Poinsettia Wreath Cookies

You guys, it’s been SO LONG since I’ve had the chance to blog, I almost forgot how to post tutorials on here! I’ve been more focused on the selling side of Melissa Joy these days, so the “how-to cookie” stuff tends to fall by the wayside. I’ve added a gallery of my work to the menu bar, organized by […]

Figgy Pudding Cookies

I have never eaten figgy pudding, nor do I exactly know what it is. I know the Muppets sang about it. Does that count? All I know is that I wanted to make a cookie version when I came across some darling felt figgy pudding ornaments on Pinterest. To clarify, these are cookies that look like figgy pudding, not taste like it. […]

Christmas Tree Farm Cookies

As soon as I spied these straws, I knew exactly what I would make with them. That was in August. Their wood grain immediately had me thinking Christmas tree farm and the idea eventually became a classroom treat! First gather up your little trees, any design you please… I used my wonderful FooDoodlers to help with the […]

Woodland Christmas Hedgehogs with Haniela’s

I’ve been immersed in a woodland winter wonderland of ideas just waiting to be created! The reason being that dear Hani, of Haniela’s, had asked me to be a part of a woodland Christmas collaboration, of which I enthusiastically said YES. The result on my end was this little holiday hedgehog, settling down for a long […]

Woodland Christmas Log Cookies

When you’re a baker, holiday cookie designs begin long before it’s appropriate to even think about Christmas. You can ask just about any of us crazies, and we will admit to it. We also have a hard time keeping them under wraps until after Thanksgiving, and a few ideas may sneak out before then, but […]

Fuzzy Hoods for Frigid Temps.

After one insane deep freeze here in Wisco {and everywhere else} that kept us cooped up for a few extra days, it seemed the perfect opportunity to make more of these sweeties I started right before Christmas break. The arctic temps are also a great excuse to heat up the oven for a little extra […]

A Year in Cookies – 2013 Review

I enjoyed posting some of my favorite cookie creations of 2013 on Facebook today, so I thought I would share them here on the blog as well. Time moves so quickly… I had forgotten about some and others seem to have been made so long ago. It was fun to revisit all the work that […]