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). And 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… 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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bunny cookies

One of our fans shared this really cute idea on our Facebook page. You’ll learn how to easily shape cookie dough into sweet little bunnies! I was able to dig up the original recipe too. Make sure to open up the description of this facebook post to get the full recipe. Once you have a dough recipe you are happy with… you just have to shape them. There’s also a video tutorial on youtube for you to learn from.

You can also use this same technique to shape dinner rolls (recipe) instead of cookies!

Here’s the link…

VIDEO – Bunny Shaping Tutorial

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cookie bowl

This is simply a genius idea! I would have never thought of this on my own but it’s just such a basic switch in thinking and the result is amazing. Simply turn your muffin tin upside down when you are ready to bake your cookie dough and voila. You now have wonderfully yummy bowls you can put ice cream or fresh fruit in.

Additional important tips: Lifehacker

Here’s the link to the recipe and instructions…

Wilton – Sugar Cookie Bowls

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