Decorated Cookies

The Snowy Day — Christmas Cookies

The Snowy Day Christmas Cookies -by amber's hands-

Christmas is almost here! Which means it’s time to reveal our 2017 Christmas cookie design! I was so excited when I found out the US Postal Service released The Snowy Day stamps this year, so when it was time to design our cookies, I couldn’t think of a better theme than the classic children’s book. So, without further ado, here is our take on The Snowy Day Christmas cookies. (more…)

Cardinal Christmas Cookies

Cardinal Christmas Cookies

Merry Christmas! How cute are these cardinal Christmas cookies?

I don’t know about you, but I’m way behind on everything and COMPLETELY NOT READY for Christmas just yet. 🙂 So I thought I’d just give you a quick shout out, and share our Christmas cookies this year. We went with a cardinal theme and kept it simple with 3 shapes. And I only have the one picture because I can’t seem to find my head these days! Haha. I hope it gives you some inspiration anyway!

In spite of it all, I want to wish all my readers the happiest of holiday seasons!

Thank you for all your support! 🙂

Technical details: We used two consistencies of icing, 20-second icing and piping icing. We didn’t bother outlining the cookies, just used the 20-second icing to create the single color backgrounds. 

See the rest of our decorated cookies here.

With Love From Me to You {Christmas Cookies 2015}

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If there’s anything that you want
If there’s anything I can do
Just call on me and I’ll send it along
With love from me to you
-The Beatles

When I found these adorable tag cookie cutters, I knew right away that they needed to be part of our Christmas cookies this year. And when I thought about what to write on them, this song immediately popped into my head. And then my imagination started flowing, figuring out how to combine Christmas with this love theme. Then my sister suggested using a turquoise and red color scheme, and these penguin cookies were born. (more…)

Sending My Love Valentine Cookies

Woah, two posts in one week? That hardly ever happens.

Wait, two decorated cookie posts in one week? That has never before happened on this blog.

I had no intention of making Valentine cookies this year, but when I had some leftover dough from the penguin cookies, I decided to make a small batch.

The scalloped squares have always made me think of stamps, so I decided to make Valentine stamp cookies. I found a picture of this year’s Valentine stamps from the post office, and I simplified the design quite a bit to fit on a small cookie.

Here’s a little sequence of pictures showing the process a little.

After doing the pink heart in the center, I flooded the remaining area with red icing.

Lastly (after letting them dry overnight), I used a little food coloring mixed with a little water to paint wavy stripes over the cookies so they look like they’ve been post marked. I also used a food color marker to write on the bottom.

These aren’t my favorite cookies I’ve ever made, but I thought I’d share them anyway and send you all a little Valentine’s Day love!

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