight sings it and once back in my LimeWire days, I got the nastiest computer virus trying to illegally download it …What an expensive song that turned out to be!
Anyway, I often wonder if anyone besides Texans have ever heard it.
I keep thinking of my brother off in snowy cold Utah, and I wanted it to be a Texas Christmas for him, so I made him these.
I cannot decide if my favorite is the rope snowflake, or the sand globe. A snow globe doesn’t really make sense here…come to think of it neither do snowmen!
If you like Cowboy Frosty, he’s pretty easy to make!
I came up with two ways of course, the hard way, and the easy way. For the hard way, you will need your ghost cutter (it doesn’t have to be this one, as long as it’s the same general idea) and a round cutter that looks proportionate to the hat. Don’t make it harder than it has to be. You’re not after perfection. The details can be worked out later with icing.
The bad thing is, I always think of what I should have done mid-project. If I were going to do this over again, I would probably go this route…
I mangled one of my many gingerbread men to make a rounder snowman face…then I cut him out and used a knife to finish out the details.
You astound me with your talent.. Kinda makes me sorry Christmas cooking is over here at this house (THANK GOD)…. Come up with some creative ideas for valentines but do it a few weeks early… Not asking much here in Dothan, AL are we!! Merry Christmas!
Love these to pieces!!!! Have a merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Callye!
I adore your talent, woman. Remember what we talked about in email or twitter? It was one of them but you are that woman! Know this. *love*
I just LOVE that every time I visit, you have outdone yourself! I love them all especially the rope snowflakes, they are WONDERFUL!!!
How the heck did you figure that one out??? You must dream cookie cutters!!! I don't think I would ever look at the ghost and say……"you could be a western snowman".
Im amazed EVERYDAY! 🙂
@Vicki its desperation, LOL!
Thanks so much, Diane, Cookie, Brooke and Lis…Landa, I lobe u!
Wonderful exnapaltion of facts available here.
These cookies are really extraordinary! The design and engineering are so cool.
MERRY CRISTMAS CALLEY
SARAH HEFTER FORM BRAZIL. 🙂
Amazing!! Every time I look at your work, I know you are headed to the stars… I'm happy you are on the right path, Callye… I have to come up with some Xmas COOKIES that relate to Cancun…
These are really cool – I like the rope snowflake the best.
Awesome awesome awesome!! Many thanks. I am so excited. I will talk to you soon. Have a blessed Christmas.
I live in the DFW area, and I agree that it does not feel much like Christmas! LOL
The sand globe is my favorite – but the lasso-ing (is lasso-ing a word?) gingerbread man is a close second!
Missy my bros stranded there now! Fine time for fog
So cool, I love them all!!
I used to be AMAZED…not anymore! You are so talented I just look at your cookies in awe now and expect greatness everytime…you never disappoint! LOVE the cowboy snowman idea, I might give it a try if Christmas wasn't tomorrow…maybe next year!
Thanks again for the inspiration…hopeyou and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!
(I know what you mean about feeling like Christmas…I live in AZ and it is supposed to be 75 degrees tomorrow!)
sooo creative! I love that the cowboy theme is applied to even the snowflakes and snowman! how cool is that! You are totally THE COOKIE QUEEN! 😀
Those. Are. Awesome. Love love love the rope snowflake, the sandglobe, the snowman/cowboy, the gingerbread man and deer with the bandanna, the stockings, everything is just amazing and so so so clever and creative. I so wish I had more time to create more fun stuff….
I'm catching up on all of you blog posts and I must say that the gingerbread cowboy is too freaking cute to stand. The little touch with the snowflake sprinkle badge is perfecto!
I love these cookies! I currently live in New Mexico, but grew up in Texas and will be going “home” this Christmas to see family and will be bringing these with me! Thanks for sharing your creativity! Also, I know exactly which song you’re talking about! I love it! Also, have you heard the George Strait Christmas cookie song? It’s one of my favorites too!
Well hello neighbor! Where are you from? I’m *almost* a New Mexican. I am 30 miles from Hobbs and Dad and Mom grew up there, AND both graduated from ENMU!
I’m in Las Cruces. We are pretty close! I remember you mentioning something in your blog about being in Crane, TX for a holiday too. I lived in Odessa for a year after I got married and have an aunt who lives in Crane! What a small world. Another funny coencidence, a girl I went to high school with designed your blog! Erin? We had classes together. Nice lady. The way things are going, we may bump into each other one day!
That is insane!!!
That cowboy gingerbread man is a tall glass of water. er..uh..milk?! 😉
Well, ya’ll outdid yourself! This cowboy critter and various Western accessories roped me in and lassoed my heart.
Oh my god!! They’re absolutly incredibles!! Congratulations!!
Everything and I mean everything here is fantastic. I love them all. Your sandglobes…your cow-skinned stockings, your roped snowflakes…everything! That gingerbread cowboy is the cutest, most creative cookie ever! That is until your brilliant mind comes up with a new idea…in about 5 minutes! So admire your talents Callye 🙂
I must say, as a lot as I enjoyed reading what you had to say, I couldnt help but lose interest after a while. Its as if you had a wonderful grasp to the topic matter, but you forgot to include your readers. Perhaps you should think about this from additional than one angle. Or maybe you shouldnt generalise so much. Its better if you think about what others may have to say instead of just going for a gut reaction to the topic. Think about adjusting your personal believed process and giving others who may read this the benefit of the doubt.
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Your cookies are the cutest I’ve ever seen! I can’t begin to imagine the time that goes into creating each one. I admire your talent! You are an inspiration. I just might need to start baking cookies again.
I’ve been trying to get in touch about linking to this post on my upcoming blog post about Christmas in Texas. Not sure if you got my previous email or saw my comment on Facebook. Please respond with a yes or no. Thanks for the consideration.
I totally missed it…my last baby has been eating my lunch, for two years now. But definitely YES! And thank you for being kind enough to ask!
Thank you very much. I’ll stop by and leave the link to the post once I’ve published it next Monday. Hope you enjoy some beautiful holidays. Thanks again for permission to link.