Sometimes I feel like I’ve gone mental trying to come up with new Christmas designs. The struggle is real but in the end I decided not to fuss and just get down to business.  Some simple fretwork, a marbled tree or two, a few sweet Santas and Christmas is in the house.



Happy Hanukkah 2018

Spread the holiday sCHmEER. (Cheer + schmear= schmeer…)  Here’s to miracles and another year filled with all things light and bright.


Go Plaid and You Won’t be Sad

This holiday party was non denominational, with no jolly old elf or reindeer to be included. The invite was all about the plaid with decorations including sprigs of pine and pine cones. Oh and, um, moose and squirrels were involved. Not in a relationship like Bullwinkle and Rocky or anything.  Just in a woodlands creature sort of way.


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Red, White, and Rudolf

This set was for my hubby to take to work.  Reindeer have been my cookie buddies as of late (long story) so I had to include Rudolf with some mistletoe.

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The relief ornament decoration was made using a stencil from The Cookie Countess as shown.  Definitely a life saver when it comes to saving time. I used several shades of red and some white to achieve the effect.

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The company business involves concrete and aggregates thus the trucks and the “crushes it” idiom!


We Wish You a Dairy Christmas

Just in QUESO you’re going to a holiday wine and cheese party… Or if you have a friend that is a cheesemonger (I do). Really, really- it’s NACHO fault if you are shaking your head; I CAMEMBERT when I didn’t take advantage of every opportunity to make a play on words.

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Leprechauns 2015

I sat staring at the shamrock cookie cutter in my hand, hoping for a different IRSIHistible design to magically pop into my head. Gratefully, I flashed back to Patti Paige’s/Baked Ideas‘ many clever and sensational out.of.the.box cookies (MUST buy her book “Can’t Judge a Cookie by its Cutter!”).  Okay, look, some flashbacks are a positive thing. At least I hope YOU think so….  Here is my simple and funky wee leprechaun (and a little ‘how to’):

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Christmas Cookie Place Cards

Now a cookie can put someone in their place!  um.  at the dinner table.  A dear friend has used my cookies for years to personalize her Christmas Eve table scape.  Trees seemed to be my theme for Christmas 2014 and so it was for her place cookies.

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Halloween 2013

I’ve been feeling a black, white and orange.  Wanted to try a couple designs that I haven’t yet seen on cookies.  Inspiration came from pillows, pirates and places in the far, far recesses of my mind. The witch’s broom was made using the new line of confetti (shredded edible wafer paper) from http://www.ink4cakes.com/Confetti-Colored-Edible-Papers_c_57.html.  Oh the ideas….

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