‘A Cup of Jo’ Cookies

filed under: Miscellaneous on November 18, 2010

When people are kind enough to feature something I have made ontheirblog, I never quite know how to respond.

Thank you just doesnt seem enough! But, seeing as our relationships are mostly based via the inter-web (why I am using that word I do not know, since it drives me batty) its hard to thank people in person or with personal gifts.

I decided to try something well within my realm of capabilities. (still to be determined)

I made cookies.


Have you ever been to A Cup of Jo? Miss Joanna is quite lovely… thoughtful… fashionable… and a new mommy! You know I am a sucker for a babe and mom.


This is similar to her blog banner… Joanna and her hubby had the most beautiful engagement pictures where they are carrying a big red balloon.


I tried to capture it on this little cookie… I just hope it still pops up after traveling across the country!

(and since it gets dark around 4:00pm here all of these cookies were subject to that horrific thing known as flash)


She also professes a love for bikes.After seeing that post I sorta do too! 🙂


And of course… her new baby boy.

I have to admit, its hard tocompilean arrangement of cookies that are for someone that you have only ever met online… and doing the research for this sorta made me feel like a stalker!

I just hope she, and everyone else who has so graciously shared their web space with me, knows how much I appreciate the love.

Now I just need to figure out a way to send cookies to all of you… cause honestly, I would like to!

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  • Cookbook Queen says:

    Amanda: You are so sweet, kind, and thoughtful. The blogging world is truly a better place because of people like you!!
    I have never been to A Cup of Jo…but I’m headed over to check it out! I love your cookies…your exquisite taste always amazes me….such clean lines and so classy.
    Happy Friday!!
    Cookbook Queen 🙂

  • Lindsey Sweep says:

    I read her blog also, love it!

  • longmengdie says:

    Oh,my good so darling!!!

  • Wenderly says:

    So darling!

  • 3rascalsmama says:

    So, so sweet of you! And the cookies are amazing, as usual! It simply baffles me how you write so neatly with a bag of icing–just blows my mind!
    And I’m sure I speak for many: I’d consider it an honor to receive some of your cookies!! 😉

  • Jamie | My Baking Addiction says:

    Such pretty cookies and what a thoughtful gift.

  • SweetSugarBelle says:

    LOL, I was just thinking, you are about to get a lot of REQUESTS!

  • Baking In Brooklyn says:

    I love your cookie designs! They are always so cute and heart felt.

  • Barbara says:

    She will love your cookies. I used to read Jo, thanks for reminding me to get back into the habit!

  • Caitlin says:

    Goodness! You did a fantastic job with the decorating! They are gorgeous!

  • Shaina says:

    So cute, Amanda! I, for one, would be delighted to get your cookies, and I’m sure she’ll feel the same. So heartfelt.

  • Lisa says:

    I’m so impressed with your decorating skills. These came out great.

  • grace says:

    sigh. i can’t draw a bike with a pencil and paper, and you can knock one out with an icing tip. i bow to your talent, amanda. 🙂

  • marla {family fresh cooking} says:

    OK, the day I see Family Fresh Cooking graphic cookies on this blog is the day I KNOW I have made it BIG!! Wow, Amanda – these cookies are gorgeous! I must check out your friends blog now as she sounds like quite the interesting gal 🙂

  • Stephanie Meyer (Fresh Tart) says:

    Again with the perfection!? Girl, you rock cookies harder than anyone else in the world, these will blow Jo’s mind. LOVE them!

  • naomi says:

    Stunning as ususal, Amber! I heart the bicycle one!

  • naomi says:

    AMANDA!!Not Amber. Sorry, I was talking to my future sis-in-law on Skype and she is Amber. Flipping between screens late at 11:30pm-Bad idea!
    But again these are stunning Amanda! Sorry for the typo!

  • Katie says:

    Wow – what an absolutely thoughtful and awesome gift! I love that you did this! I feel strangely close to my “online friends” as well. My online community feels like a group of girlfriends that I would normally get together with (if we all lived in the same place, that is). Heck…we’re sending Christmas cards to one another, doing ornament exchanges, etc! I love being able to connect with others and to share with one another!

  • Karina says:

    Hi Amanda, gorgeous work!
    Are those decorated cookies soft or crispy? Mine always get soft (too soft I should say) after flooding and the drying process, brazilians like them a little crispier and I am having a hard time keeping them crispy after royal icing them. Thank you for sharing your amazing work and recipes with us! Blessings! Karina

  • joanna goddard says:

    you are amazing!!!! thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kristen says:

    This is such a brilliant idea. I love seeing how talented you are and how you are sharing that with others!

  • Madeline says:

    Oooooo these are delicate yet luscious! So personal. Love them.

  • Apearlintheworld.wordpress.com says:

    omg this is so sweet! I love cup of jo & it makes me so happy to see all the other people who love it too! happy holidays 😀

  • Sue says:

    Amanda, You’re amazing:)

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