I love when I LOVE the cookie theme I’m asked to do. This project started when my old boss Kari sent me a message about her son’s 9th birthday. Her son, as far as I can tell, is a super cool little rocker dude who loves music.
There are a number of things that my sister Vicky is known to love, but the first three that always come to mind are the color blue, Michael Bublé and butterflies. Since making people-shaped cookies are a skill I will likely never acquire, I made some cute butterfly cookies for her birthday.
For the small butterflies, I placed the cut-out dough onto a cake pop pan so the cookies would bake into a cute curved shape. These were baked for just about five minutes and left to cool completely before I dared move them. Once totally cooled, they could be handled easily and kept their in-flight shape with no problem.
Royal icing was used to decorate these little guys. The icing consistency was about the same as I would normally use to outline sugar cookies. It was thick enough that it wouldn’t run over the edge of the cookie, but thin enough to spread smoothly.
I also made some larger butterflies and frosted them with white and two shades of blue royal icing. I used a wet on wet technique for the royal icing so that I could draw the designs onto the butterflies and the icing would dry (nearly) completely flat.
These butterflies are almost calming to look at. My sister and the rest of the familia loved them!
With Christmas coming it was time to bust out the trusty gingerbread cookie recipe for Christmas cottages. The recipe (at the end of this post) is a bit more work than the usual sugar cookie recipes I do, but oh-so-worth the extra time. The resulting cookie is soft and delicious with the perfect blend of baking spices.
Last week my sister and I got together to decorate the cutest batch of Valentine’s Day cookies. We had a big assortment of flower and heart-shaped cookies, plus some royal icing in the brightest pink I could mix. Basically, we had the makings for cookies you might imagine when thinking of Valentine’s Day cookies. There’s a snapshot right below there. But what I really want to share are the cookies I decorated after I got the cute stuff out of my system.
One of my friends was putting together her first candy table for a baby shower and I think she was feeling the pressure. She wanted something personal that would make the display extra special, so I was asked to make some cute elephant sugar cookies.
If you’ve been ’round these parts, then you might remember that I made some poker themed cookies once before. The last time I made hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs for the mister. They were decent for a first try, but looking back now, they suuuucked compared to these new school versions. Plus, this bunch includes dice and poker chip cookies for more variety.