Sunday, December 29, 2013

I have a new background for my blog! The pink stripes and I were just not a good fit!  I made these cute polar bears to send to family in Idaho.  It sounds like they all made it in one piece sooooo I may be able to begin shipping cookies! When I get my Etsy shop set up I will include a link here.

Friday, December 27, 2013

A Very Merry Christmas!

Well Christmas has come and gone in the blink of an eye!  We had a great holiday with friends and family.  My wonderful, thoughtful husband gave me a large baker's rack and it has been a life saver! I think he was sick of sheets of cookies drying all over the place!
If you are a cookier and are thinking about buying one I definitely recommend it!  I also opened a present from my mother-in-law today (who also happens to be in-the-know!) and it was a rack cover! I can't wait to try it out. I am wondering if it will lengthen drying time or affect the sheen of the cookies. That will be another post!

My daughter got her own adorable stand mixer just like mommy's!  I have definitely played with it more than she has...  She also got a very realistic Keurig machine sooooo I think we are ready to open a coffee shop! 

My daughter is a little hard to please at Christmas for some reason.  She came out in the morning and saw her presents from Santa and there was an unwrapped little snowboard. She picked it up and said very matter of factly,"Well, I guess Santa didn't know what I wanted for Christmas." Then when I was tucking her into bed on Christmas night she said, "Mommy, can I return one of my presents to Santa and get an Easy Bake Oven instead?". Of course I said, "No you can't return presents to Santa!", but I think we have a little baker on our hands after all! 

My Aunt brought a very festive cocktail to the party!  It is Bailey's and peppermint schnapps with a candy cane garnish of course.

I hope you had a great Holiday and here's to 2014!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Theses cookies were an order for an office Holiday Party.  She ordered a unique cookie for everyone in the office (it's a small office!).  I thought that was a great idea as it can be hard to find a thoughtful inexpensive gift for a coworker.  I welcome any ideas for custom cookies.  

She also ordered msnhattans for her manhattan club!  That sounds fun!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Heady Topper!

Here is my second entry for the King Arthur Cookie Contest.  I think he turned out pretty cute! My daughter said, "He's drinking hot chocolate!".  Alas no, he is drinking Heady Topper, the number one rated beer on some online beer thing.  I am not totally sure but it is very tasty and very close by.  Hill Farmstead is another excellent beer brewed near us, cookies. Sorry just a side note! Anyway here is the cookie-

Friday, December 6, 2013

I decided to dress the church up a bit for Christmas.These make beautiful ornaments and are about six inches tall.  Please message me if you would like to order for Christmas.  They are $7.00 per ornament and there is no minimum order.  They would be beautiful for a winter wedding (like ours!).  My husband and I got married outside-in Vermont-in December- in sub-zero temperatures!  Well at least it felt like sub-zero! I stayed warm because of adrenaline, I am not sure my sisters in-law fared so well! 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

King Arthur Flour

This little guy is my entry for the King Arthur Flour cookie contest.  It had to be a snowman or a gingerbread man.  It is an online competition and the grand prize winner gets to choose which hunger related non-profit organization they would like $5,000 dollars donated to.  Anyone can enter so get baking!  To enter go to the King Arthur Flour Facebook page.
I think I will enter with a gingerbread man as well. I am picturing green wool pants and a plaid wool coat, very Vermont!  

Friday, November 22, 2013

Christmas Cookies

It is time to start thinking about Christmas cookies again!  We used to always get together with our cousins Robin and Allison and make cookies.  I remember loving the candy cane cookies that were made out of an almond flavored dough.  I will have to try those again this year, I think our daughter would love twisting the dough into canes! 

I made these tree cookies last year and I will be making them again this year. They are $27.00 per dozen and all of the cookies come individually wrapped in a cello bag with a raffia tie.  

I will also be making assorted Holiday cookie platters starting at $30.00 for six large cookies and 12 mini cookies.  Pictures will be coming soon!  

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ladies' Night at the Museum fundraiser

I just finished a donation of 100 cookies for a fundraiser at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum.  
It is a Ladie's Night theme so I decided to go with a cosmopolitan and a wedge of lime.  All of the martini glass cutters available have a very thin stem and I was worried about breakage because these were going to be in a goody bag.  So I took one of my large circle cutters and formed it into a martini glass with a wider stem.

Then I chose the colors.

I just love these colors together, very Lily Pulitzer! They definitely brighten up a grey November day in Vermont!

Here is the finished product.

I think they will be fun for the party!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Congratulations Chelsea and Eric!

These cookies were made for a recent fall wedding in Vermont.  They had a beautiful day for the wedding.  They are 3 1/2 inch rounds and were packaged in cello bags tied with raffia.

