I was asked a while back if I would be willing to donate some cookies to the Liz Logelin Foundation Gala.  My response was, "Yes!  Of course.  But really?  Cookies?  Who wants to bid on cookies?" 

Well.  Most likely no one.  But that's ok!  I am just thankful that I was allowed to contribute in a small way.

So that was the end of that.

Until I read about Jo walking in the Liz Logelin 5K.

How neat is that??  Well, yesterday I had this really neat idea for cookies that I wanted to try out.  SO I threw up a little plea on my blog asking if anyone had an occasion in which I could make them some cookies?!  Jo responded, and I knew immediately that I had to make her some Liz Longelin cookies.

I couldn't resist sharing, as they are kinda cute! (And no, this was not my *neat idea for cookies.  I still have to do that…)


*when I say neat I just mean that it sounds cool in my head but will most likely be a disaster of gigantic proportions.  Just sayin.


I used this picture for inspiration.


I didn't have the same font… and sorta decided to make these on the spur of the moment so I didn't have time (or should I say, didn't make it a priority) to make letter templates by hand.


Just to change things up a bit.  I sorta liked the stacked one better. 


I know letter cookies look easy… but I actually made at least two of each letter needed just in case.  I tend to break them.  And mess up on frosting them.  And get colors wrong. 

So maybe in fact they are easy to do, and this is just a classic case of operator error.  Huh.

I still gotta do about a dozen more.  Haven't quite figured that out yet.  But I am seeing more pink in my future.

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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. Hello,
    I just stumbled upon your blog, and I am beyond amazed at the beauty and quality of your cookies. I wonder how much you would charge to make a special order. It seems we live not too far from each other – I am in the Twin Cities. I’m sorry I couldn’t find an email address on your blog, so I’m leaving a comment instead. You can email me if you like, and let me know if you are available to be hired. Thanks so much, Kathy

  2. Hi Amanda,
    First of all, awesome job with the cookies! I’m impressed, since I can’t even manage Christmas cut-outs with my kids without creating a disaster : (
    Hey, I was wondering if you have an e-mail address that you wouldn’t mind sharing? I “know” you from the BlogFrog community, and have seen some of your posts and have a question for you about your faith and beliefs. It’s not something I want to start a BF post about, just a genuine question for YOU, not something I want everyone’s input on. (and I promise, not something I want to debate on … just a simple question : )
    Please email me @ my address attached if you are willing : )

  3. Excellent job. They don’t look that easy. I could not have done such a great job. They look as perfect if not more than the store bought cookies. Very talented.

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