Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I made these little frosting santas on parchment paper, then put them on the snow globes after they dried.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's still Autumn...

December is not quite here yet, so it's not too late to post these cute little Fall cookies, even though my Christmas tree is already up and stockings are hung on the mantel... I'll put up the Christmas cookies next week.

I made these little jars of minis for two of my best friends who both have Autumn birthdays.

This is the apple pie I made for Thanksgiving.

I had some extra pie crust and filling so I made these for my husband and me while the pie was baking. We ate them with ice cream at about 11 o'clock on Thanksgiving eve, so I woke up Thanksgiving morning already feeling like I ate too much. Was that really necessary? No, but it was good.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I've been a little busy so it's been a while since I've made cookies... but my sister-in-law sent a picture of these skeleton cookies from a "Cheryl's" catalog, so I had to try them. How easy with only 2 colors and no flooding! Also a good excuse to try a new chocolate cookie recipe. They turned out pretty yummy. On their own they taste kind of like brownies, and frosted I think they taste like hostess cupcakes. The best part is that they keep their shape perfectly after baking!

I know, some of the them look like alien skeletons because I made the heads too big...

Also, I forgot to post these cookies from a couple months ago (pre-baby)
A photographer in Annapolis asked me to do these for the grand opening of her new studio. I love how the colors turned out.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fireworks and Flags

Have a happy and safe 4th everyone!

I had to send some more cookies to Gram because she was a bit upset that everyone ate hers at the reunion :) so I made a few patriotic teacups and teapots too!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Gram!

We just got back from a week-long beach vacation/ family reunion where we celebrated my Grandmother's 92nd birthday. It was an awesome time and I loved seeing my cousins, 2nd cousins, aunts and uncles, and of course, Gram. To celebrate her birthday I made her these little teacup and teapot cookies.

Gram loves a good cup of coffee, but hates drinking it out of a mug. Whenever she visits any of us, we are always sure to have a pretty little teacup for her to drink from. My Aunt even gave her one for her birthday so she could have a teacup at the beach. She is too cute... I love that lady.

Happy Birthday Gram!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Soccer cookies

I got to make some cookies for my neighbor's birthday today. He is this really great kid who is always polite and friendly, and he does a great job mowing our lawn, and he kind of looks like Leonardo DiCaprio! :)

He plays soccer for his high school, so his mom suggested soccer cookies which I was very excited to do. I found out what cleats he wears, and tried to copy them, and the T design is his school logo. Also his name starts with T so I though it would work.

These were really fun to do especially because I got to use my Kopykake projector. Believe me, those soccer balls would have taken twice as long and not looked half as good if I had to do it freehand. I love my cookie machine!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Flower Babies

My Bible study group had a surprise shower for my friend Amy last week. It was a lot of fun to celebrate with her!

I made cupcakes, but I couldn't resist making cookies too.

So I decided to do little cookie toppers on the cupcakes.

They turned out cute, but I have to say that I ate one of the cookies the next day and almost broke a tooth biting into the face! I didn't see anyone in pain the night before so maybe it's just because this one was sitting out an extra day. I'll have to make the icing a little thinner next time just in case.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring is here!

You wouldn't know it because of the winter coats I had to put on myself and the kids yesterday, or the fire in the fireplace tonight, or the snow in the forecast for Sunday, but it really is Spring! So to celebrate, I made these cookies for a friend's mother who is having a dinner party this weekend.

Here they are in the box so you can see them better.

I loved doing these butterflies! I got the design from a tutorial (click here to see it) on This is also a great tutorial for how to decorate cookies in general if anyone's interested in trying it.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Race and Tumble

My friend's adorable twins turned four last weekend and I made some cookie favors for their party. The party was at a little gym and it was so cute to see all the kids bouncing and balancing and tumbling. Except for my kid. He was still grumpy because he just woke up from his nap :( oh well.

I made gymnast cookies for the little girl.

