Chocolate Chip Cutout Cookies

Like most bakers I have a go-to cutout cookie recipe. It’s my favorite because it doesn’t require softened butter, maintains it’s shape while baking and tastes more like shortbread than a rock hard sugar cookie (win/win/win). I use it ALL the time. And that can get boring. So, this time I took inspiration from all of the Valentine’s Day chocolate goodies out there and tossed a few mini chocolate chips into my dough. The results couldn’t be lovelier. Now I have a new classic recipe for cookie decorating projects. Like these little hearts!

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Valentine Macarons

Inspiration I don’t have any one person or place to credit this post to. Just a Pinterest board full of French Macarons so lovely I couldn’t help but try a version of my own for Valentine’s Day….

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Boho Mini Cakes

INSPIRATION These boho mini layer cakes were inspired by the sunny, carefree bohemian style showing up… well, basically everywhere. Not that I’m complaining. What’s not to love? Bring on the dream catchers, desert flowers, feathers and…

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“Frozen” Polar Bear Cake

INSPIRATION This “frozen” polar bear cake was inspired by the millions of Disney Frozen cakes out there. I was intrigued by the edible ice palaces and set out on a quest to learn how to shape sugar (should be…

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New Year’s Eve Countdown Cupcakes

INSPIRATION My New Year’s Eve countdown cupcakes were inspired by Sweetapolita’s Dark & Dreamy Double Fudge Cupcakes. If you’re looking for a treat worth staying up until midnight for, these will definitely do the trick! These…

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Snowflake Sweater Sheep

INSPIRATION I have no idea what inspired this cookie. I was putting away my moose cutter from my Cute Christmas Moose cookies and because it goes in the bin labeled “animals” I saw this sheep…

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Cute Christmas Moose

INSPIRATION Years ago I fell in love with these chocolate moose cookies by Lisa the Bearfoot Baker. I bought the cutter right away but haven’t had the nerve to try airbrushing… until now. WHY I LOVE THIS…

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Girly Evergreen Trees

INSPIRATION These girly evergreen trees were inspired by this tree pinned from Good Things by David. These gingerbread trees were cut using one of five collectible Martha by Mail copper “evergreen” cookie cutters. I have two, and used…

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