Decorated Snowflake Cookies!

‘Tis the season for making a flurry of snowflake cookies.

Decorated snowflake cookies Christmas cookies

Sugar cookie recipe and tutorial. Roll, cut and bake.

Decorated snowflake cookies Christmas cookies

Royal Icing Recipe and Tutorial. Outline. #2 tip.

Decorated snowflake cookies Christmas cookies

Fill in. Lightly sprinkle with rainbow Disco Dust.

Decorated snowflake cookies Christmas cookies

Sunlight refracted through the chandelier.

Decorated snowflake cookies Christmas cookies


Decorated snowflake cookies Christmas cookies

Shiny silver dragees.

Decorated snowflake cookies Christmas cookies

Finishing touches.

Decorated snowflake cookies Christmas cookies

Snow drift.

Decorated snowflake cookies Christmas cookies

Flurries. Mini Snowflake Tutorial.

decorated snowflake cookies

Bearing gifts.

decorated snowflake cookies

decorated snowflake cookies

decorated snowflake cookies gift baskets

To all my readers, new friends I have made along the way, and to the loves of my life, all unique and beautiful …

decorated snowflake cookies

… Wishing you a magical holiday and the happiest new year!



Thanksgiving at Williams-Sonoma

One of my favorite things to do at this time of year is to venture into my other Happiest Place on Earth – Williams-Sonoma, and see what’s new for the season or to visit things I annually covet. Embroidered pumpkin napkins.  They were on-sale in the store at 15% off for a limited time only, as they say.  With the heady holiday scent of the mulling spices simmering through the store they rendered me powerless to resist.  These napkins had… [Read More]

Fondant Cookie Cutter Texture Set {GIVE-AWAY}

I want to spread the rolled textured fondant-on-cookie love so I contacted Autumn Carpenter whose cookie cutter texture set I used for the wedding cookies. She has generously offered the give-away winner a cookie cutter textured set of their own choosing from her website. Here are just a couple available. This is the set I used. The Wedding Cake Set. Here are some posts I wrote about working with the Wedding Set this past spring and about working with the… [Read More]

“Sweet Embraceable Ewe” Cookies

fondant lamb cookies

Move over bunnies! There’s a new cookie in town! Well, actually there’s a whole flock. When I was making wedding cookies samples I used a fondant embossing sheet on a few of them. I liked the look of one sheet in particular and thought the pattern would look cute on lamb cookies. You can read the post I wrote about how to use the embossing sheet on fondant here. Here’s the quick recap ~ Roll the embossing sheet over the… [Read More]

Mini Snowflake Cookies

Good things do come in small packages.   Especially in bite sized ones.After icing the cookies with thinned icing and letting them dry, I brushed them with aqua colored luster powder for a soft blush of color. I then piped the details on the cookie and finished with a single silver dragee in the center. For the presentation I used paper loaf pans that I never got around to using for baking cranberry bread for Thanksgiving. Another small package and… [Read More]

Debutante Ball Gown Decorated Cookie

debutante dress cookie

Preppy 101 asked me to make a cookie for a friend’s debutante celebration and I was thrilled! I thought the cookie cutter used for the “Betty Draper Party Dress” that is featured in my Give-Away would be perfect and I wanted to share a couple more decorating ideas with you.Click HERE to enter the give-away if you’d like. It ends this Sunday after Mad Men. 🙂 I began with my favorite Sugar Cookie and Royal Icing recipes. In keeping with… [Read More]

“Mad Men” Cookies, Quiz and *GIVE-AWAY*

mad men decorated cookies

Mad Men Decorated Cookies  “What do Mad Men episodes and cookies have in common?”One is never enough!!! I’m celebrating the premier of season 4 with a cookie-related Give-Away! But first… take the “The Mad Men Cookie Quiz” just for fun. 🙂 Can you guess which character goes with the cookie? (There might be some slight overlap but one character ‘owns’ the cookie.) 1.a. Bertram Cooper b. Donald Draper c. Roger Sterling 2. a. Peggy Olsen b. Helen Bishop c. Joan… [Read More]

“Butterfly Cookies” – Decorated Cookie of The Month

butterfly decorated cookies

I was inspired by The Butterfly Cookies I saw on the Fancy Flours website. The Butterfly Wafer Paper Set is the key ingredient for the effect. I read their ‘how-to’ but I did things a bit different. You will need: Sugar Cookie Recipe (previous post) Royal Icing Recipe (previous post) • Blue and Lavender Butterfly Wafer Paper Set (SKU: 3601-WP-BCS-1) • Butterflies Cookie Cutter Set (SKU: 4300-RM-BF-1 ) • Edible Clear Writing Gel (SKU: 9999-CK-GL-1) to act as ‘glue’ for… [Read More]