Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cowboy Cha Cha

Line Dancing ended the fall season with a small pizza party.  I decided to make some Western cookies to celebrate the steps learned and friends made.  Cowboy hats and boots were a logical choice.  Having seen some denim pockets done by an expert cookier, Sweet Sugar Belle, I wanted to try my hand at it.  I pulled a pair of blue jeans out of the closet and used them as a pattern. 

Baby Got Her Blue Jeans On

Spots Before My Eyes!

My favorite blog, Bake at 350, was celebrating a 3 year anniversary this past week.  Bridget posts mouth-watering pictures, provides step-by-step directions to recreate her cookie artwork, and sometimes has fun giveaways.  (Did I mention that I want to win the new red KitchenAid Mixer?)

While checking out Bridget's blog, I noticed dotted leaves and acorns on her home page.  I had  leftover dough, some spare Royal Icing, and plenty of family and friends who enjoy receiving cookies, so I decided to have a spotted Thanksgiving.

Just connect the dots to check out Bake at 350 for yourself. . . http://bakeat350.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dinner Is Served!

There's nothing like a plate full of cookies during the holidays!  These little gobblers are my first attempt at turkeys, since I didn't know that I had the cutter until Christmas last year.  (Since then, I have done a better job of sorting and organizing the cutters--complete with a spreadsheet of the assortment that I lost when our computer crashed.)

I am thankful for all the cookie artists out there who map the way to a delightful cookie design.  These turkeys are based on the work of Master Creation and Bambino's Bakery.  It is always helpful when someone posts a picture to give me a "launching pad" for decorating my cookies.

I am also thankful for toothpicks.  They are a precious instrument used to get the feathering effect on the turkey's tail.

For my little Gobblers . . . Kendra, Kylie, and Jack!
Most of all, I am thankful for friends and family and all the blessings in my life.  As I pack up the house that we have sold, I look at all the treasures that remind me of my very fortunate journey. 

God Bless you and yours this Thanksgiving!