pencil sharpener

2016 Back To School Cookie Collection

It's that time of year again!

School is officially in session. πŸ“šπŸ“πŸ““πŸ–‡πŸ–πŸ“‹

For all the teachers and students.......may this be the best year yet. :)

Paper Clip & Pencil Sharpener Decorated Cookies (Tutorial)


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CookieCrazie Chatter...... Friday, August 5, 2016


CookieCrazie's Week in Review




Personal Side

Last weekend I got all my cookies decorated for my Ukraine trip.
I'm taking 240 cookies......CRAZIE, I know.
But they are small.....and I want to bring a smile to as many people as possible.
Speaking of smiles, half of the cookies were decorated as smiley faces. :)

This week I'm finalizing lots of things for the trip.
I'm getting the blog all loaded up while I'm gone.
Of course, there was the packaging and packing of all the cookies for the trip.
Regular packing is happening this weekend.
I had some shopping to do.
And of course, there's lots of things to do ahead in my absence here.
But I think I'm almost done.

This weekend I'll finish my packing since I have to work on Monday and Tuesday.
And then we fly out on Wednesday morning.

I'm hoping I'll have wifi enough to be able to update you on Instagram and FB,
but that remains to be seen.
Every year, we're never sure how much we'll have wifi.
Last year, we had to specifically go to a certain restaurant to ensure we had some online time.

The freakiest part of going away for 15-16 days is that when you return, it feels like it's a month later and you have SO MUCH catching up to do.
When I return, it will basically be September and time to get into the autumn season.
What a wonderful gift that will be!
This summer has been long and hot.

I hope to have an update to you the next few weekends (Fridays if possible), but we will see.
Until next time......thanks for all your support and love in my endeavors!


Instagram photos for this week:

With a cherry on top.... πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

It won't be long and it will be apple pickin' time.... 🍎🍏🍎🍏

Happy Sunday!

How can I not smile today? :)

An apple a day.... 🍎

Gender Reveal cookies from last year....
My daughter's gender reveal party is coming up when I return from Ukraine!


Last CookieCrazie Chatter....

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Paper Clip & Pencil Sharpener Decorated Cookies (Tutorial)

For this new Back To School season, I wanted to do some shapes I'd never attempted before.

Even though a paper clip and a pencil sharpener might be funny shapes to put on a cookie,

they definitely don't require a special cutter.

And they are fairly simple to decorate. :)

I used this set of oval cutters for the paper clips.

The pencil sharpeners started with a 2" x 1" rectangle cutter.

For the paper clip cookie, you can do it two ways.

You can add the silver paper clip (with glaze) to a naked oval cookie,

or you can outline and flood the cookie first with white glaze, allow it to dry for at least 1 hour, 

and then add the silver paper clip.

Allow the cookies to dry overnight.

Paint over the paper clip with silver luster dust mixed with vodka or clear extract (ex. almond) to give it the metallic look.

(I apologize that I forgot to photograph this step.)

For the pencil sharpeners, outline and flood the side panels with glaze.

(see photo below)

 After the cookies have dried for at least 1 hour, add the center gray area of the sharpener.

 Allow the gray area to dry for about 1-2 hours, and then add the indented line to one side of the "blade" and use a #4 decorating tip to add a circle in the blade to represent a screw.

 (see photo below)

Allow the cookies to dry overnight.

Paint over the silver middle (the blade) with silver luster dust mixed with vodka or clear extract (ex. almond) to give it the metallic look.

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