Snow Globe

Deer me.  This herd is headed to my talented friend Jade; she is giving them out to her clients as a little gift when they come in to see her during the holiday season.   Cookies are a brilliant idea for a reasonably priced, sweet treat for the holidays! A perfect aREINgement, for sure.

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What a Bright Time

Santa, you’re so fly. Sleighin’ it, year after year.


Deer Me

A very dear (not to be confused with deer) friend has me make place cards for her Christmas Eve dinner every year.  This year she wanted reindeer. I placed them in a snow globe and voila!  Dashing (or dancer, prancer, or vixen.).

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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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Have a Holly Jolly

Hope your Christmas is splendid.  This platter of trees was made to serve many people little bites (because there were lots and lots of different cookies on that dessert table!).  Inspiration was from the 2013 post by Melissa Joy’s Cookies.  Melissa’s creative juices flow in abundance; she is a playful and brilliant cookier!


Simple Santa

I wanted to design some simple but sweet cookies this year involving Santa.  Something geometric but not complicated.  Here is that design!


These are the steps involved in creating them.  Sorry about the poor quality of the first photos.  One day I will make myself a photo booth…

I first made the “oval face” using a bit of ivory food coloring.  That dried for 4 hours before I added his red hat.


While the red hat was still wet, I sprinkled on coarse, clear sugar crystals.


Then I worked on his beard.  A quick coat of RI white with little round white non-pariels and voila!


I let this all set overnight (isn’t necessary if you are careful) and got to work on his face.  A Q-Tip to add his blush and two simple wide eyes with black royal icing, Santa was complete.


The finished product!  Ho.ho.hope you like!

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