Emmy's Flower-y 1st Birthday Cookie Collection

Emmy (my second grandchild and first granddaughter) had her first birthday recently. It was a small gathering of family to celebrate, but we celebrated her in a BIG way. She's a precious sweet doll who manages to make everyone smile.

Her mom wanted a pink flower theme to celebrate her birthday. I pulled out all the stops to make the cookies as flower-y and pink as possible. 💗

I had some new tools to try out in the process, so they were fully incorporated into the design.

Both of my grandchildren haven't had refined sugar yet, so for Emmy's birthday, I modified my sugar cookie recipe and made it gluten and sugar free. The cookies turned out great!

Sadly, I attempted to make a "glaze" that was sugar free......but since sugar is the predominate ingredient (powdered sugar and corn syrup), the substitutes were no match at all. I was hugely disappointed. I ended up decorating the cookies with regular sugary glaze and left some of the cookies plain for the grandbabies. In the end, it worked. 

I'm still on a quest to find a way to decorate cookies without the sugar. I'll let you know if I ever conquer that one. 🙃

Happy Birthday my sweet Emmy Lou Who. I love you so much!!!


 Flower Birthday Cupcake Decorated Sugar Cookie YouTube video  HERE

Flower Birthday Cupcake Decorated Sugar Cookie YouTube video HERE

 Happy Birthday Gift Tag Decorated Sugar Cookie YouTube video  HERE

Happy Birthday Gift Tag Decorated Sugar Cookie YouTube video HERE

 Pedestal Birthday Cake with Flowers Decorated Sugar Cookie YouTube video  HERE

Pedestal Birthday Cake with Flowers Decorated Sugar Cookie YouTube video HERE

 Birthday Banner for Emmaline Decorated Sugar Cookies YouTube video  HERE

Birthday Banner for Emmaline Decorated Sugar Cookies YouTube video HERE


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Birthday with SHINE Decorated Cookie Collection

I love to fit an updated birthday cookie set in between all the seasonal cookies.....just to try out new cutters, techniques and products for one of the most common cookie needs around.....BIRTHDAY! 

For this set, I chose to feature silver with pretty blues and a touch of peach. 

Hopefully this set finds one of you with a birthday close by so you feel the birthday love and enjoy the sentiment. I wish I could send your the cookies through the computer/phone screen. :)


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Finn's Lumberjack First Birthday Decorated Cookie Collection

It's hard to believe, but my first grandchild has turned one year old already! He was born November 2016 and suddenly one year rapidly went past us, and he turned ONE! Wow.

My Finn (Finnegan Asher) is all boy. And he's super precious. (Spoken by a new grammy....) He was born premature (34 weeks) at 4.1 lbs and things were a bit scary on his birthday. My daughter was in critical condition and they had to deliver Finn in an emergency. But praise God, he has grown and developed well this last year and is all over the place now. You'd never know by looking at him that he was so small when he was born.

I've enjoyed decorating cookies for many many years now......but nothing tops making cookies for my grandbabies. What a joy it is to dive in there and create memorable cookies for their very special days. I count it such a privilege for the opportunity.

Happy Birthday Finn! 🎉🎂🎈  We love you so much. ❤️

[I made lots of YouTube videos of most of the individual cookies presented in this collection. So be sure to click on the links down below to view the videos.]


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Lumberjack Cookie Cupcake Picks

My daughter decided to throw a lumberjack themed first birthday party for my first grandchild. While planning it, we decided that it would be fun to add smaller cookie toppers to the cupcakes. I had never done this before, but I was excited to try it out.

My inspiration for cupcake pick cookies came from seeing this sign cutter and thinking that I could make a wood grain sign and personalize it for Finn's birthday.

But then, I couldn't just stop there. (I rarely ever do....) I added some additional smaller cookies that would fit well as toppers too..... two different evergreen trees, an axe, and a small simplified lumberjack face.

Cupcakes and decorating with buttercream icing is not my forte, but I always give it my best shot with each family event. These were made a little easier by adding decorated cookies to the cupcake tops. Now that's something I can handle!

And they were a big hit. People loved getting BOTH a cupcake and a cookie when choosing a treat. 

And best of was a grand and wonderful party for my sweet first born grandson, Finnegan Asher.



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Navy & Pink Birthday Decorated Cookie Collection

I wanted to make birthday cookies for a special friend who is sensitive to gluten. Instead of using my grain-free cookie recipe, I decided to try subbing gluten free flour blend for the regular all-purpose flour in the CookieCrazie Sugar Cookie recipe (cup for cup). The cookie dough turned very similar to my regular recipe and they baked up with sharp edges just like normal. YEAH!

This set included several new shapes and I enjoyed using the Sail Away Sprinkle Mix from Sweets & Treats as the color combo for the entire set.

[Note the links when hovering over each photo]

YouTube MiniCupcake Tutorial Video HERE. Cupcake cutter found HERE and Sprinkles found HERE

Balloon Decorated Cookie Tutorial Video on YouTube HERE        Balloon Cutters found HERE and HERE

Happy Birthday Gift Tag Decorated Cookie YouTube Video HERE Happy Birthday Impression Tool found HERE

Pedestal Cake YouTube video HERE Pedestal Cake Cutter found HERE 


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