I was so worried that I packed too many cookies in each box.  I was envisioning a box full of broken cookies, but I think they all survived!  It is amazing how worried you can get over cookies, they really are labors of love!

Sunday, November 3, 2013


I wanted to put together a post with ordering information for local customers.  I am located in Morrisville, VT and I am happy to deliver in Lamoille and Washington counties.  I do not currently ship cookies.

I have a one dozen minimum order policy and need two weeks lead time.

All cookies come individually packaged in a cellophane bag tied with raffia unless otherwise indicated by the customer.  The cookies are best eaten fresh but will last for just over a week if left unopened.

Ingredients: Flour, sugar, eggs, butter, baking powder, salt, vanilla, fiori di scilica (a flavoring of citrus, vanilla, alcohol), confectioner's sugar, merengue powder, food coloring.

Cookies are processed in a facility ( my home) that also processes nuts. My cookies should not be eaten by people with severe allergies as I cannot guarantee they have not come into contact with allergens such as gluten, nuts, dairy, etc.

Please contact me by email at if you have any questions or would like to place an order.

    Church- $4.50 per cookie
    Brush Embroidery Flowers- $4.50 per cookie

    Fall Cookies- $4.50 per cookie

   Cupcake Cookies- $2.75 per cookie

   Small marble squares- $2.00 per bag of two cookies

    Red Sox Cookie- $3.50 per cookie

    Cosmopolitan with lime wedge- $4.00 
    Owls 4.00 per cookie

Sunday, October 27, 2013

United Way

Well winter is definitely around the corner! We woke up to snow on the ski trails, but what a beautiful morning!
I made a dozen fall cookies for a United Way fundraiser.  United way is a great organization that is always giving back to the local community ( 

Thank you Sweetambs for the cookie design!  I am going to use it for an upcoming fall wedding.  I just love the brown colors for fall.  The leaves were made using the brush embroidery technique.  It is a bit time consuming but I always love the results.  

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Autumn in VT

Well I have not been making many cookies lately but that is because it had been such a beautiful fall here in VT!  It seems like everyday has been sunny and warm.  We all know that it is a long cold winter so we have been getting out and enjoying the fall!  The leaves were great this year.  A small, but strong storm blew most of them down on Monday, but there are still a few pockets of color.  My daughter recently learned how to ride a two wheeler and decided that she likes to hike!! This is huge for us since my husband and I went hiking every weekend before the wee one came along.  Of course we have to act out Little Red Riding Hood all the way up the mountain, but at least we are going up the mountain! I did make some dough tonight though and I am excited to try my new mini fall cookie cutters. I love minis! 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Jane!

More birthday cupcakes! These cookies are really fun to make.  I need to start adding sprinkles to all of my cookies! 

Save the Date!

I had a very hard time photographing these save the date cookies.  I tried to put them on mini easels but they kept leaning to the right which is ironic because Vermont does not lean to the right! I am starting to play with some save the date cookies. These would be for a Stowe, Vt wedding.  The heart shows the location!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Here is the link to my Facebook page, I am not totally sure how to make a little button link on the side of the blog.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


We just got back from our trip to Idaho where we visited my husband's family. We drove all over the place but had a great time. I even got to do a little decorating while we were there. My mother in Law just opened a new bakery called La Vanilla Bean. She let me pipe the filling into some teeny tiny tarts. It was fun to work in a commercial kitchen for a change. I wonder how my husband would feel about turning our garage into one...

Friday, September 6, 2013

Happy Birthday Peri!

We are celebrating my niece's first birthday tonight. Her mom wanted me to use periwinkle because her name is Peri. I love first birthdays because the birthday child never has a clue what is going on! They just clap and smile! I need to work on my cupcake decorating skills, but I think the cookie favors turned out cute.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

I feel like it has been so long since I decorated any cookies! Last night I got inspired to make some limes. Summer is quickly fading and I just want to hang on to the last few weeks. There is just something about limes that feels so summery to me. I love lime in Pad Thai, in cookies, and of course in a cocktail!

Monday, August 12, 2013


I let my daughter pick any recipe she wanted to make out of a cooking with toddlers cook book. Of course she choose the colored meringues! They were fun for her to make except she got tired of holding the electric mixer. She loved using the pastry bag to pipe the meringues onto the cookie sheet. She decided to dip hers in chocolate which I was all for. We just melted chocolate chips over a double boiler and stirred in half and half. They were ooey and gooey but tasted really good!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Here are more cookies from Art on Park. I thought the thank you cookies would be a nice favor for a baby or bridal shower.