Archive for the ‘Cookies’ Category

Christmas Treat Decorating … Made Easy!

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Christmas time is no doubt my favorite time of the year, but this year feels even more special because it is my first Christmas in my new home with my husband! With decorating under-way, I had just enough Christmas spirit (and courage) to offer to host the holiday this year. I am excited to have my very large family in my new home, but suddenly became weary as a first-time hostess…How am I going to pull this off?! (more…)

How to Color Cookie Dough

Friday, December 13th, 2013

While traditional sugar cookies are great, sometimes you want to add a little color! In our latest video, I’ll show you how to color cookie dough easily using your mixer and some Wilton icing colors. The Icing colors tint the dough without changing the consistency of the dough, which can happen with traditional food coloring. Learn tips to ensure the intensity of your color so you don’t end up with pale cookies. (more…)

How to Make Stained Glass Christmas Cookies

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Stained Glass Christmas cookies are showstoppers. The stained glass effect is a classic, and by adding royal icing trimming you can really kick up the “wow” factor. These cute and delicate cookies are a must for the holiday season. (more…)

Give the Gift of Christmas Cookies

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

This Christmas season, I wanted to create a small and yummy gift for a few of my co-workers. My son Garrett wanted to give his teachers a homemade gift as well. Together, we decorated Christmas cookies and picked out gift boxes to share the treats with my office and his preschool teachers. (more…)

Hanseaten? It’s a German Christmas Cookie!

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Some families make common cookies like chocolate chip, but my family’s coveted cookie, the Hanseaten, is a name known by few! (more…)

Host a Holiday Cookie Exchange at Work

Friday, December 7th, 2012

One way to bring the holiday spirit to the workplace is a cookie exchange. It’s a great way to share recipes and taste some holiday favorites – both new and old classics! (more…)

Gingerpops to Decorate, for Holidays to Celebrate!

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Sleigh bells ring, snow glistens, winter’s in the air.
Lights shine bright, the trees stand tall, the spirit’s everywhere.
Frosty sits outside your house, and Santa’s on his way.
‘Tis the season for holiday joy to brighten up the day. (more…)

How to Make Ice Cream Cookie Bowls

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Cookies and ice cream are two of my favorite things! Who doesn’t love cookie dough ice cream or cookie crumbles as a topping on their ice cream? Then there’s my favorite – a warm cookie skillet with a scoop of ice cream on top! So, you can imagine my delight when I heard about the Wilton Ice Cream Cookie Bowl pan. (more…)

Add a Taste of Honey to Your Dessert Table

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

I’ve been a fan of Wilton products for a long time, and I enjoy bringing fashion and flair to the dessert table. With the introduction of my new book, Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, Wilton asked me to share a couple of my recipes. I hope you enjoy these sweet treats! (more…)

Let’s Be Pin Pals – Join Us on Pinterest

Friday, March 30th, 2012

“Pin it.” “I just pinned that!” “I’ll show you my pin.” Ok, so you’re either in one of two groups. Group 1 is probably thinking about their last pin. And Group 2? Well, Group 2 is where I was a few months ago, thinking… “Pin what?” (more…)