I really love how these turned out. I had a hard time with the faces- but really like the ones with black eyes and a half smile. I'll remember to do that next time I have to do faces.

Notice the red armpits and thighs? (You can click on the pic to enlarge... but don't do that with the pics below because they don't look as good close up :) The red bled into the flesh color as they dried. That was a real bummer. I think any other color leotard would have been fine, but I wanted to use the same colors for the Lightening McQueen cookies that I did for her brother.

I have to confess that I kind of cheated on these because I used my cool new cookie toy - a KopyKake projector! It went on sale at an online art store and I knew I had to have it. This thing is awesome. You just put a picture in the box and it projects it down onto your cookie for you to trace! I felt sort of ridiculous buying it but it was on sale (did I mention it was on sale?) so I was able to justify the purchase a little bit. Plus it will save me so much time on cookies in the future, and time is money right? Besides, I love it!!! I plan to do all sorts of fun things with it. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Birthday and Bon Voyage

I did 65 of these cookies for a 1 year-old's birthday party.

I didn't think 65 would be that big of a deal... but it was. Mostly because I thought I had to bake the cookies and frost them on the same day. I am always concerned that they won't taste fresh by the time they are delivered. But we still have some of the left over cookies and 5 days later they are soft and delicious! So next time I will definitely be baking the cookies ahead of time. Which will be helpful next week when I have to do cookies for a birthday party and a baby shower on the same day.

So after I stayed up way too late working on those, my mom (who thankfully was there to take care of the kids while I did cookies) said the next morning, "You have to make more cookies!" My first thought was that my daughter had eaten the ones that were out drying on the table, and I almost cried. But, actually she just wanted me to make some Bon Voyage cookies for my nieces who were going to Paris with their parents that evening. (I know - lucky girls!!) So, we whipped these up with the leftover icing.

I love the "Tiffany Blue" (which is actually just turquoise) with the white.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

School Spirit

A former 5th grade student of mine is now in college at FSU. (That makes me feel so old!) Her mom contacted me and asked if I could do some FSU cookies in a care package for her. "Sure!" I said. Then I looked at the logo and thought, "uh oh"...

But they actually turned out ok. Some of the seminoles seemed a bit more angry than others and a couple of them just kind of looked like clowns. Those I didn't send. They went into the container in my kitchen for the "mookies"- a term coined by my husband for the mess-ups that he's allowed to eat.

Here are some of the ones I did send. Once I figured out a plan to do them, which took lots of trial and error (and mookies), they actually went pretty quickly.

For those that are interested... First I did the black, yellow and red outline in a thick icing. Then I outlined the hair and the face. As they dried I thinned out all my icing and then "flooded" the hair and added the feathers. Then I flooded the face and added the facial features. Next I flooded the red. When everything was all dry, I used a food coloring marker to write on the feather.

Over all they were fun to do and I really enjoyed the challenge!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Audrey!

We celebrated Audrey's 2nd birthday today with a Teddy Bear Princess Cake!

As is typical, I was up till 1:45 the night before baking, and baking, and baking (I had to make 3 cakes because I kept messing up) and then decorating of course.

But it was worth it. Just look at that face. Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Over the Hill

My niece called me the other day and asked me to do some birthday cookies for her dad, who is turning 40 on Sunday. These cupcakes were a lot of fun. The little sugar crystals were so easy to work with and really made the cookies sparkle.

I used a food coloring marker to write the little gift tag cookie. It is so cool to be able to actually write on the cookie, but it was surprisingly hard to make it look neat. This was my third try. I wonder if they make ones with finer tips?

Happy Birthday Mike!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I had some extra dough and frosting in the fridge, so I decided to make some more Valentine's cookies with the kiddos today.

Oh, and I let them frost a couple too. You should have seen my kitchen floor.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cookie Archives

Here are the onesie cookies that started it all.

Train cookies for my son's birthday

These cowboy cookies were for a Halloween "trunk or treat" at my church.

Here are my turkeys and autumn leaves

Christmas cookies!

New Year's

and the Super Bowl