Jelly Bean Jar Cookies

How can Easter be less than two weeks away and I’ve only made ONE new-to-me cookie design for it?! Yikes. Life has been busy. I made these for my monthly blog stint on the website Bake It Up a Notch. I am assuming you have a few jelly beans in your cupboard right now and perhaps dough […]

Easy Bird Nest Cookies for Spring

It feels like an eternity since I’ve posted something new on the blog. The last few weeks have been a flurry of school obligations, home life, and Cookie Con. The latter being the most fun and most exhausting. I think I have finally recovered from talking cookies for 3 days straight, yet the loot I amassed from the trip […]

Embroidery Cookies and Photo Tips

Once a month I get to contribute to the website Bake It Up a Notch. It is a great source for bakers of all levels, filled with creative ideas to try, tips on how to improve sales, and ways make your business more efficient. My latest post there gives a brief introduction to cookie photography, with […]

St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Pops

March is here! Finally! The winter may actually end now!!! I feel like time is a wastin’ for St. Patrick’s Day treats, so let’s get right to it. Once I found these adorable paper straws in the dollar bin at Target, I knew what I had to do… That whole photo booth prop thing we all […]

Truffula Tree Cookies

Anyone who decorates cookies knows the difficulties in making a character cookie. You get those eyes or ears just the slightest bit off and it can look like some deranged mutant, as opposed to the sweet creature it was supposed to resemble. Some people are super good at characters and way more brave than I […]

A few more Valentine sweet hearts…

The thing with heart shaped cookies is that the decorating possibilities are endless. It’s almost daunting to me sometimes. An abundance of piping patterns. Any number of colors. A sea of sprinkles. What to do?! A lot of the time, a single color with sanding sugar is the most satisfying to me. I had a hankering for […]

Olympic Cookies

While I am not a big sporting event type of person, I am completely obsessed with the Olympics. I’ve been counting down the days for this year’s winter games to start. I hear the theme song and get goosebumps. Scour the web looking for event start times. Making plans for what to eat for the […]

I scream, you scream, for Valentine Ice Cream!!!

A mom/son date night with my 11 year old will most likely involve ice cream. Never mind the temperature outside is in the negative digits. If there is a big bowl of frozen goodness with all you can eat toppings out there, he’s in! Maybe next time I can talk him into a warm movie […]

Valentine’s Day Tic Tac Toe Cookies

It’s my one year blogiversary! Last January I produced my very first post, Valentine Dominos. One picture and a single sentence to go with it, mostly because I wanted to make sure the thing worked when I clicked “publish”. It DID work and I was so proud. I felt very minuscule in the sea of […]

Polar Vortex Penguins

Surprise! It’s going to be unfathomably cold again! There may be no school on Monday! We’ve gotta stock up on butter and eggs! I feel trapped and I can’t stay in this house any longer!!! I also can’t stop saying polar vortex. It’s one of those crazy buzz words that’s in the news continually. Like […]