sugar cookies

Nobody’s Perfect {Baby Shower Cookies}

If you know me in real life– or, frankly, if you’ve read a lot of this blog– you probably know that I can be a little tiny bit of a perfectionist sometimes. Or a lot of a perfectionist most of the time.

I realize that last sentence doesn’t really work grammatically.

Anyway. I made these a long time ago, now. Like 2 months ago, almost. It was during a really super crazy week when I had a baby shower and a birthday party and any number of other things happening all at once. I hadn’t even decided for sure that I was going to make sugar cookies for this baby shower (the one for which I made this Elephant Onesie) but then I decided to be my overachieving self and just do it.

Well, it wasn’t really a great choice as these cookies were a huge pain in the neck. Ha ha. I made sure to do a really simple design, and chose to do it all with one consistency of icing so that they’d go really fast. Except it didn’t go like that.

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Owl You Need Is Love

Owl You Need Is Love Cookies -by amber's hands-

I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to top our Valentine Cookies from last year. The Steampunk Valentine Cookies we made are still my favorite to date.

I think these are still pretty cute, though. 🙂 I was inspired by this artwork.

These cookies gave me a little trouble, for a number of reasons. None of which were really about the difficulty of making the cookies themselves. Overall they’re pretty simple.

The first snag I hit was that when I was working on these, an amazingly talented blogger named Haniela posted these cookies, which are pretty much the same idea as the ones I was making. I nearly decided not to post these at all, but decided that they’re different enough that you might want to see another take on the heart-shaped owls. You should definitely check out her blog. That woman is really talented and seriously prolific.

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Christmas Cookies 2012

Oh my goodness, guys. Can you believe I haven’t made any decorated cookies since May?? That’s crazy. I’m not sure I’ve gone that long between cookie batches since I started decorating cookies. I mean, seriously decorating cookies. Decorated sugar cookies have been a Christmas tradition in my family since I was in high school (or maybe before.)

Anywho.

I’m not going to say much in this post because it’s already my bedtime and I’m pretty much just desperate to get some kind of Christmas-related post on here, since it’s ONE WEEK UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!! Goodness. Where does my life go?

So here are a bunch of pretty cookies. Sorry, no tutorials, but the techniques aren’t really any different than other ones I’ve shown you. They’re not drastically different than last year’s. We were running out of creativity. (more…)

Elizabeth & Nate’s Wedding Cookies

I know I teased you all last week with a sneak peek of these cookies. I’m finally getting around to telling you all about them.

Even before Nate & Elizabeth were officially engaged, my sister & I volunteered to make cookies. This was before we thought about the fact that Nate’s family alone could fill up the church. Luckily for us, Elizabeth had a lot of people make a lot of different kinds of desserts. So we didn’t have to make enough for everyone. We made about 80.

We had originally planned to only make cakes, but last-minute I decided to make some hearts as well, and I’m so glad I did. I think the hearts are my favorite.

 

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