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8 CREATIVE WAYS TO DECORATE COOKIES

It’s almost September, which means the most wonderful time of the year is only a few short months away. The holiday season is special for a number of reasons. For one, it’s a season devoted to spending time with loved ones. It’s also a time to reflect on the year as a whole and to give thanks. However, it’s also a time to bring out your most beloved holiday traditions. Whether you enjoy decorating the tree or decking the halls, everyone has a favorite seasonal activity. One of the most popular and time-honored holiday activities is decorating Christmas cookies. While decorating gingerbread men and snowflakes will always be fun, creating the same designs every year can get old. If you’re looking to branch out, these eight decoration ideas are sure to breathe new life into your favorite cookie recipes.

Half-dipped “ornaments”

If you love making ornament-shaped Christmas cookies, try this trend. After making a circular, bulb-shaped cookie, dip half of it in melted chocolate. Then, either leave the chocolate as is, or decorate the chocolate-covered half with sprinkles or other small candies. These fun cookies require little effort, but end up looking great.

Ornamental copycats

For another creative decoration idea that involves ornaments, try recreating the design of your favorite ornament on a cookie. Simply bake the cookie in the shape of that particular ornament and grab some colored icing. After that, tap into your artistic skills and get to work!

Haute snowmen

Sick of the same old snowmen cookies? Maybe it’s time to spice them up. Instead of the corncob pipe and top hat, try giving your snowmen cookies varied accessories. Plenty of interesting and edible accessories can be found in the baking aisle of your local grocery store. Use these to create scarves, hats, and even shoes for your snowmen.

Ugly Christmas sweaters

Let’s be honest, ugly Christmas sweaters are a staple of the holiday season; the two go together like peanut butter and jelly. If you’re already seeing them everywhere, why not work them into your Christmas cookie repertoire? Even better, make an ugly Christmas sweater cookie that matches a sweater you already have.

Miniature gingerbread houses

No time to make a full-sized gingerbread house this year? Try making a cookie version! Just use a house-shaped cookie cutter, various candies, and plenty of icing.

Bite-sized look-alikes

What better to go with your mini gingerbread house than a mini cookie family? Whether modeled after your own family or conjured up from your imagination, personalized gingerbread people are a fun take on this holiday classic.

Poinsettia cookies

These bold and beautiful holiday flowers look just as good as Christmas cookies as they do around your home. Depending on what look you want, you can create these cookies in two different ways. If you’re looking for a faster and easier way to put these cookies together, you can simply use red icing to create the iconic holiday flower. However, if you’re looking for a more intricate design, you can create individual petal cookies and place them together to create the Poinsettia.

Smitten with mittens

Winter essentials, like mittens, make great Christmas cookies. Mitten-shaped cookie cutters are inexpensive and easy to find, making this a must for your holiday cookie batch. You can then stock up on icing and design your own mittens, or model them after a pair you already own. Want a full set? Create a hat or scarf cookie to match.

We hope these decorative ideas inspired you to start planning some out-of-the-box Christmas cookies ideas for this holiday season. Want to show off your creations? Make sure to share some photos of your holiday masterpieces with us!

Sometimes cookies get forgotten in the middle of all the egg-hunting during Easter time. But don’t worry, we are here to remind you why cookies deserve a place in your Easter basket just as much as candy and eggs! Easter cookies are even more fun to decorate in our opinion (they taste better too).

Here are some of our favorite egg-themed cookies to help bring the Easter spirit into your home during this holiday!

Sunny-Side Up Cookies

Sunny-side Up Cookies

We love this quirky take on Easter “egg” cookies! Who doesn’t love a good fried egg though? They may look real, but these cookies taste as sweet as candy. This funny take on cookies will be fun for everyone on this holiday.

No-Bake Nest Cookies

No-Bake Nest Cookies

These cookies are perfect for last minute plans and are SUPER easy. They also include the best of both worlds: cookies and candy! This Easter-themed cookie is so cute, plus your kids will love helping out in the kitchen with these.

Hatching Chicks

Hatching Chicks

Which comes first, the chick or the egg? These hatching chick cookies are the cutest and most delicious cookies around! These will for sure be a big hit with every one. You can decorate each individual egg or leave them white too!

Easter Egg Letters

Easter Egg Letters

Another fun cookie idea for kids and adults alike is to make cookies with one, big letter on each of them. This allows for fun and creative dessert displays for Easter gatherings! Any occasion can be perfectly celebrated with a little food typography.

Blank Sugar Cookie Canvas

Blank Sugar Cookie Canvas

Last, but not least, make Easter egg-shaped cookies with any pattern or color you want! Treat the sugar cookies you make like eggs you would dye. Think of all the fun designs you would make on hard-boiled eggs when you were a kid. Now you can do the same thing, but on a cookie. Let them be your canvas and don’t create any two be alike! These are perfect for a little something extra on your dessert table this Sunday.

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Everyone loves cookies. Seriously, ask around and we bet that finding a cookie-hater will be quite the challenge. While some deserts can be too rich, too decadent, too chocolatey, etc., there are so many different variations of cookies, that there is really something for everyone.

The fact that cookies are so lovable makes them the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, or any holiday, really. We already mentioned the plethora of cookie varieties, so now let’s take a look at some creative, fun, and even sexy cookie ideas for this Valentine’s Day.

The Fortune Cookie

What better way to tell your loved one how great they are or how much they mean to you than by putting your thoughts inside a fortune cookie! Not only do these cookies look beautiful, they are personalized and very thoughtful too. Whether you’re asking your crush to be your Valentine or proposing marriage to a long-time love, fortune cookies are great for any type of love note on Valentine’s Day!

 

The Cookie Cake + Creative Cookie Message

The Cookie Cake + Creative Cookie MessageOk, this is just too cute. If you’re like us, not only do you love cookies, you also love cookie cake (a gigantic cookie, cut into slices like a pizza – what’s not to like?). Show your creativity with a giant cookie decorated like a pizza and a cute message (also made out of cookies) to go along with it. Set this up for your loved one on Valentine’s Day and they’re sure to be impressed!

 

 

 

 

 

The Sexy Cookie

The Sexy CookieShow your lover what’s really on your mind for Valentine’s Day with a sexy (yet still cute, fun, and delicious) cookie. Need we say more?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cookie On a Stick

The Cookie On a StickAt Cookie Bouquet, cookies on sticks are our jam. So, of course, we had to include these in our V-Day cookie roundup. Flowers are the typical (and somewhat cliché) Valentine’s Day gift. Instead of giving your loved one something that’s going to die in a few days, give them a gift that looks like a bouquet of beautiful flowers, but that’s much more delicious (and won’t die or make you sneeze). You can mix and match different cookies in your bouquet, but we love the idea of heart shaped cookies with our favorite V-Day heart candies right on top. These are a great way to add some personalized messaging to your gift as well.

 

 

 

 

The Anti-Valentine’s Day Cookie

The Anti-Valentine’s Day CookieOk, we get it. Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone. Maybe you’re not the lovey-dovey type, or maybe you’re single and celebrating this fact with your girlfriends on Valentine’s Day. Why not take this opportunity to give everyone a good laugh with some anti-Valentine’s Day cookies? Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and have a sense of humor, even on this day that’s all about love. TIP – If you can get a grumpy cat cookie in the mix, you are sure to make everyone smile, even the most depressed gal at the party.

If baking cookies just isn’t your thing or your loved one lives across the country, check out our Valentine’s Day Cookie Bouquets and Boxes!

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