Category Archives: Cookie Techniques

Gopher Valentine Cookies

Why make Gopher Valentine Cookies, you ask…?? The short answer is that it is a school mascot. (I’m not sure why, mind you, as it is not an animal that is native to our part of Canada.) The long answer … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookies

Wow! Christmas is almost here! Here are some pictures of our Christmas Cookies and the story behind them…

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How to Arrange a Cookie Bouquet

Cookie Bouquet close-up

When presenting cookies as a gift, I find cookie bouquets have the most visual impact. After all the work done in preparing the cookies, a well thought out presentation finishes off the gift and elevates it to a higher level. Continue reading

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How to Bake Cookies on a Stick

CheerfulMomma's Basketball Coach Thank You Cookie Bouquets 2014My daughter’s basketball season just ended and I am scrambling to get “Thank You” cookies done. We weren’t sure when the season was going to end, and since the coach couldn’t find local teams to play my daughter’s team, he decided to finish up earlier than last year. My husband helps coach this team and he prefers gingerbread cookies. I decided to do a “cookie bouquet” Continue reading

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Eureka! A faster way to flood…

I am in the midst of making a few cookie sets. (Posts about the sets will come at a later date.) I was frustrated by how long it was taking to flood the bases with royal icing. I use a Wilton … Continue reading

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Warning if you use a dark edible ink food marker…

AmeriColor Burgundy on left, custom blend on rightOnce again, it was time to make another set of “Thank You Coach” cookies for my son’s school soccer coaches. My first conundrum was to create burgundy/maroon icing to match the team jerseys. I used AmeriColor Burgundy, but the icing only looked dusty rose. I then added a bit of Wilton No-Taste Red, Wilton Violet and Wilton Black. It actually turned out quite well. In this picture the AmeriColor Burgundy is on the left, and the custom blend on right.

I was in a rush (as usual), and it was dark outside Continue reading

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