Santa Cookies with my New Favorite Cutter

I have a lot of cookie cutters. Ha! That is probably the understatement of the year! I look for them everywhere I go and I usually find a new one or two, or ten to buy. This year, the cutest Santa and reindeer cutter was delivered to my door. Well, kind of delivered to my door.

I received a Fancy Flours catalog and found a Santa cutter that I had to have! I had to make into Santa cookies right away. What do you think? I love this cutter and it has quickly become my new favorite Santa cutter. Well second favorite after  this guy.

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President’s Day Fun Facts with Cookies

I wanted to do something a little different for President’s Day this year. I am a kid at heart and wanted to make a fun game. Well, a game with Fun Facts about our Presidents. I am not a history major. I found these answers online and baked up a batch of cookies. I have listed the source so you can read for yourself or make a game of your own.

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Gingerbread Men Cookies

Do you like gingerbread men cookies? I am a big fan! I always look forward to seeing the cute little gingerbread boys and girls everyone will make. My favorite gingerbread men cookies have been made by kids.

Gingerbread Men Cookies by www.thebearfootbaker.comCan you imagine how many people have a gingerbread men cookie tradition? What a wonderful time for kids to gather around the kitchen table and make cute little cookies they can eat. I love watching them make cute little faces and adding sprinkles and candy to their cookies all while trying to resist biting off a leg or arm.

Supplies for Gingerbread Men Cookies:

Brown 15 Second Icing
White Outline Icing
Thinned White Icing
Black Icing for Eyes
Red Outline Icing
Favorite Colors for the Ties

Gingerbread Men Cookies by www.thebearfootbaker.comFirst, outline the cute little gingerbread men cookies with the brown icing.

Gingerbread Men Cookies by www.thebearfootbaker.comNext, flood him.

Gingerbread Men Cookies by www.thebearfootbaker.comThis is the really fun part! You will need a decorating bottle for this step. If you don’t have an icing bottle, then you can use a clean mustard or ketchup bottle.

Do you remember when Callye of Sweet Sugar Belle made her super cute Speckled Egg Cookies? Well, we are going to use her technique to make the gingerbread men cookies.

First, while the brown icing is wet, grab the thin white icing.
Then, squeeze the air out of the empty bottle and stick the tip into the icing. Release pressure from the bottle sucking up some of the icing into the tip.

Gingerbread Men Cookies by www.thebearfootbaker.comThen, hold the bottle over your man and give a quick squeeze! Look again at how Sweet Sugar Belle did hers. I will wait while you look. Now cover your work surface and burp those bottles!

The great thing about adding white icing to a brown gingerbread men cookies is the way the white icing bleeds and makes it look better than the bright white.

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Now add as much or little as you want and let it dry overnight. Tomorrow, we decorate!

Gingerbread Men Cookies by www.thebearfootbaker.comHave fun decorating the faces and giving your little gingerbread men cookies personality. I think gingerbread men and snowflakes have a lot in common. No two should be alike. Now grab your kids or grand-kids and have a decorating party!

Merry Christmas,

Simple Snowflake Cookies

I am not going to lie. I always have such big plans for Christmas and I run out of time every year! If you are like me and need some cute  cookies but don’t have a lot of time, these colorful snowflake cookies are about as simple and fast as it can get.

Snowflake cookies by www.thebearfootbaker.comIt is nice to plan for my time shortage! These colorful snowflake cookies are my new favorite and I wanted to share them with you!

Supplies for Snowflake Cookies :

White 15 Second Icing
Cookie Dough
Snowflake cutter
AmeriColor Gel

There is no need for a long tutorial for these. All you have to do is pick your favorite colors of food gel and color your dough like I did here.

Snowflake cookies by www.thebearfootbaker.comCut some cute snowflake cookies  and pipe on your simple design! That is all there is to it! This is also a great project for the kiddos to help with! You could add sprinkles or candy if you want to.

I made about 100 of these in no time at all! I still had time to wrap a few presents! These make great teacher gifts. Or you can make gifts for your postman, hairdresser, banker, local firemen or police men. They are cute simple and a great way to say I am thinking of you this holiday season.

Marry Christmas!

Chocolate Moose the Cookie Way!

I don’t get invited to parties a lot but, when I do, I take dessert! I thought I would make a Chocolate Moose to take to a Christmas Party! I am a bit of a prankster sometimes and it gets me into trouble. What goes around comes around so I try to keep that in mind. I don’t think this prank will make anyone want to ants in my bed or anything. What do you think?

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Simple Red Bird Cookies

There are several things I love about this time of year and one of my favorites is red birds in the snow. I have always thought of snow as something magical. When I see that gorgeous red bird with all the white snow surrounding it I feel like I have been given a gift. So being a cookie person, the only logical thing to do is make red bird cookies. Red Bird Cookies thebearfootbaker.com [Read more…]

Folk Art Pumpkin Cookies

Don’t go to craft shows with me! I mean it! Don’t do it! I get like a kid in a candy store and I will embarrass you! I will see something and quickly walk over to it and grab it so no one else will get it. Even if there are 40 of them, I know they will be different because they are handmade and I have to have the one that was made just for me. I am obsessed! As I get ready to pay I will push the item into your hand and make you pay for it because I see a folk art pumpkin at the next booth! I HAVE to have that cute adorable folk art pumpkin so I can make folk art pumpkin cookies! So you are stuck in line paying for my stuff so  I can go over there and grab that pumpkin before anyone else can get it! It is MINE, MINE, ALL MINE I tell ya!! (Evil laugh here) I told you not to go to craft shows with me!

