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Showing posts from October, 2018

PeekaBoo Halloween Cat Sugar Cookies

Kitty cats, jack-o-lanterns and candy corn are absolute essentials for Halloween.  If you cleverly combine their images, you can make the most adorable sugar cookies for your Halloween party and for neighborhood trick-or-treaters this year.  Trust me when I say that the little ghouls and goblins are going to want one of each of these cookies in their loot pails.  I first came across the inspiration for my sugar cookies while visiting the local Paper Source store.  The images at the store were part of a charming Halloween paper kit, and as you can imagine, my mind immediately turned them into cookies.  I wasted no time in searching for the right cookie cutters for this endeavor from my holiday collection. Using the Sugar & Spice Cookie Dough Recipe (use the blog search engine for the recipe), I made several batches of it and several batches of my royal icing (search for it on the blog). The plastic candy corn cookie cutter can be found at Michael's Craft

My Favorite Desserts

It was National Dessert Day this past weekend and I began to reminisce over the sweets that I've indulged in and shared here on the blog.  It's impossible to photograph and write about everything that I bake and serve, but thankfully I've managed to do so for some of my all-time favorite desserts  For those of us who can't pass up an occasional sweet, this post is for you.  I like just about every type of dessert, with the exception of a couple of pies and/or flavors, and am willing to try something if I've never had it before. When all is said and done, I like those things that I enjoyed from my childhood, like a layer cake, some freshly-baked cookies, a hand pie or two, and cupcakes just like the ones mom used to make for our elementary school parties.   Cakes, cupcakes, puddings, souffles, pies, tarts and cookies can be as elaborate or as simple as you want them to be.  Depending on the occasion and the season, I like to mix things up based on what I'