Orange Creamsicle Sugar Cookies

Orange Creamsicle Sugar Cookies!

These delicious Orange Creamsicle Sugar Cookies are the ideal summer-time snack! Fresh orange zest is the perfect compliment to this sweet treat! One thing that screams spring time and summer time to me is fruit in desserts. I love that it is totally acceptable to have strawberry spilling out of everything and blueberries nestled in […]

amazingest sugar cookies and how to be a good mom

Giant Sugar Cookies with Cherry Buttercream

This post is brought to you by me (all thoughts and recipes are my own) and Aquafresh. Thank you for helping me to continue to bring you beautiful and delicious treats! I don’t know if you are aware, but I have five kids. FIVE. (Ages 10, 8, 6, 4, and 2.) Five awesome little people […]

christmas cookie sandwiches with wondra

Holiday Sugar Cookies!

As a baker there are two things that I value greatly: 1. Time 2. Quality ingredients Sometimes, as much as it pains me, I have to set certain recipes off to the side because of the time involved.  This is never a fun choice because we all know that the care put into a recipe is […]

Lemon Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

Lemon Sugar Cookie Sandwich Cookies

Did I ever tell you the whole reason that this blog started was because of my love for sugar cookies?  (That is seriously the BEST sugar cookie recipe.  Ever.)  Anytime anyone said anything about cookies my mind would wonder to the light and sugary deliciousness that is a soft sugar cookie. As I grew and […]

Bubbly Baby Cupcakes

Smiling Baby Sugar Cookies

I really have baby on my brain. And on my bladder. And kidney.  Just sayin.   We are not finding out the sex of this little one, and I am loving the anticipation of the surprise!  As of now, he/she is scheduled to be born on May 31st,2013.  I think that’s a pretty good date! When I […]

Triple Chocolate Sugar Cookies with White Chocolate Buttercream

Double Chocolate Sugar Cookie with White Chocolate Buttercream

I adore sugar cookies. I love how they keep their shape and you can make anything you want out of them. Add chocolate… and I am pretty much smitten. This recipe was originally inspired by the brilliance that is Sprinkle Bakes. Her chocolate sugar cookie recipe has been a favorite of mine for more than a year now! […]

Buttercream Decorated Sugar Cookies

buttercream sugar cookies

These sugar cookies with buttercream are a fun and easy way to decorate cookies… plus they are delicious! I sorta went nuts. The plan was to make some Rose Cookies for a friend. I ended up not making a single rose cookie. But lots of others. Sugar cookies with chocolate buttercream and a raspberry on […]

Fathers Day Cookies

Have you ever heard that saying, "If its not hard, its not worth doing?" Ok.  So maybe thats not the saying.  Maybe the saying is "If somethings hard then its not worth doing." And maybe that saying was on a popular cartoon TV show and maybe is was originally said by Homer J. Simpson.  And […]

Sugar Cookie Daisy Cake

Its all about the cake stand. My MIL often listens to my random rants about things that I am obsessed with.  I wouldn't blame her if she just tuned me out most of the time. Luckily for me though, she listened extra good the day I went off on some random tirade about how I […]

Rose Cookie Tutorial

These sweet little Rose Cookies are so fun and easy to do, and I am so excited to finally be sharing the recipe with you! I used my favorite Sugar Cookie recipe but with some adjustments. PrintSugar Cookies Ingredients1-½ cup Butter (I Use Unsalted) 2 cups Sugar 2 whole Eggs 2 whole Eggs Yolks 4 teaspoons […]

Sandbag Cookies

Growing up in the Red River Valley (Fargo, North Dakota) I am all to familiar with flooding.  Seeing waters rise and feeling the dread of the unknown was an annual event around the Red River.  So I have been especially sensitive to the emotion around the rising of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.  I feel […]

Rose Cookies

I just wanted to pop in and tell you that I made some cookies for the Share our Strength bakesale! The sale will be at the Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis from 11:00 to 4:00 on Saturday. I will be stopping by with all my little ones to donate these cookies! These are my favorite […]

Its a Boy! {Cookies}

I made these cookies this past weekend… my last baking venture for at least a couple weeks. I wanted to make a special treat for family, friends, and the wonderful staff at the hospital… a fun way to introduce our newest addition! These are basically baby announcements…only edible! As you can tell… I am now […]

Rainbow Bus Cookies

These cookies are for sweet Jennifer and her adorable one year old Finn. Jennifer had told me about her vision, and then sent a little picture along for me to follow from. I would not consider myself a hippy by any means, but I sure did get my groove on making these! As you might […]

Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookies (best sugar cookie recipe)

My church’s youth group is having an ugly sweater party tonight, complete with a Baking Contest.  Since I am a local celebrity and all (you know, the kind of celebrity that you see late at night on the weather channel being filmed during a massive tornado saying something like, “Its like, windy out.”  Yeah.  Thats me.) I […]

Sugar Cookie Decorating 101

This is a tutorial for how I apply my glaze icing to sugar cookies. To make my special version of royal icing, (glaze icing)  these are the ingredients I use. (click the link for full recipe) 1 cup powder sugar (confectioners sugar) 1 tablespoon milk 1 tablespoon light corn syrup 1 drop lemon juice (can […]

Valentines Day Cookies


I’ve been playing around. Here are some cookies I am contemplating using in the near future… think any are keepers? And be honest! I’m sorta getting artsy fartsy. Dont know why.   PrintValentines Day Cookies Ingredients1-½ cup Butter (I Use Unsalted) 2 cups Sugar 2 whole Eggs 2 whole Eggs Yolks 4 teaspoons Vanilla Extract […]