Every year one of my hubby's friends has a big Memorial Weekend get together that goes from Saturday to Monday. People bring their families and their campers and tents and have a fun filled weekend of eating and playing and socializing.

So approximately 28 hours ago we glanced at the invite and realized it said, "Bring a dish to share."

So my brilliant idea was, "Oh, I'll just whip up some cookies!"

I have never been known for my intelligence.

I have been baking and decorating cookies for the last 6 hours. I have got no time left to do my hair or wash my clothes. At least my nails were already done.

The invite said, "Join us for a Weekend of Family & Friends and Campouts".

Okie-dokie.

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I didnt have a cookie cutter for the fire so I just made one quick.

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I tried out that whole wet on wet technique that everyone else is so good at for the fire. I like it!

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Quick little happy accident I have to share… I didnt have time to go and pop all the air bubbles in the logs, but I love how it seems to add texture! Its almost even better now! 🙂

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I know its not technically a 'dish' to share, but I hope they like it!

And I hope you enjoy your Memorial Weekend and a BIG thank you to all the Veterans!

I used my favorite Cookie Recipe and favorite Icing Recipe.

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Reader Comments

  1. Super cute cookies! I’m sure everyone is going to love them, and I’m sure your “dish” will definitely be the most creative and delicious at the campout! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

  2. These are so awesome! I love how you “just whipped them up!” What tip do you use when you write? I tried a 1 & 2 last night w/some cookies I was doing. The 1 seemed to thin and the 2 seemed too thick. I think maybe my icing was a little too thin? I’m still working out lots of kinks but I’m getting better! If only practicing didn’t take 6 hours! hahaha Have you ever used PME tips?

  3. “I didnt have a cookie cutter for the fire so I just made one quick.”
    Lol, I love how nonchalant that comment was! Like it was just no biggie! 😉 Do you even KNOW how amazing you are? I sure hope so 😉
    I just realized I haven’t been getting your emails for when you update this blog so I’ve missed a bunch of posts! I’m excited to catch up! Sad (for me) that you’re booked through August, so I’ll have to snag you for my son’s September birthday before you fill up 😉 I’m excited that you’ve been doing so well with this! Thank you for sharing your talents with others!

  4. They are perfect! The colors and marbling on the fire look beautiful!
    I’ll try your icing recipe this week, wish me luck!

  5. Did you use your signature icing for these? You’ve said before that they take a few days to completely dry – but it sounds like you only had a few hours to whip these together before it was time to pack up and head out. How did you get the icing to dry quickly enough for stacking them?

  6. As always, your cookies look fab.
    I love that you “just made one” for the log/fire cutter. Could you please explain that one a little more… I notice that you’ve done that before too – made your own cutters based on the need. A tutorial on that, with some photos and samples would be greatly appreciated.

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