Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dallas Cowboys Cookies

As I previously mentioned, I am married to a super sports fanatic. As much as he likes baseball, it wouldn't even hold a candle to his football obsession--2 years ago he had 23(!!!) fantasy football teams. He's since toned it down since we had the boy, but still, it's a ridiculous number. Fortunately, I am a HUGE football fan. I always watched it with my dad and my brother when I was growing up. We still get together on Sundays to have dinner and watch football-particularly if the Dallas Cowboys are playing. Which brings me to today's cookies... the iconic Dallas Cowboys star logo. These were actually made for a friend of mine whose grandmother-in-law was celebrating her 81st birthday. Apparently she is a huge Cowboys fan! But I'm sure my brother and my dad would enjoy them...if they could stop yelling at the TV long enough to eat one.

Lots o' Stars

Football Helmet and stars

Single star that refuses to turn the right direction

Star on a helmet!!! Probably my favorite picture of a cookie I have ever taken! 

Thanks Lindsay for asking us to make cookies!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Texas Rangers Cookies!

I was never much of a baseball fan growing up. At least not a watch baseball on TV fan. I love going to see a game in person, but on TV? Not so much. And then I married a sports fanatic. Like a super sports fanatic. But even that didn't really get me to start watching much baseball on TV. Nope, that happened 15 months ago when I had a little boy. Then the Texas Rangers made the playoffs. And then the World Series. Since then I've become a TV baseball fan--at least when the Rangers are on. So in honor of the Rangers making the World Series again this year, I decided to celebrate by making some cookies! The Logo cookies were made free-hand, not using a KopyKake (which hopefully one day I will own), so they aren't perfect, but I LOVE how they turned out nonetheless.
Logo Cookies


Texas Rangers!


Texas Rangers Baseball Platter

Go Rangers! Beat the Cardinals!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Baby Shower Cookies for Cole!

 My brother and his wife are expecting their second little boy in 3 weeks. A few of her friends and I threw her a small baby shower last week to provide them with a few necessities for the new little one. We celebrated with a taco bar dinner, and of course cookies! Below are the onesies I made for the occasion.

I can't wait to meet baby Cole in a few weeks!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Book Club Cookies: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

I am a book nerd. Big time book nerd. When I'm in "book mode" I can read anywhere between 3-5 books during the course of the week. I'm up to 2 this week already, with the next one waiting on my nightstand. So when my sister-in-law mentioned she was in a book club, I asked if I could join. Thankfully she said yes, once again fueling my book reading necessity.

For some reason it took me a while to figure out that I should make cookies based on the book we were reading. Actually, it hadn't even crossed my mind until one of the other girls asked if I was bringing cookies based on the book last month (The Hunger Games trilogy--if you haven't read it, go get it now, and you can come look at the pretty cookies later). Sadly, I didn't have enough time to do cookies for that book club (will definitely be making mockingjay cookies for the movie though!), so I decided to start doing them for this meeting's book: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. The setting for the majority of the book takes place in Savannah, so I thought doing a postcard like cookie would be fun. Plus I was dying to try out the technique for the flowers. Check out the results below!

Practice flowers before doing them on the official cookies

White with coral postcard

Coral with white postcard

Postcard cookie platter