Do This: Make Cookie Cutter Ice Cubes!

Make These: Holiday cocktail ice cubes!

Sometimes I’ll have an idea in my head for something I want to try, and that idea will just never leave. It was last Christmas that I wondered to myself, “Can one make ice cubes in cookie cutters??” The previous holiday season got busy fast, so I never got around to testing that hypothesis out. This go round, as I dusted off my holiday cookie cutters, I decided it was time. I tested my theory. Continue Reading

Celebrate the Season with Peppermint Christmas Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Celebrate the Season with Peppermint Christmas Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Photo: Holly Wade

‘Tis the season for all things peppermint and I am HERE FOR IT! If you’re a kid at heart like me, you know that it’s never too cold for ice cream, so these homemade peppermint Christmas cookie ice cream sandwiches are the perfect way to celebrate the season. Made with homemade chocolate peppermint sugar cookies cut into scalloped circles, you can use ANY ice cream flavor for the filling and roll the finished ice cream sandwiches in crushed peppermint. Continue Reading

How to Throw the Sweetest Cookie Decorating Party

Tips on hosting a memorable cookie decorating party!

I love the holidays, because there is a never-ending list of activities you can do to celebrate. You can watch movies, decorate a tree, go caroling (tangent question: does anyone actually carol anymore?), wrap gifts, and bake cookies. Most holiday activities are done in groups, too, so they always have the potential to turn into sweet memories with the people you care about. If you’re planning on having a holiday party, why not make it a cookie decorating party? Continue Reading

Real Talk: What’s the Best Christmas Cookie?

Real Talk: What's the Best Holiday Cookie?

I never believed in Santa Claus.

I was raised in a pragmatic and practical household. My parents were, and are, no-nonsense folk. Keen on traditions, but not fond excess frill. This was true during the holidays, too. From the very beginning, there was no Santa. He was just a story, a nice idea. Instead of the jolly man in the red suit, there was gratitude for one another, and drawn-out appreciation for gifts received (we were only allowed to open two gifts a day – one in the morning and one at night – for the duration of the twelve days of Christmas, or until the gifts ran out). Continue Reading

Roundup: 25 Easy Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas!

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Valentine’s Day is next week, which means it’s time to get busy with the treat making! We’re here to help with 25 simple, homemade treat ideas that will make perfect “thinking of you” gifts for neighbors, teachers, co-workers, play-date parents, kids, or anyone on your V-Day list!      

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2. Chocolate-Covered Valentine Pretzels

3. Ice Cream Sandwich Hearts

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4. Cross-stitch Cookies

5. Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

6. Edible Arrow Valentines

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7. Woodsy Woodsman Cookies

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Bake It: Homemade “Insta-Graham” Cookies

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Bahaha… “Insta-Graham” cookies. Pure silliness, but so nerdy, I just might have to make some.     

Or make someone make them for me, because I tend towards laziness when it comes to fancy foodstuffs. If YOU are that lucky person who is so generously offering to make them for me *ahem*, check out the how-to on Bakerella!

Sidebar: Y’all should totally follow Curbly on Instagram while we’re on the subject. Just sayin’.

Roundup: 15 Sweet and Savory — and Oh-So-Spooky — Halloween Treats!

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In case you hadn’t heard, Halloween is right around the corner! We’ve decided to eat our way to the finish line with some of these sweet and savory — and oh-so-spooky — treats! Happy haunting!     

1. Frankenstein Baked Peppers

2. Fruit Mummies

3. Wicked Witch Cupcakes

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4. Creepy Coconut-Kiwi Eyeball Panna Cotta

5. Meringue Bones and ‘Blood’ Jam

6. Brain Cupcakes

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7. Eyeball Soup

8. Apple Smiles

9. Melon Brain

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10. Hummus with Carrot Fingers

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How To: Make Edible Tea Bag Cookies

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Bake a batch of gluten-free cookies with this green tea shortbread recipe that tastes good and is good for you, as far as cookies go anyway.   
Lauren-Nicole from Whatever’s Left shares her recipe for these adorable tea bag cookies that are not just gluten-free, they are also sugar-free and dairy-free as well.
tea bag shaped cookie recipe
They would make a cute housewarming or birthday gift for tea lovers too!

For the full recipe, visit Whatever’s Left now.

Bake It: Cinco de Mayo Piñata Cookies

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Cinco de Mayo is next week (holy cow, how is it May already??) and these colorful, treat-filled piñata cookies are perfect for kicking off the festivities!   

 

If you can get your hands on a burro/piñata-shaped cookie cutter, all the better, but any larger animal-shaped one will do (or even a big star shape). After that, it’s all about having some fun with your colors and creating a hollow cookie “sandwich”. Sandra from SheKnows has the full scoop (and a sugar cookie recipe), so go check it out! Continue Reading