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sprinkle cookie sticks

Also known as, “sprinkle shortbread cookies, part two.” I made these as another birthday gift. I’m going to have to start buying rainbow jimmies in bulk, because this is my new favorite decorating tool for cookies meant for celebrations. No decorating bags (or skill, for that matter) required. Just sprinkles. The sprinkles melt just a tad […]



simple flower cookie pops

‘Tis the season for simple flower cookie pops. Spring, Mother’s Day, birthdays, parties, I could go on with the number of uses for simple flower cookie pops… This particular arrangement I donated to an auction benefiting the DC Diaper Bank, a kick tushy organization that provides expensive diapers, ie. “health and happiness,” to families in the […]



5 ways to make cookie decorating EASIER!

I’ve been decorating cookies since 1998. The first ten of those years at a shop for 8-plus hours a day. As a result of all that practice, at home, I can whip them out relatively quickly. Relatively. The whole process of making dough, chilling it, rolling it out, cutting it out, baking it, making icing, coloring […]



easy Star Wars cookies: The landscapes

Gather ’round fellow Star Wars fans. I have some super duper easy cookies you can make to celebrate May the Fourth (be with you). No need to have any kind of decorating skills to make these, so you can devote all your time and energy into appreciating the awesomeness that is Star Wars. Now, mind […]



mini cupcake cookies (and a cupcake decorating kit)

Cupcakes! Only cookies. And bite-size ones. This way you can appease both the cupcake and cookie lovers. I made these for my niece’s tenth birthday, part of a theme present. Back when she turned six–since she’s pretty much a mini-me, unlike my own two girls–I gave her all my favorite cookie and marshmallow decorating tools. […]