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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 […]



shortbread rainbow sprinkles cookies

You know what’s awesome? Cookies. You know what else is awesome? Sprinkles. I think you can see where I’m going here. I pretty much just combined my cut-out cookie recipe with a bunch of sprinkles, but the result is a not-too-sweet, festive, addictive cookie. Oh yeah, that’s easy to make. (I think if you searched […]



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 […]



lemon herb shortbread cookies for Tablespoon

While I’m all about silly, fun food here, I’ve been moving out of my comfort zone a lot in the last year. Instead of baking, I’m–gasp–cooking a lot more. With fresh vegetables and herbs and oils and whatnot. So in this vein of experimenting with fresh ingredients, I’ve been wanting to try baking with herbs […]



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 […]