Teachers Are Super Hero Cookies

Teachers are Super Heroes cookies

It's just about time for Teacher Appreciation Week. And if you can read this, then you should be thanking a teacher. Teacher Appreciation Week is usually the first full week of May.  It's a time we get to say "thank you" for putting up with my child who comes to school with bright orange gym shorts layered over green plaid pajama bottoms. My child who says, "I know." whenever you are giving instructions (then demonstrates that, in fact, she doesn't KNOW and should never say that!!!) … [Read more...]

Help with Color Palettes Using a Free App!

Help with Color Palettes Using a Free App!

This weekend, I made a discovery that is changing my cookie decorating life!  I think there are two things that set apart okay cookie decorators from great cookie artists. And I struggle with both. Hooray! One is icing consistency and the second is color. We're talking about color today.  There are some people who can visualize colors and determine what will look great together. Then, they can mix food colors to achieve those colors. I can't do either. If I just follow my … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Christmas Cookies

christmas cookies

Every  year I make a set of Christmas cookies. These are my Christmas cookies for 2016.  In the past, I have made a variety of cookies. Lots of colors, lots of variety.  This year I wanted to be more simple. And I wanted to avoid the fru fru Christmas characters, like Santa and Rudolph. There is nothing wrong with those, but this year, I wanted to focus on the Savior.  As my kids get older, I find it is hard to keep the focus on the true reason for Christmas. It's … [Read more...]

Pioneer Cookies

Pioneer Cookies

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I got to go on a church youth activity called Pioneer Trek. Pioneer Trek has a special place in our hearts because that it where we met and our love story began. But that is a story for another time. If you are nodding your head and know exactly what is going on or just want to know about these pioneer cookies, then great, keep reading. If you are wondering what the hey-ho this Pioneer Trek is, you may want to skip past the cookie part and I'll explain a … [Read more...]

Mortician Bridal Shower Cookies- Weirdest Cookies Ever!

mortician theme bridal shower

I think anybody who makes cookies like me has had some strange requests. Sometimes it's a family's inside joke, sometimes the request is more racy than PG. It is just par for the course. A little while ago I got, perhaps, the strangest request of all time. And it came from none other than my mother. She and a couple ladies from her neighborhood were throwing a bridal shower and she wanted me to make some cookies for it. She explained she needed  cookies for a mortician theme bridal shower. … [Read more...]