The Posts of Christmas Cookies Past

Happy, happy holidays!

Since I noticed other bloggers and online magazines have been posting photos of my Christmas treats, which I have randomly found, I thought I better post them myself! I haven’t started baking in earnest yet so I’m going to visit The Posts of Christmas Cookies Past!

Probably the most fun and interactive cookies I’ve made were the Shake-able Snow Globes Cookies.

shakable snow globe cookies

These White Chocolate Dipped Spritz Cookies are dipped and delish and make fun little packages to hand out!

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The Peppermint Decorated Sugar Cookies are easier to make than they look. I think you’ll like the DIY tutorial and even an easy way to wrap them up.

DIY Tutorial Peppermint Candy Shaped Cookies

Delightful and festive Pink Christmas Trees Cookies with fondant pennants are extra special and unique.

pink christmas tree cookies

You can find lots more holidays treats by searching in the search window on the sidebar under “holidays” or “christmas”.

Holiday cupcakes coming soon!

georgetown cupcake holiday

I hope your holiday season has been merry & bright.

Naughty n’ Nice Gingerbread Men

Hello! This post might be a fine how-do-you-do after a five month blogging break but I realized something – I’ve never gave these spicy guys their own post page last year and like a good mother who loves all her baked children equally, I just had to. Thank you for indulging me. And of course, properly dressed for dinner. Carry On and Happy Holidays!

Red, White & Blue Patriotic Meringue Heart Cookies

After two weeks of back-to-back political conventions, I’m convinced of the origins of global warming but no matter which candidate actually warms the cockles of your heart we can all come together and agree that meringues are delicious, can’t we? I made these tri-colored meringue hearts for our 4th of July celebrations but thought they would also be the perfect apolitical treat while still showing our patriotic pride. If you’ve been following my blog for the past seven years (!)… [Read More]

A Party To Welcome A Sweet Baby Boy

Hello! If you’ve been following me on SweetsToImpress Instagram, you’ve seen pics here and there of the dessert party I created for my great-nephew’s Meet n’ Greet.  I not only had the fun of making all the desserts for the table but I also made the decorations!  I’ve been a very busy great-auntie for weeks but I was also very organized which was a tremendous help in not becoming too stressed to get-it-all-done. Since my niece had no preference for… [Read More]

Happy 2016 Update

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Mine was very nice – boys home, family for dinner, all healthy, and a new MacBook Pro which I’m finding difficult to transition to from two decades of using a PC.  I’m selling more images through Getty Images and wanted some better resolution than what I was working on. I don’t even know the name of the screen I had on my old laptop but the screen looks different at every… [Read More]

Spritz Christmas Cookies – Dipped and Delish!

When I was a little girl, about eye level with the table, I remember my mom making spritz cookies for Christmas. They seemed like so much effort for such a small cookie – filling up the copper colored aluminum tube, turning the nob that screwed the plunger down to push the dough through the tube and shaped discs.  Problem was you never knew how much dough was coming out – were you turning the knob too much or too little? … [Read More]

Fourth of July Red, White & Blue Bunting Cupcakes

Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays – the festive atmosphere from parades early in the day to the anticipation of sparkling, booming fireworks late at night.  The entire day is wrapped up in a trio of colors and feelings that resonate from a place of deep love for my country. I love the patriotic bunting and paper lanterns strung across the lights that criss-cross from under the eves of the roof to the big trees in our… [Read More]

Sneak Peek for St. Patrick’s Day Cake Decorations

Happy March!  I’ve been busy making decorations out of fondant that will adorn a St. Patrick’s Day cake I’m envisioning. I say “envisioning” because I have ideas of certain decorating elements and then I have to figure out how I’m going to make them. This is why I love the creative challenge of decorating cakes, cupcakes and cookies and seeing if I can make those ideas come to fruition. I always ask myself, “Can I figure out a way to… [Read More]

Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year Decorated Almond Cookies

Growing up, I was always aware of the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year, as it’s becoming more commonly called it seems.  Both my brother and I were born in the heart of Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles and my mother would recollect that when my brother was born fireworks were going off.  Since his birthday is on Valentine’s Day there’s a good chance that this coincided with the Chinese New Year.  No fireworks for me when I arrived… [Read More]

Meringue Cookie Heart Pops Over At Hungry Happenings

Hello!  Before I share some exciting news, I want to say “thank you” to so many who wrote letting me know they tried to leave comments on Monday and couldn’t.  The new site began a migration unexpectedly and I was even off line for awhile.  Not how I wanted to start off.  You can leave comments now but I’ve lost all the comments from the 4 most recent posts and I’m locked out of Feedburner for the time being so… [Read More]