• Red velvet sandwich cookies

    red velvet heart sandwich cookies

    While I hate basically everything card companies and Hollywood studios serve to us as “romance,” I do have a soft spot for Valentine’s Day. I guess it’s all the red and pink hearts, plus the opportunity for adorable treats. This year, after I saw the super cute red heart cut-out cookies on the cover of Better Homes […]

  • Rainbows and unicorns

    unicorn and rainbow cookies

    I don’t know about you, but I could definitely use some good vibes right about now. And so, I present: unicorn and rainbow cookies. I tried some new-to-me methods when decorating these cookies, and some worked better than others. But really, how can you go wrong with unicorns and rainbows? Instead of using colored icing […]

  • What to bake (and cook) for Christmas

    gingerbread men and pumpkin dip

    I am totally not ready for Christmas. Toby and I were both traveling for work, and I have baked a TON of cookies for various events and other people, but the only thing we have in our house right now is some peppermint bark I made yesterday. I obviously need to get on the ball, […]

  • Disney Halloween cookies

    jack skellington cookies

    Halloween at Disneyland is an extra magical time. They have a special Halloween party (which, sadly, we never made it to), Halloween-themed treats, various Disney villians to meet and take photos with, and cool Halloween decorations throughout the park. I had never seen Nightmare Before Christmas before going to Disneyland at Halloween, but after experiencing […]

  • Chocolate-cinnamon skeleton cookies

    Chocolate-cinnamon skeleton cookies for Halloween!

    When we were living in San Diego County, I was lucky enough to be able to attend a sugar skull class and a Dia de los Muertos celebration. Both fueled my obsession with the beautiful designs on the traditional sugar skulls, but when I was thinking of making skeleton cookies that could work for Halloween […]

  • Gluten-free Halloween sugar cookies

    gluten free spider web cookies

    It’s hard for me to believe that it’s late October — especially since it has been 95 degrees here all week — but somehow it is almost Halloween. I recently went on a baking binge and made several different kinds of Halloween cookies that I am going to share with you, but I wanted to […]

  • Frosted chocolate animal cookies

    frosted chocolate animal cookies

    One of my awesome co-workers, June, recently had an incredibly adorable baby boy. But before she left for maternity leave, we had a shower at work to shower her with love… and cookies. The decorations for the shower were zoo animals, so I decided that frosted animal cookies — like the pink and white kind I […]

  • Snickerdoodles

    snickerdoodles

    I was so busy in the weeks leading up to Christmas this year that I didn’t get a chance to bake ANY Christmas cookies at home! Luckily, I had a chance to whip up some snickerdoodles at my mother-in-law’s house, so we had something to leave for Santa. These snickerdoodles are pretty simple to make, […]

  • Oatmeal-coconut-chocolate chip cookies

    cookie dough balls

    Remember how I said the Christmas ornament cookies weren’t the best thing to make if you’ve never baked anything before? These cookies are a much better option for beginners… or for anyone who wants some delicious cookies without a ton of fuss. The recipe has developed over time: It all started a few years ago, […]

  • Christmas ornament cookies

    christmas ornament sugar cookies

    I had very grand plans for Christmas cookies this year. But, as usual, work and life got in the way. I’m hoping to make a few more batches in the next week, but in the meantime, I wanted to share the cookies I have managed to make so far. The first are these sugar cookies […]