Sunday, December 19, 2010

Snowflakes Inspired By A Gift Tag!

Ok, let me admit this now.... I am addicted to making snowflake cookies!  I'm not sure if this is because I cut tons of paper snowflakes in elementary school....or because snowflakes were actually one thing I could sketch....or because I once took a most reflective walk in a perfect winter night with light snowfall....but whatever the reason, I LOVE SNOWFLAKES!

And, I love these snowflakes, too.  They were inspired by a gift tag and wrapping paper I bought this year.  Hope it's okay to have some black/white wrapping paper at Christmas!  It's actually very "elegant" which is definitely a contrast to the rest of my home. :-)

I also receive such inspiration from other "cookiers" especially those who share their talents on Flickr.  Some of these were especially inspired by IndulgeDesserts on Flickr.  I'm not quite where she is on her piping skills, but I'm working on it!  Hope you enjoy seeing these as much as I enjoyed making them.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sweet Snowflakes

One of the cookies I love to decorate is the snowflake.  I'm not sure what it is about them, but I like it.  Maybe it's because these snowflakes don't cause me to slip, but they do make me smile.  :-)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

For My Birthday Boy

I've seen many beautiful, online photos of cookie cupcakes, and I finally got the chance to make my own this weekend. And I really wanted them to turn out "just right" because they were for my own boy!  They were fun to make, and I couldn't resist making some birthday candles, too.  Happy birthday to my boy!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A BIG Christmas Cookie!

Earlier this year, I ordered this extra-large Christmas ornament cookie (it's 7 1/2" wide!).  I was excited to finally use it this week as I prepared some cookies for our church bake sale.  I'm not sure how many folks will want this large cookie, but it does make an impression!

These cookies were made with dark chocolate dough and gingerbread dough.  The smells in my kitchen the day they were baking were soooo good!  

Stars for a Star Coworker

Today our staff celebrated one of our "stars" as employee of the month.  She's a big Dallas Cowboys fan, so I whipped up some quick blue and white stars for her reception.  Congratulations, Sharon!