Archive for the ‘Cookies’ Category

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…)

Cookie Pops that POP with Punch. Cut. Decorate!

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

New Wilton products always give me a great excuse to make something sweet. And, using store-bought sandwich cookies is a quick and easy way to create cookie pops. So, when I came across the new Wilton Cake Stamps and Dab-N-Color edible colors, I couldn’t wait to try them out with easy sweets on sticks! (more…)

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Zebra-Striped Valentine Cookies

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Valentine’s Day is the time of year that I like to make something special for my friends. It is a small token to let them know they are a special part of my life. Instead of the expected truffles or homemade marshmallow that I have gifted in the past, I wanted to mix it up and try something new. (more…)

Create Reindeer, Snowman and Gingerbread Boy Cookies Using One Cutter

Monday, December 12th, 2011

As the song goes, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” As Christmas approaches, so do many holiday movies. Some of my favorite childhood holiday memories were spent watching “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” with my family. My husband and I started that same tradition with our girls when they were little. (more…)

A Paint-by-Numbers Christmas

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

I admit that I find baking cookies a bit intimidating. When it comes to baking, I’m totally a cupcake girl. I even leave cupcakes for Santa. But when I saw the Wilton Paint-by-Numbers Cookie Pan, I decided to give it a shot. I mean, it’s paint-by-numbers… how much easier can it get? (more…)