I had the distinct pleasure of getting to watch one of America's greatest Chef's in action recently.

Cat Cora was at Macy's doing a presentation and promoting her latest book, Cat Cora's Classics. (Which I bought. Oh yeah. Now I have a staggering four cook books in my collection)

When I first started getting interested in making decorated sugar cookies, I scoured the internet and youtube looking for tutorials and tips. Cat happens to have a little video and it was the first one I ever watched on decorating cookies.

Well, you know I had to bring her a little something…seeing as she was basically the catalyst that helped me to foster my insane love of all things sugar cookies.

I just made her a few…


Sorry about the light color*… the blue cookies say "Chefs for Humanity" which is a group that Cat is the President and Founder of.

The pink center cookie is based off her website logo.

I also made some with her book titles on them and more of her name.

But what was really fun about it all was the way I planned on giving them to her.

*I had just finished making a few dozen baby shower cookies for my SIL, and I only had the light colors on hand.


How fun is that? A pot!

Not only is it a pot, its a mini pot!


Look how tiny it is! I got it at the thrift store for $1.


I made the cookies to fit perfectly inside.

She was so kind and appreciative when I gave them to her.

She just oozed grace. That or southern charm. I get them confused.


She also happens to weigh maybe 90 pounds soaking wet, so I sorta look like a giant ogre next to her.

Good times.

Anyway, it was fantastic seeing a pro at work and I just loved meeting and chatting with her and I really hope she liked her cookies!


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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Love you hair in that picture! And I still wish I lived closer so I could sample one of your cookies!

  2. Love this!! I’m so happy to have met you on Saturday. What a wonderful gift for Cat. The little container was perfect, what a find.

  3. Super cute gift for Cat! That was so thoughtful of you, to design the cookies based on her website logo!

  4. First I love the little tin-how cute!! Second how exciting to meet Cat Cora!!!! The cookies look fab too;)

  5. wow, i love Cat too and am a tad bit jealous that you got to meet her! Adorable cookies. I bet she was touched 🙂

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