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...]

Make Your Own CTR Cookie Cutter

make your own ctr cookie cutter

There is one cookie that I make more than any other cookie. It is hands down the CTR cookie. (CTR is basically the LDS equivalent to WWJD and I make them A LOT for LDS Baptisms.) I wrote a tutorial  on making your very own CTR cookies a while back.  Last week my cookies were featured on LDSLiving.com and I've gotten tons of questions especially about the CTR cookie cutter. My original cookie cutter came from Deseret Book. It is great and I love it. However, it is pretty … [Read more...]