Elephant Baby Shower Cookies

Elephant Cookies

Let's just be honest here. I'm plum worn out from Thanksgiving. I made 90 cups of mashed potatoes and 60 pounds of turkey for Thanksgiving this year.I think I will probably not recover until Christmas. And then I will need to recover from Christmas. What's a girl to do? Our Thanksgiving was epic. In case you didn't know, we celebrated my Grandpa's 100th birthday on Thanksgiving. Almost his entire family gathered to give him a metaphoric high-five for making it to be 100. It was so fun to … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Sugar Cookies

Happy Halloween Everybody! Whew! This week has been crazy. My kids don't have school today, so all the Halloween festivities happened yesterday. I had a parade, a program, and a party to attend. Oh, and did I mention that one of my patients called and needed to be seen yesterday as well? Oh, and I had to do my visiting teaching? And our family planned to go to the pumpkin patch and carve pumpkins and maybe go to Lagoon for the last day of the season. What does this all mean? Naturally, … [Read more...]

DOTS (Depending on the Savior) Cookies

DOTS Cookies

I am the Young Women's President in my church group. This week we had our annual Evening of Excellence where the young women display and explain value projects they have been working on throughout the year. (If you aren't familiar with these terms, they are programs in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints a.k.a. Mormon church.) The theme of our Evening of Excellence was DOTS (Depending on the Savior.) Talk about an uplifting night! We listened to a speaker who told about her … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Aggie Fan

Happy Birthday Aggie

This is a little late in coming, but Shawna's husband celebrated his 40th birthday a few weeks ago. Shawna planned an awesome surprise party for him. The most brilliant part of her plan was that she commissioned some birthday cookies for him. Mike LOVES sports and he LOVES Utah State University, home of the Aggies. So, that's what she asked me to do. Some Aggie themed birthday cookies. I did a collection of cupcakes, fun "40" cookies and the Aggie symbol. Shawna's sister-in-law also … [Read more...]

Roll-Out Sugar Cookie

Sugar Cookie Roll-Out

A roll-out sugar cookie that will be decorated with royal icing has a few requirements that may vary from sugar cookies you decorate with buttercream frosting. 1. It must not spread too much. Otherwise that cute Halloween cat cookie cutter will make an unattractive amoeba shaped cookie. 2. It must not poof too much. The surface of the cookie should be flat, otherwise your icing will run off the cookie. 3. It must taste good and have a nice texture. People ask ALL THE TIME, if my cookies … [Read more...]