“Nice” Gingerbread Men In Crazy Christmas Suits

Of all the Christmas treats I made this season it seems these “nice” guys in the crazy Christmas suits were loved by all.

The festive boys and I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah or however you celebrate hope, peace and love this time of year.

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“Naughty” Gingerbread Men Post

 

“Naughty” Gingerbread Men

A couple years ago my dear friend Trevor asked me to make him some “Naughty & Nice” gingerbread men cookies for his New Year’s Eve party. Apparently they were a big hit so now when the holidays come around it just seems like a natural thing to continue the fun tradition, albeit a nontraditional one.  So, do you think these little guys with the mischievous grins will be on Santa’s naughty list this year? Have a jolly “holly” day. 😉… [Read More]

Decorated Cut-Out Knitted Mitten Cookies with Krusteaz

Are you baking to give as gifts or for a cookie exchange? If you want to try a new cookie recipe you might want to head over to the Krusteaz site where you can take the Holiday Cookie Helper quiz to find your cookie personality with a recipe. It’s fun and it’ll give you ideas and tips on trying something new. Krusteaz will also send you a coupon for a cookie mix where you can sign up to win a… [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]

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]

West Elm OC Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop Event December 4, 2014 “Oh What Fun!”

Are you ready to get your holiday on in a sweet flurry of hands-on cookie decorating fun? I am! If you live in the SoCal area, there’s a couple spaces left for my Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop at West Elm South Coast Plaza, Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 PM! Call the store at 714-662-1960 for more information and to reserve your place at the decked out holiday table.  I’ll be teaching the basic skills to decorate cut-out sugar cookies and… [Read More]

Holiday Cookie Decorating Workshop at West Elm South Coast Plaza

I’m so excited that West Elm South Coast Plaza has asked me me return to teach a holiday cookie decorating workshop at their store in Costa Mesa! There’s lots of info on West Elm OC’s Facebook page where you can sign up for the class ! We’re going to have a flurry o’ fun! Here’s the workshop info from West Elm South Coast Plaza’s Facebook page– Want to impress your friends and family with your cookie decorating skills this holiday… [Read More]

West Elm OC Valentine’s Cookie Decorating Workshop Recap and Glass Heart Cookie Tip

Hello and happy Valentine Week! Just a short recap of the wonderful morning making different Valentine’s Day cookies at the workshop held at West Elm OC on Saturday.  As usual, when I’m in ‘event mode’, I’m too busy to snap many photos but luckily there were plenty of photogs in the group. Here we are all set up and ready to go with my booklet of recipes, tips and techniques for baking and icing success.  I couldn’t resist giving everyone… [Read More]

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Workshop at West Elm OC ~ Sneak Peek!

Just a sneak peek of a few of the treats we’ll be making at West Elm OC, Feb. 8 at 10AM to 11:30 at the Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Workshop. Next week I’ll give a recap of our event and share a newfound tip I learned by trial and error this time around on making glass heart cookies. Follow our sweet progression tomorrow on Instagram where I feel like I’m cheating on my blog and because I’m basically inept at… [Read More]

West Elm OC and My Cookie Decorating Workshop–Reservations Open Now!

Today I’m absolutely giddy to announce I’m partnering with West Elm OC at South Coast Plaza to teach a Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Workshop! Nothing says lovin’ like cookies from the oven and if you’re ready to get frosted and Disco Dusted and want to learn how to make some sweet treats to take home for your Valentine then come join us! The event will be held on Saturday, February 8 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM. Go to the West… [Read More]