Friday, March 23, 2012

Red, White and Blue

I felt like playing this week with leftover red, white and blue royal icing from a cookie project I had just finished [royal icing never goes bad], and whipped up some chocolate sugar cookies from my favorite recipe by Valerie Peterson out of her book "Cookie Craft" with the addition of one tablespoon of chocolate syrup. The icing colors are somewhat muted, giving these an Americana look [but not THIS muted in real life...I took these photos with my phone]. My inspiration for paisley came from Callye at Sweet Sugarbelle:

Remembering that my grandson - Little Man - loves airplanes, I made sure that I cut out some chocolate airplanes to take this weekend:

Look, Little Man! Your airplanes are coming in for a landing! And, oddly enough, they all seem to have smiles...

The Cookie Lady [a/k/a MiMom]

Friday, March 16, 2012

Roll Tide!

I just completed an order for the nephew of one of my husband's co-workers. Sorry to say this wasn't for a Tennessee fan [no jeering, now - I can do Vols, too!], but I'm pretty pleased on how they turned out, especially since I don't have a lot of experience working with the color Crimson:

Sorry for the poor was storming at the time, absolutely no sunshine available. And I didn't take time to spread all the cookies out for additional photos. Most of the background cookies have the Bama "A" or "Roll Tide" on them, in school colors of white, crimson, and gray. There are footballs and helmets stuck in there, too. [Credit for the stadium idea goes to Alison at Ali Bee's Bake Shop in Joplin, Missouri - she is very creative!]

By the way, 'Bama is playing LSU on the field......don't know the score.

The Cookie Lady

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More Easter cookies

I made two trays of Easter cookies over the weekend for a friend, along with a gift tray of birthday cookies in turquoise and brown [of which I just know I took a photo but now I can't locate it on my phone]:

I really like the Spring cookie with the flowers popping up from the ground...kinda looks like my yard right now. I put ruffles around the Easter eggs this time. The lighting was not as bright as I had hoped, so you can't very well see the polka dots on the eggs. I didn't have my photographer on hand to take pictures before I delivered them.

Thanks, Lisa, for the order!

The Cookie Lady

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wedding bells will be a-ringing!

Last night, our church celebrated the upcoming marriage of our minister of music and his high school sweetheart. They have a really sweet love story...ask me sometime and I'll tell you about it. A lovely cake was part of the presentation table, and I made some cookies [of course] to go along with it:

These are just a few of the cookies [my favorites] from the tray that I took to church. This was my first try at making bluebirds with royal icing as a transfer on wax paper and then placing them onto the cookie. I was pretty pleased at how they turned out and plan to use this method of decorating again. I have to give credit for the idea of using a bell cutter as a birdcage to Callye at Sweet Sugarbelle.

The Cookie Lady

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Legos have been a big part of life in this household...our son started out with Duplos [the 'big' Legos] as soon as his hands were big enough to manage putting them together, then graduated up to Legos in all kinds of colors and packages and themes, from small boxes to one memorable massive 300+ piece box. So it was only natural that when he recently celebrated his birthday, a box of Legos in the Star Wars series was included in the birthday box...along with these:

I was inspired by Callye at Sweet Sugarbelle after seeing what she had recently done with a Lego cookie theme.

Happy 25th, Matt! I'm thankful that you're still a kid at's more fun that way!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Leopards and Zebras on Cookies, Oh My!

Earlier this year, we celebrated a co-worker's birthday fashionably:

I gave the zebra cookies 'red toenails'! The leopard print shoes specifically matched the fabric design on the gift we gave her [an iPad sleeve], down to the red lining on the shoes. This was my first effort at doing animal prints and it was a lot of fun! The zebra print doesn't just have to be on white - the base color can be any other color to match a theme.

Cookie flavors used were vanilla bean and chocolate mocha.

The Cookie Lady

Monday, March 5, 2012

Go Skyhawks!

A few weeks ago, I was asked to make a set of cookies for the UTM women's basketball team. This was right before Valentine's Day, and the set was to include hearts as part of the theme. This is what I came up with:

Thanks, Dana, for the order!

The Lady Skyhawks just won the OVC championship and are headed to the NCAA tournament. Congrats to them as they begin the tournament!

The Cookie Lady

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring Celebrations

Last week was my friend Rebecca's birthday and, being in a springtime frame of mind, I made cookies for her along that line. Daisies and tulips are some of my favorite flowers, so I gave her a 'bouquet' of these spring favorites:

Plus there had to be birthday cake, right? [I didn't put as many candles as her age...wink, wink ;)   That's what friends are for....right?].

Would love to create a birthday tray for anyone having a special day coming up this spring!

The Cookie Lady

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bremen Town Musicians

Sabrina, the children's librarian at the C E Weldon Library, asked me to make cookies for the Readers' Theater parent reception earlier this week. After delivering them, I realized I hadn't taken any photos of them. Sabrina was at the ready and took these photos for me:

The buttery sweet dough-flavored scalloped circles and squares were decorated with music notes and clef signs as a nod to the storyline [the animals leave their lives on the farm and head for the city to become musicians]. I looked through all the animal cutters I had and - amazingly! - found a donkey, dog and cat, but no rooster. The first tray above contains animal cookies and their 'music' sounds.

Thank you, Sabrina, for asking me to do this!

The Cookie Lady