Lace Cookies

I saw this video a few days back and just had to share it with you! People with insane talent need to be celebrated and showed off. And that’s exactly what the pastry pros at the cake-decorating shop called Mézesmanna are. Especially Judit Czinkné Poór! Her cookie creations are lovely. I want to see them for myself but I don’t think I could ever eat them. They are just so lovely!

Judit’s cookies range from traditional Hungarian patterns to more modern things. I love the pictures of the real lace next to the cookies…they look almost identical! The red on black and white on black are great. These are all done freehand! Check out the cat. It looks real. How could you ever eat that?!

Here are some tips on how to decorate cookies for those of us without insane talent.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

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What is your favorite part of The Holiday Season? Yes, the family time is what we are obligated to say and it is truly the best part. But I guess what I am asking is what is your favorite Christmas tradition. Is it the gift giving? The gift receiving? Christmas dinner traditions? Watching the kids eyes light up as they open gifts? Desserts? Whatever your favorite traditions, there is always room to add more. It is even better to make them easy traditions that look like they are more complicated than they actually are.

Meringue cookies only seem to show up around the holidays. I am wondering why that may be? Is it because they are tough to have set up properly? Well, this is a very simple recipe that will bring these delicious cookies to your table in a matter of minutes. That is right, it uses three ingredients and doesn’t require any whipping or baking. I am going to try these for the husband’s Christmas party!! Happy baking. Do you have a Christmas party you need to bake for this year? Try some of these fun recipes out!

ice cream sandwich

The best Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches I have ever had were at Disneyland. They were so good because the cookies were hot from the oven and they were still able to get the ice cream on there in those perfect circles. Maybe, it had to do with standing in Sleeping Beauty’s castle at the time, or the 95 degree day.

I have tried to duplicate those cookie sandwiches in the past. My cookies are amazing but I can never get the ice cream just perfect. Now I can. This is a great hack to get those perfect ice cream cookie sandwiches. I would never have thought of this myself. I’m excited!

This is the perfect snacks for a perfect summer day. You don’t need to limit yourself to vanilla ice cream and chocolate chip cookies either. Try some other combinations too, like sugar cookies and sherbet. I don’t think I can wait for a hot day to make these, I want one right now!

What are some combinations of cookie and ice cream you are going to try? Tell me in the comments so I can try them too. My new favorite flavor of ice cream is ‘The Tonight Dough.’ So good!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Cookie Cutters

Use cookie cutters for cutting cookies only. No. Be a rebel. Use them on everything and make your life better. So much better. That’s what this roundup, featured at Smosh, did for me. I’m inspired and so excited to feature it here today! Excited! Ecstatic! Exuberant! It’s the best. Really.

This is a simple Idea but one I’ve never used. Everything from vegetables to mozzarella can take on a new and fun shape thanks to cookie cutters. These would be be perfect if you have a picky eater. Fun shaped food always tasted better…

Using cookie cutters for crafts is a brilliant idea too. I love the ideas of using them to write shapes on cards. I’m sad I didn’t know abou the frozen whipped cream in time for hot chocolate season this year. The pancake one is my absolute favorite. Now I can branch out from my traditional mickey mouse ears. Fun!

I want to try these but mostly I just want to gobble up some delicious cookies. I’ll probably start with these classic peanut butter cookies from Land O Lakes. Yummy!

See all 18 cookie cutter hacks here…

Smosh: 18 Next Level Cookie Cutter Hacks

star cookies

What pretty cookies! Pretty delicious! You don’t have to make these cookies in all the colors of the rainbow but it really does look like a colorful bouquet if you do! I can’t wait to try these. They will be a welcome change from my ‘cookie press’ cookies. I’m sure my family will appreciate something new!

Don’t worry if your not Julia Child, there are detailed instructions to follow (written and video). One thing that the tutorial doesn’t mention is the total time needed to make these crunchy, sugary, cream cheese cookies. My guess is 1.5 hours. If you consider mixing (10), chilling (30-45), sprinkling, cutting, and candies (20), baking time (10-12 per batch), cooling (15).

Those are only guesses from sugar cookies compared to some sugar cookies I made last summer. These look beautiful! So do these ones from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Yum, sugar cookies! Get the recipe here.

Here’s the video recipe… Enjoy!

DIY Cookie Basket Made From A Paper Plate

How clever! I’m never going to use a ziplock bag when delivering cookies again. Gone are the days of press-n-seal wrap and tupperware deliveries. Just because cookies taste fantastic doesn’t mean their presentation always looks fantastic. (I can vouch for that.) A paper plate cookie basket is so clever and practical! They are also affordable. Your presentation will be top of the line from now on!

I always have paper plates. So I have no excuses for not making these! I would never turn down cookies of any kind but receiving them in a gift box like this would make them even more sweet. I wish I’d known about this before I delivered Christmas cookies! You need 5 minutes, some tape, a pair of scissors, maybe a ribbon, and of course some delicious cookies. I need to start baking cookies for the neighbors! Check out this delicious recipe from the Cooking Channel here

Here’s One Good Thing By Jillee full Article…

One Good Thing By Jillee: DIY Cookie Basket Made From A Paper Plate

Homemade Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

The quickest way to my heart is with chocolate and caramel. These thumbprint cookies from All Food Recipes make me swoon! It’s probably because they have a caramel center with a chocolate drizzle and a pecan coating. Yum. Theses are the grownup version of the cookies we used to make when we were littles. Oh we’ve come a long way from just sticking Hershey’s Kisses on cookies.

Get the recipe here…

All Food Recipes – Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Recipe

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perfect chocloate chip cookie

There is a science to cookie baking. Follow the recipe exactly and every once in awhile the perfect cookies will emerge from the oven. But I want to know how to get those excellent treats every time. Lifehacker has some techniques and hints on the ingredients that will get the right results every time. I am a chewy-crispy cookie kinda girl myself and now I know how to get that every time!

Get all the deets here…

LifeHacker – Bake The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies By Knowing What To Tweak

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Fun Flower Pot Cookies

I love sugar and spring! Tonia from The Gunny Sack came up with a brilliant cookie idea that combines both my loves and I had to share it! Flower pot cookies are such a cute idea. Add together sugar cookies, chocolate, cream, oreos, and cute little paper flowers to get the cutest cookie out there!

Get the recipe here…

TheGunnySack – Flower Pot Cookies

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Spring Cookie Creations

Easter is just around the corner and there and are so many delicious treats to look forward to. Today I want to show off the designs of Amber Spiegel and tons of other bakers. This round up of cookies has so many wonderful ideas. The designs are full of beautiful purples, yellows, greens, and blues. So beautiful to see and even better to eat I am sure!

Follow the link to see all 42 ideas. Here ya go…

FamilyHoliday – 42 Easter Holiday Candy Cookie Ideas

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