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Welcome to my Sweets Blog!

Welcome to my Sweets Blog!
I've been looking for a way to share my sweet creations with everyone, and I think I have found it--here is my sweets blog! As I experiment with delicious desserts & sweet treats, I will post pictures, recipes, and how-to tips & tricks. Hope you enjoy reading about my sweets as much I enjoy eating them!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Santa's Elves

It wouldn’t be Christmas without this cast of characters!




Last Christmas, my favorite cookie collection that I made were these Segmented Santas. {See the tutorial here.}


This year, I decided Santa needed some company! So I made his little helpers, these adorable Christmas Elves, and of course, Mrs. Claus. 

The sugar cookies are made with my traditional Sugar Cookie recipe, which you can find by clicking {here} or by clicking the Recipes tab above. All the cookies are decorated with Royal Icing, recipe also found {here} and under the Recipes tab.

The how-to for these little elves is very similar to the method for Santa's faces from last year’s post. The cookie shape is made with an eight-pedal flower cookie cutter and the Santa hat cookie cutter, rounded into a winter hat shape.  {See more on transforming the hat cookie cutter here.}




After you’ve rolled out the dough to approximately ¼ inch thickness, here’s how to make the elves:

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Chocolate Sugar Cookies for a Blogger Cookie Swap


This year I participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! I knew I wanted to send out my specialty, my decorated sugar cookies, but the hosts of the swap asked that we all use a recipe that is new to our blog. Well, I’ve shared countless posts about my traditional sugar cookies, so I had to do some thinking.

What could possibly make my favorite sugar cookies taste better?

The answer was simple. 


Chocolate.

And as it turns out, the recipe was simple too.