Category Archives: Cookies

A New Favorite Blog.

I have found a new crazy, yummy, fun-filled blog I just have to share with you.  It’s called Sweet Sugar Belle and it is so fun to look at.  One day when I get some time I have to try some of this stuff. She has get tutorials.  I am in awe of Callye’s craftsmanship.  I think mine would be so messy.
If you are a lover of cookies go check her out at www.SweetSugarBelle.Blogspot.com

Love those TAILS!

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Mardi Gras Cookies by Sweetopia

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I love New Orleans. It is one of my favorite places. I am not a huge fan of Bourbon Street (a little too much for me) but some of the other less touristy places are great with so much history and charm. So when I saw this post over at The TomKat Studio I was in love. I was especially drawn to these cookies by Sweetopia because of their fabulous rich colors and their sparkle (I love me some BLING 😉
Here’s a peek (Pics By Sweetopia)
If you like…these pic’s will make you hungry check out The TomKat Studio for the whole tutorial!

Day 6, 5, 4…Let’s get the bake on…Christmas Cookies ;)

I know I missed a few days but I have been busy, getting ready for this weekend and for my parents who are coming TODAY! YEA!!! This is a different Christmas for us this year. It is the first time in 32 years, I have not been in the house, I grew up in, for Christmas morning…
My parents are so sweet…Santa still comes there every Christmas morning…
Any-who, with life things change and we are excited to start our own traditions and are thrilled not be getting on a plane with the little ones…
So here’s my Sugar Cookie Recipe, which I kind of made up combining a couple I liked… 
I think they turned out really good! 
Sugar Cookies
2 Cups of Flour
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 Sticks of Butter
1/4 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
Cream butter in mixer, add in sugar, salt, vanilla and flour until thick. 
Roll or hand press out your dough. 
Get your favorite cookie cutters out and cut away.  
The trick is to leave them thick at least an 1/4 plus inch!

Place on a cookie sheet and place in oven on 350 degrees for about 8 Mins. 
DO NOT Over cook! You know how I am about things being dry! LOL!
Take off cookie sheet, let them COOL COMPLETELY and royal icing them up! 
I used the Royal Icing recipe from Joy of Baking!

Royal Icing Using Egg Whites:

2 large (60 grams) egg whites
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3 cups (330 grams) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted

 
To get them the perfect color I used this Wilton Icing Coloring.
I bought at Joanne’s Fabrics of all places.
Let cookies sit for at least 2 hours for icing to harden…then enjoy!

 Please excuse my transistion from stars to pumpkins…I forgot to take pics for the stars!
Merry Christmas!

Day 10… Holiday Cookies by Bakerella!

Can you say this girl has some crazy talent or what!?!?  Look at these cookies!  This is from Angie over at Bakerella.  She is amazing.  Here are some of her Holiday cookie designs.  She even has a  tutorial on how she makes and decorated these cookies, which includes a PDF download for the template, so you can too!  Want to WOW somebody with your creative cookie talent?  
Go learn some cool tricks from Angie on her amazing blog!  
Oh…P.S.  The video below is her on the Today show making her famous cake pops!

Photo by Bakerella

Photo by Bakerella

Photo by Bakerella

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