Stripe Birthday Cookies

filed under: Miscellaneous on July 12, 2010

I get burnt out on birthday cookies.

My lazy little brain wants to just write out 'Happy Birthday!' on each cookie and call it a day.

Lame.

But then I get to thinking about someone opening a box of cookies only to see something they have seen all too often before it.. well… it motivates me to try new things.

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Not totally fantastic or brilliant or earth shattering new things… just techniques and designs that are new to me.

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These fantastically un-original cookies are just different colored lines.

The only thing I knew about the recipient was that he was turning 30 and his name was Adam.

So. I tried to go for masculine. Hence, the brown, blue, and green.

I'm wildly imaginative you know.

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I started out with these for his name. Then I thought it was too busy looking so I made different ones. (above)

I think I ate these. Its all kind of a sugar induced mental blur.

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I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe and glaze icing.

On a side note… I just made this handy dandy little cookie/cupcake covered thingy. (former cheese plate)

You can see a tutorial (and see how much I spent!) over at my other blog, i am mommy.

Oh my! Am I the queen of transitions today or what?!?

Speaking of my other blog, I just have to share a little gift I received.

The amazingly talented Renee of Kudos Kitchen made these personalized painted tiles for me.

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It matches my header perfectly!!! And it has magnets on the back, so now hangs in a prominent spot on my fridge.

*love it*

And she also sent and extra special treat… a tile for this blog!

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She is truly gifted. And she can paint ANYTHING!!!

If you have any questions or want to see more, just email her at [email protected] or stop by her blog.

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  • grace says:

    okay, so maybe they’re not WILDLY imaginative, but who’s to say wild designs are best? they’re perfectly-done and pretty (and delicious, no doubt)–that’s all that matters!

  • Chef Dennis says:

    Hey Amanda
    those cookies are beautiful, I love how you did the stripes and the letters….I am just happy most days to get anything I bake out of the oven on time!
    Thanks for sharing and all your hard work
    Dennis

  • Kimber says:

    these birthday cookies are just the cutest things ever! i absolutely LOVE them! you are incredible with what you create, i swear!

  • Anne says:

    Oh my gosh! I love stripes. Now I can’t stop thinking about how good your cookies are and how fun it would be to eat a striped cookie. I wish you lived closer or I would ask you to do the cookies for my sister’s miracle baby shower (the baby is the miracle not the shower). But I’m afraid they would melt in transit or I would eat them all like I did last time and not have any dessert for the shower. So I think I will just dream about your cookies while I run 3 miles…

  • shelly (cookies and cups) says:

    I LOVE these cookies! So creative!

  • Jean says:

    I’ve probably been baking for 62 years (I’m now 66) and still cannot put a straight line on a cookie. Do you just do it freehand or use some kind of guide? Any advice would be appreciated, though I realize artistic ability is critical. I think I was absent the day God handed out artistic ability. Thanks for sharing.

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