These decorated sugar cookies took first place in the Washington Country Fair! I used this sugar cookie recipe and this glaze icing recipe.

I’ve been busy with creating some new fun and colorful cookies.


Butterflies are in abundance.




We visited the Washington County Fair in Lake Elmo.  It was SO fun!!  The kids had a great time!

But before we ran out of there with me praying out loud over and over and over and trying not to drop the deep-fried cheesecake, we got to see this…



It’s official!  No one else in the state of Minnesota is entering the ‘decorated sugar cookie’ division of the county fairs!

Well then.

Will you indulge me for a moment?  I feel the need.  I feel the need to share something really personal with you.

This is my ‘work station’. (aka the piece of parchment paper I decorate on at the dining room table)


It is a horrific mess of frosting that will never find its home on a cookie.

There.  I feel better now.

I do have a special treat for everyone that made it through this whole post without falling asleep.



Remember that I mentioned the deep-fried cheesecake?  This is it.  I ordered mine with fresh-from-a-can blueberries.

It was so worth the 13-minute wait and the $7 dollars.

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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. You continue to amaze me ! Congrats on another blue ribbon! The Carver county fair is this weekend … are you entering? Will I see your concotions there? 🙂
    You could so go into business for yourself!
    God Bless

  2. It certainly is hard, and i have been trying to handle it well! Thank you so much for your kind comments, i love reading what you have to say!

  3. Wow, totally awesome! I have a thing for purple butterflies…it’s a Kenna thing. I had to come over and tell you that inspired by your awesomeness in shredding we bought it and I just put up some pretty hilarious photos of my kids doing it.

  4. Mmmmm, cheesecake is my favorite! Never had it deep fried though, obviously I can only imagine it would be wonderful .
    The cookies look awesome as always. Congrats on the blue ribbon, woohoo! I am SO excited to get to try them for myself in a couple of weeks! Although I am seriously wondering if I will even be able to eat them because they always look too good!

  5. I love your sugar cookies!! They are just beautiful! Do you ever make them for weddings or other events? I bet you could sell a bunch!

  6. Pretty soon you’ll be the sugar cookie decorating champion of the world! (you have to say that line as though you are a sports broadcaster 🙂
    Congratulations, they look great! And I am very happy the whole eye trauma is healing and doing well.

  7. The cookies look great, I’m not surprised you won Grand Prize! WTG!
    Boyd Bears are really cute, they make stuffed ones of course as well as porclein (decorative) cute, pretty country style.

  8. Congrats on the win…your cookies are amazing as always!!
    I am seriously jealous of that fried cheesecake, though…lol.

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