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family portrait cookies and other cookie gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Followers may notice my recent obsession with these portrait cookies. I started with this gift for my niece. The next year I made these favors for her art-themed birthday party. And now, portrait cookies for my mom for Mother’s Day. This is my mom.   This is my brother and his family.   This is […]



flower puzzle cookies

I suppose it’s only fair that if my brother had to work for his birthday cookies, my sister would, too. And I had to make sure my two, young nieces have my sister assemble these flowers before eating them, because she’s good at finding loopholes. For the record, she’s also good at throwing parties, being […]



Cookie HQ at HERSHEY’S Kitchens: My Video and Photo Shoot

You probably don’t know this, but last month I was treated to a  fantabulous trip to the Hershey’s Headquarters? Wait, you might know. Because I talked about it HERE. And HERE. And HERE. Sheesh. I talk too much. Anyway,  I joined a dozen bloggers to make yummy holiday videos in the Hershey’s Test Kitchens with […]



Christmas present cookie bites for Celebrations

  While I’m off having a baby in the hospital and through the magic of pre-posting, I’ll share with you a few posts I made  for Celebrations! Next up…   You may not be able to tell from the photograph, but these cookies are small. A mere 1 1/2 inches square, to be precise. And they […]



winter and Christmas treats from the archives

Last archival roundup of the year! And this baby is coming veeeery soon. As in, a couple weeks. As in, you might not hear from me for awhile. I do have some more Christmas treats coming your way, though, through the magic of pre-posting and my nerdish penchant for being over prepared. As always, I’ve […]