royal icing

Cookies for the 4th of July

by Sara on June 30, 2011

cookies and coffee

After taking an unplanned vacation from baking when my oven died, I quickly got over my withdrawal when my new oven was delivered. You already saw the first baked good to emerge from the new oven when I made these chocolate shortcakes. That wasn’t enough, so then I made a super-secret dessert (super-secret because I [...]

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Easter Egg Cookies with Royal Icing

by Sara on April 18, 2011

easter egg sugar cookies with royal icing

When my brother and I were kids, we went through a phase where every night, we retreated to the basement to work on our paintings. Were we blessed with artistic talent? Well, no. We worked on paint-by-number pictures. Before you laugh, allow me to explain why I’m telling this story now. Friday night, during my [...]

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Mom’s Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

by Sara on February 14, 2011

heart cookies

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! This year, instead of the variations of red velvet cupcakes that I made two years ago and last year, I decided to go a different route. No, not the vanilla bean cupcakes with white frosting I showed you this weekend… This time, I made cookies. Heart-shaped cookies with no red in [...]

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