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Glittery Pumpkin Cookies

Everywhere I look I see glittery pumpkins. I have seen several how to make glittery pumpkin tutorials and it made me want to run out and buy a lot of glitter and give my pumpkins some shimmer. Then, I opened my box of sprinkles and saw the orange disco dust sparkling before my eyes. I knew I had to make glittery pumpkin cookies.

Glittery Pumpkin Cookies thebearfootbaker.comI wanted a cookie that looked like it belonged with any Fall decor and I think these turned out perfect.

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Don’t Pinch me!

I am the person who gets pinched to death on St. Patrick’s Day! I forget to wear green so my colors of that week are black and blue. Well, last year I decided enough is enough so, I am making cookies to hand out. I will  pass them out to people who promise not to pinch me. By the time I realize it is St. Patrick’s Day I will be completely dressed, and late, so I won’t have time to change unless I make my husband mad. I don’t want to make my husband mad but I will not remember to wear green. So what is a girl to do? Make cookies of course!

So, if I forget to wear green I will pass out green clothes cookies.

The Tie:

I am going to share a lot with you today so I am going to be as efficient as I can be.

1. You will need a tie cookie, a Royal Icing Shamrock, and green Fifteen Second Icing.

2. Outline the tie.

3. Flood the bottom of the tie.

4. Add a Royal Icing Shamrock.

5. Stop and admire how easy it was to put a shamrock on your tie:)

6. Flood the knot and let it dry. When, it is dry you can outline it if you want or you can leave it like it is.

The Dress: 

1. For the dress you will need a dress cookie, white Fifteen Second Icing, green Fifteen Second Icing, Sour Apple Disco Dust, a a Royal Icing Shamrock or a ribbon rose (here is Ali Bee’s Bake Shop Tutorial or SweetSugarBelle’s Tutorial).

2. Outline and flood the belt of the dress.

3. Cover the entire belt in Disco Dust. Don’t decorate the dress first. The Disco Dust will get all over everything. It is best if you make the dress in this order.

4. Shake off the Disco Dust and place leftover back into the container. You can use it again later. Next, put a little green icing onto the back of the ribbon rose or the Royal Icing Shamrock and place it onto the belt.

5. Outline the top of the dress with the white icing.

6. Flood the top of the dress.

7. Outline the pleats of the dress.

8. Flood every other pleat but be careful not to flood so much that it goes over the outline. You want to wait just a minute or two before you move to the next step.

9.  Flood the rest of the dress and pleats. You want the pleats to have some definition but, if you wait to long, you won’t be able to blend the icing together.

The Jacket:

To make the jacket you will need Fifteen Second light green icing, Fifteen Second dark green icing, a Shamrock Royal Icing Transfer and a Boo Boo Stick or at toothpick.

1. Outline the jacket with dark green icing. Then, flood the lapel with light green icing.

2. Add your shamrock royal icing transfer.

3. Flood both sleeves and one side of the jacket. Let that dry for 20-30 minutes.

4. Flood the other side of the jacket and use the Boo Boo stick or toothpick to get the icing into the corners.

5. This step is easy so don’t get nervous. Make a thick dark green line at the top of the collar. Next, make the white shirt. It almost looks like the top of the heart. Then, with the dark green icing make a tie. If you look close, it is a dot then you just fill the rest. Add some little light green dots and you are done!

Well, I can’t let you pass these out without a Cookie Bag Topper now can I? NO! So if you click here you can print it and package your cookies so you don’t get PINCHED!!!!!!!

I have another cookie with a Royal Icing Shamrock and it is my favorite so be sure to come back this week!

Happy Creating,

Valentine’s Day Cookie, You’re Grrrreat and I’m not Lion!

I am going to share something with you. I love animals! It is true!  I am kinda like the Ellie May Clampett of my family. I do have a little southern accent and the love of animals but I don’t have the perfect “10” figure she had. Maybe one day (fingers crossed). Oh well, let’s talk cookies now.  When I was a kid my favorite thing about Valentine’s Day (besides the chocolate) was the animal cards I got from my classmates.  I remember getting cards with lions on them and wondered what a lion had to do with Valentine’s Day. Well, I am much older now and still don’t know the answer to that question but, I do know the cards were really cute so I thought they would  make cute cookies.

See! Anything with an animal on it is cute.

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Rose Tip Christmas Tree Cookie

I was talking to a cookie friend of mine the other day and she had a great idea. She asked if I knew how to use certain tips the proper way. Well, I have taken a few cake classes in my day but I am not an expert, but I do want to share what I have learned with you. I also like to experiment with tips so I will let you know how those turn out. Let’s start with the rose tip. Did you know the rose tip isn’t just for roses? You can use it for a great textured tree.

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Snowball Fight Angry Bird Style

I keep looking outside wondering where the snow is. I LOVE winter!  Where are you winter????  Well, it was 59° here Saturday! Today it is 52°  and raining and I keep wishing it was snow. I want to make snow angels, build snowmen, and make some snow cream but most of all I want to have a snowball fight! That is difficult to do when it is SPRING in January! Sigh! I guess we will have to have a snowball fight cookie style. Meet the Angry Snowmen!

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Happy New Year Cookies

Is it just me or does anyone one else need more time between Christmas and New Year’s? I really wish I had a few more days to make  some detailed cookies but I don’t have a lot of time and I need cookies fast. This is what I cam up with.

Happy New Year Cookies by The Bearfoot BakerThese cookies are so simple and super fast. I didn’t want a design that had a lot of drying time but I wanted some sparkle and fun.

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