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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Valentine’s Day Cookie Speech Bubbles

Welcome to my first Valentine post of the year! No, you’re not seeing things. Those are pumpkin cookie cutters. Check this out. Frost ’em and flip ’em. Still don’t see it yet? Simply add a message of love. With a little cookie stamping they become Valentine speech bubbles! Super easy to customize when pairing them […]

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 […]

It’s-still-Christmas-Break Holiday Cookie Craft

As much as I wanted to get this post finished before Christmas, I just couldn’t get to it. The cookies for the project were made and decorated, pictures hastily snapped, but a complete manifestation never occurred. I’ll blame it on the last minute 10 dozen sugar cookies I decided to bake and frost, and my […]

Reindeer Cookies

Seriously, so many cookies this Christmas season, so little time. My brain is buzzing with ideas so fast that it’s making me a little crazy. There is so much inspiration out there, people! I ask myself why I didn’t start making some of this stuff sooner! I guess it’s hard for me to really get into the […]

Christmas Tree Cookie Platter

Let’s continue with the simple Christmas cookie designs, shall we? This cookie platter can feed a crowd {or a couple very sugar craving holiday goers} and have a wow-factor by arranging them just right. There are only three simple cookie shapes here that I’m sure even the most occasional baker has in the back of the […]

Santa Gnome Cookies

Coming off of the labor intensive gingerbread village I shared with you in my last post, these guys were a breeze to make! After some persuasion from a cookie friend {you know who you are}, here is a brief tutorial on how to create these rustic gnomes, all Santa-esque, in time for Christmas. I first […]

A Family Wreath of Gratitude.

Just a quick, last minute Thanksgiving idea for you! I caught a glimpse of this pin by Family Fun Magazine the other day and I knew I had to cookie it immediately. It is perfect for a family gathering, easy to execute, and a super way to get the kids thinking about what is important […]