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Honey Jar Decorated Cookie (Tutorial)

Harvest time brings the opportunity for jars of yummy-ness......honey, jelly, jam, and more!
And the cute containers make the delicious treat even more special.

Start with a container or jar-shaped cookie. There's tons of choices of mason jar cutters and the like out there. The site where I purchased the honey jar is not available right now to share a link. :(

You'll also need a mini plaque cutter to create a cute tag cookie that you can tie onto your jar.  Be sure to cut out a hole in the top using a straw.
(see photos and video below)

Harvest time cuteness....coming right up! 


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Happy Independence Day 2017 Decorated Cookie Collection

As we celebrate the birth of our great nation and enjoy the sweet freedom that was acquired from it's formation, may we be thankful for all that we have each and every day. 

God bless America!



Happy Independence Day!


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REJOICE Christmas Decorated Cookie Collection

What a beautiful season it has been already.
I'm so thankful to God for this time of year.
It is always a reminder of how good He is and how much He has given us.

Surrounding ourselves with so many wonderful memories......
along with all the delightful tastes, smells, sights, and sounds of Christmas,
it is such a great time to reflect on our lives and relish these moments.

Thank you so much for visiting the blog regularly and sending such encouraging thoughtful messages.
It is pure pleasure to share with you and hear your excitement about this art.

I wish you a very very Merry Christmas!
May this week be filled with so much peace, love, and joy. ❀️

"But the angel said to them, β€œDo not be afraid. 
I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Luke 2:10-12


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Heavenly Peace Christmas Decorated Cookie Collection

There's a serenity in the Christmas season like no other.
This cookie collection seeks to emulate a tiny portion of the peace that can be found in the Christmas season.

May you experience incredible peace and joy this holiday season!

"This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, β€œGlory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”'
Luke 2:12-14

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Scrapbook Cookie Tags with Vellum (Tutorial)

Back when I was creating my Christmas cookies,
I discovered it is possible to achieve a vellum-effect with glaze.

Vellum is a fine parchment-paper that is transparent and allows a great layering effect for
craftsy-things like tags and scrapbooking.

Since plain glaze without coloring added is fairly transparent
(usually considered an undesirable trait),
 I got the idea to make some glaze super thin and
 either pipe it lightly within an outlined area or paint it on.
Both techniques work, but I find piping works best.

To get the cool layered-effect of a tag, start with embossing the cookie dough.
For these particular winter tags, I wanted the base to look like burlap.

Roll out the dough and then press the burlap mat directly onto the cookie dough.
Cut out the shape desired, and if you're making a tag, use the end of straw to make a hole.

Once the cookies are baked and cooled, 
brush both caramel dust and deep brown dust onto the surface to make the burlap texture POP.

For colored dough, brush on a lighter color like ivory dust.

Now you can let your imagination run wild.
Outline and flood any portion of the tag you'd like.
Include a wet-on-wet pattern if desired.

Allow the base to dry for at least one hour.
Make glaze with no food coloring added to it (not even the small amount of white within the recipe).

Thin it to a runny pour-able consistency......
(see photo below)

Outline the area where you'd like to have the vellum.

Carefully add the very thin glaze, either by piping it or painting it on.

Once you let it dry overnight, you can use foodcolor markers to add a message,
or you can pipe on decor or text with glaze.

Oh the possibilities! :)

2016 Winter Cookie Collection

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