I've been baking.


These are for a bake sale. One of the gals in my Bible study is running it. When she asked us if we would donate she had no idea what she was getting herself into.

I think I made four dozen.

I lost count.


These were huge! But ended up being some of my favorite. I got a little burnt out on red and green so I added baby blue.






I used royal icing in addition to my own recipe for icing. The jury is still out.


I loved how these turned out… I tried a new technique (and anytime I say new technique I mean new to me) and painted on gold glitter dust.




Merry Christmas to you!


I used this recipe for the cookies.

And this recipe and this recipe for the frosting.

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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. Again, amazing job. I am hoping, once our homeschooling is done for Christmas break to have time to bake more. I can’t wait to try some of these ideas as a starting point. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the rectangle shaped cookies! That is so creative with the writing on them – you could make a business our of those as favors, etc. I can’t believe you just started this baking blog recently. Your creations and photos are some of the best I have seen!

  3. Those are amazing!! That one asking if Santa is frends with Jesus is awesome. 🙂 You’ve got some great talent and I love checking out your new ideas.
    Thanks for inspiring me to bake some more cookies and decorate!

  4. More amazing cookies, Amanda! You are so talented and creative! Your cookies make me excited for Christmas…not that mine will look like yours, but we’re giving it a try at least!

  5. As usual, your cookies are beautiful! I have just copied your recipe from Tasty Kitchen so that I may bake them this weekend!
    Thanks for everything!

  6. The cookies are a hit. They are absolutely beautiful. You are right. I thought you’d donate a dozen not four. Thanks for blessing the school.

  7. Now, those are some good looking cookies!
    I think the blue was a great idea.
    Hope the bake sale was a success!

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