Sep 18, 2013

Simple Farm Cookies

I got a request last month for
Farm Animal cookie.
I was so excited, one dozen farm animal cookies.
Sounds like fun!
Until, I looked at my cookie calendar,
and realized it was the same week
that I had an order for 13 dozen cookies!
Never Fear, I could make this work.
I found this cute set of stickers at Hobby Lobby,
that I used as inspiration.

Then I put my own special,

"Keep it simple, The Cookie Puzzle Twist" on them.

Using a pale brown, and a darker brown, I popped the
sticker in my KopyKake,and simple outlined
the image.  I just followed the outline, then
add the features.

No need to add every little detail,
the simpler, the better.

While the barn is technically NOT a farm animal,

I could not help adding it to the set.

I LOVE how these turned out.

This set taught me a good lesson.

You don't have to use a million colors, and have tons of
details to make a cute set of cookies.

Remember some times it is just better to






Until next time

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Sep 16, 2013

Stenciled Cupcake Cookies

Cupcake cookies have to be some of my
favorite cookies to make.
They are simple.
They can be made is any color combination.
They can be used for any occasion.
They just make me smile

Collin is blessed with two of the best
Paraprofessionals on the earth.
Mrs. B and Mrs. D, are simple amazing.
They celebrate their birthdays within a day of
each other, and it also falls at the
start of the school year.
We wanted to make cookies for them, and Collin (I) decided
that cupcake cookies would be perfect.

I am in LOVE with it, I have a million cupcake cutters,
and this one has become my FAVORITE!

I wanted to kick them up a notch.

So I busted out my airbrush machine,
some sheen color, and went to town.

If you have a new airbrush machine, and are scared of it
like I was, I suggest starting out with
the sheen colors, it will give you
a subtle look, and they are very forgiving.

For this set, I used Gold Sheen and Pearl Sheen.

Other great Airbrushed stenciling posts to check out

(great tutorial for those who want to stencil, without an airbrush)

Until next time,

Sep 4, 2013

Donut Cookies

Happy Belated Labor Day.
With the passing of Labor Day, many Kids are heading back to school.
Here in the Mid West, we have been in school for a while.
In fact, Collin went back to school on
August 19th.
In fact, Collin started his
in school on August 19th.
Did you read that?
While I would like to tell you that
I was OK, that I did not cry like a baby,
that would, in fact, be a lie.
I woke Collin up for school that morning and he said to me,
"Good Morning, Mom, today is my last first day of school."
And I cried, and cried,
and then hide in the bathroom and cried some more.
Then I took him to school, and cried.
Then I drove to work and cried.
It was a rough day for me.
I made it though the day, and it is getting easier,
but there are still moments when it gets to me.
Now...onto the donut cookies.

A few weeks before school started, I got an email from a member
of the PTO, they asked if I would like to donate cookies to the
back to school breakfast for the teachers and staff, the
Thursday before school started.
Of course I said YES!
When I asked what they wanted, I was told,

"Whatever, they just love your cookies" I wanted, great.
I will do apples...with "Welcome Back " on them,
easy enough.
Then, when I told Collin about me making
cookies for the Back to School Breakfast,
I was told I had a change in plans.
Collin simply looked at me and said
"Apple?  It is a BREAKFAST, they need donut cookies.  You eat
Donuts for breakfast, not apples"
I should have known that, silly me.
Then Collin told me that I would make blue and white
Donut cookies, because the school colors were blue and white.
Fine, I got it.
But, as I explained before, we live in the middle of
NO WHERE, and Collin and I looked all over the place,
and could not find blue jimmies, for the cookies.
No problem, Collin said I cold use blue sanding sugar.
While they looked good while we were decorating them, once they
dried, we both decided that jimmies are better,
so we made chocolate donuts with rainbow jimmies.
Then we decided that they both looked good,
so we packed them up, and send both of them.
Then, we delivered them to the school the morning of the
breakfast, and I cried some more.
Collin just looked at me and said
"This is going to be a whole year of you crying, right mom?"
Yes is.
Until next time

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