Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Year in Review: Favorite cookies of 2013

I've been sitting here staring at the pictures of cookies I haven't posted yet, trying to figure out if I could skew any of them to be "New Year's" cookies.  Then, it hit me to instead do a wrap-up of the year and post the favorite cookies of the year based on blog views and comments. 

If you missed any of the blog posts the first go-around, you can click on the link above each picture.  Let me know what you think and if you have a favorite from the year that didn't make it!

March 2013 - Easter Egg Cookies
September 2013 - Marching Band Cookies
December 2013 - Letters to Santa Cookies

A HUGE thank you to all my wonderful customers that made all the cookies above possible.  I started this adventure back in March and never dreamed that I would be where I'm at just 10 months later.  I am so excited to see what 2014 will bring!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!: Christmas Present Cookies

Merry Christmas, everyone!  Christmas is by far my favorite holiday and, in my humble opinion, the most wonderful time of the year.  I made these Christmas gift cookies as a birthday gift for a very special lady turning 92.

I used "wet-on-wet" technique for all of the gift cookies, and the holly present ended up being my favorite.
 Enjoy the time with your friends and family this Christmas!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Cookie Bouquet

Well it has been an eventful weekend for us!  I headed to the ER Thursday with abdominal cramps and a fever and lo and behold, I had appendicitis.  At 11 pm, I was taken to surgery and had my appendix removed.  Now I'm in recovery mode and I'm just really disappointed because this is the time of year I was looking to crank cookies out and do several different ideas, but it's just not happening this year.  However, it's time like this that I am glad I have cookies saved up to post when I am in no condition to be working on cookies! 

I made this mini-Christmas bouquet as part of my display for the MOPS market last October.  I wanted to show some Christmas themed cookies for anyone interested in ordering.

I'm going to do my best to keep up during this busy season, but I'm not making any promises!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Letters to Santa Cookies

And now for the highly anticipated part two of the Letters to Santa cookies made for my dear friend Melanie. :)  If you missed part one, make sure and check it out here.

I truly think I saved the best for last with this one.  I love making cookies, but sometimes it gets monotonous.  Then, every so often I have a design that I get really excited about and it gives me back the spark.  These letters to Santa did the trick for me this time!

I tried to channel my inner child to not only come up with what gift ideas they would want, but also to give authentic, child-like handwriting.  Then, I included some Christmas-themed mailboxes for the kiddos to send off their letters.


 Thanks again for ordering, Melanie!  I had such a fun time making these cookies for you!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Santa Claus Cookies

I personally refused to do any Christmas cookies before Thanksgiving had passed, but the second it was over I dived into my first Christmas cookies.  I'd be lying if I didn't admit that ever since I first started this cookie venture back in March, I have been looking forward to Christmas cookie season.

My sweet friend Melanie, who you may remember from my housewarming cookies, hosts an annual Santa Christmas party and wanted cookies for the event.  The theme for the party was "Letters to Santa" so she asked me to design some Santa cookies and then some mail themed cookies that you'll see in my next post.

I was shocked to realize that I didn't actually own a Santa cookie cutter! I have since rectified that dilemma, but at the time when I needed to bake these James was already napping so I had to improvise.  I chose to mend together a scalloped oval and a Santa hat and I'm really happy with how it turned out.


I am so excited that it is officially the "most wonderful time of the year" and I am looking forward to sharing many, many Christmas cookies with you.  Don't forget to come back to see part two of my cookies for Melanie!