In just a few hours, we turn our calendars to the month of December, which means that the holidays are officially here and it’s cookie season! Everyone to the kitchen! As you can imagine, I’m partial to this time of year, and look forward to planning the cookies I’m making. The lineup changes from year to year depending on my mood, but there’s always something new. This year, I had my heart set on making chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies since sometime in September. The combination of peppermint and chocolate is so very “holiday” to me, and these cookies are everything I dreamed they could be. You should have seen how quickly they disappeared at a Friendsgiving potluck! (more…)
Archive of ‘Cookies and Macarons’ category
These salted caramel chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and disappear in no time! They’re one of my favorite modern twists on the classic chocolate chip cookie.
We’re in the middle of putting a lot of “finishing touches” in our home. Partially it’s because – 10+ years into marriage – we are slowly phasing out the hand-me-down furniture, and in part because many things just didn’t fit when we move into our current house. Darlings, we still had boxes of college textbooks… from our undergraduate years! Kudos to you if you can tell me when I’ll ever use differential equations in my current line of work. I definitely didn’t when making these salted caramel chocolate chip cookies! (more…)
Break out the cast iron and make an Earl Grey chocolate chip skillet cookie! This easy cookie cake is a perfect cool weather comfort dessert.
I absolutely adore using tea in my baking. Tea and sweets pair perfectly, so why not get creative and add the spices directly to baked goods? Last winter, a few blogger friends of mine posted skillet cookies, and I knew I needed to make one. When I acquired a gorgeous enamel cast iron skillet, it was time. (more…)
Go beyond cake with your gender reveal ideas! Gender reveal cookies are a unique way to share your baby’s gender with a group, or with family and friends far away – they ship!
Necessity is the mother of all invention, and when a friend wanted me to make a gender reveal cake for her before she actually knew the gender, I decided to get creative. Gender reveals are lots of fun, and a great way to share the excitement of finding out the gender of a baby when you can’t bring everyone to the appointment! (more…)
Decorating festive autumn sugar cookies is easy with my painted fall leaves sugar cookie tutorial. Using either royal icing or fondant as a base, learn how to paint sugar cookies to create vibrant and beautiful designs.
Shortly before I closed the bakery, I began this phase where I wanted to paint EVERYTHING! If there was a way I could work painting into a design, I would do it. I loved the look. Naturally, this happened right as I stopped taking orders and became a food blog, so I play with this technique mostly in my “free time”. I do use it for my cherry blossom cake tutorial which you can find here. The funny thing is, it took two years to post an autumn sugar cookie tutorial using the technique and I’m not sure why. But it’s here now, and Fall is practically here, so let’s decorate cookies! (more…)
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