Archive for the ‘Cookies’ Category

5 Ways to Use Parchment

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Parchment paper is a work horse in the kitchen, and it can make your holiday baking cleaner, easier, and more fun than ever before. Check out all the ways you can use it!

How to Make Halloween Monster Cookies

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

It’s time again for the annual Halloween parties! We all have them – at school with the kids, theme-parties with friends, and Trick-or-Treat parties with parents waiting for the little ghosts and goblins to show up at the front door. As always, I wanted to take something that was not only delicious, but also looked great. However, busy schedules don’t always allow for long cooking and baking projects.

Thick Cut-Out Sugar Cookies From Your Kitchen, Not The Bakery

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Check out the delicious-looking, thick roll-out sugar cookies in this picture, courtesy of the Baking Bites blog! Don’t you just want to take a bite? I know I do! I’ve found a kindred spirit in Nicole Weston, Baking Bites blogger and member of the Wilton Sweet Treat Team. (more…)

Spring Flower Pot Cakes with Blooming Cookie Pops – no green thumb needed!

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Flower pot cakes with blooming cookie pops

Imagine serving a platter of these cheery flowers in edible pots at your next cookout or selling them at the spring bake sale table! Cat Davis at Food, Family and Finds (and a member of the Wilton Sweet Treat Team), posted Spring Flower Pot Cakes she made using the new Wilton 7-Piece Colored Metal Garden Cookie Cutter Set and the Wilton Flower Pot Mini Cake Pan. We are smitten with the two-layer flower cookie pops and the whimsy of the striped straw bolstered by a lollipop stick as the stem. (more…)

3 Ways to Use Colored Cookie Dough for Christmas Cookies

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Cookie baking is going full-steam ahead and I wanted to share my three favorite Christmas cookies techniques using colored cookie dough. The first technique, piped colored cookie dough, lets me decorate my cookies before I bake them! In the video, I explain how to thin your dough so you can easily pipe the colored cookie dough accents directly on your cut-out cookies. Second, you’ll learn how to make two-toned pinwheel cookies – parchment paper makes layering and rolling easy. Third, it’s easy to make candy cane cookies using plain and colored cookie dough by rolling dough logs together and forming them into a candy-cane shape. For all of them, I love how I can make the colored dough vibrant using Wilton Icing Colors. (more…)

How to Create a Royal Icing Poinsettia

Monday, December 16th, 2013

thumbnail- royal icing poinsetteThe classic elegance of poinsettia makes them a Christmas season staple. Did you know you could create beautiful edible royal icing poinsettias that are perfect accents for your holiday baking? All you need is two decorating tips, a lily nail, some foil, and red and gold royal icing and you can make beautiful poinsettias. Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to make poinsettias.

Christmas Treat Decorating … Made Easy!

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Christmas time is no doubt my favorite time of the year, but this year feels even more special because it is my first Christmas in my new home with my husband! With decorating under-way, I had just enough Christmas spirit (and courage) to offer to host the holiday this year. I am excited to have my very large family in my new home, but suddenly became weary as a first-time hostess…How am I going to pull this off?! (more…)

How to Color Cookie Dough

Friday, December 13th, 2013

While traditional sugar cookies are great, sometimes you want to add a little color! In our latest video, I’ll show you how to color cookie dough easily using your mixer and some Wilton icing colors. The Icing colors tint the dough without changing the consistency of the dough, which can happen with traditional food coloring. Learn tips to ensure the intensity of your color so you don’t end up with pale cookies. (more…)

How to Make Stained Glass Christmas Cookies

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Stained Glass Christmas cookies are showstoppers. The stained glass effect is a classic, and by adding royal icing trimming you can really kick up the “wow” factor. These cute and delicate cookies are a must for the holiday season. (more…)

Give the Gift of Christmas Cookies

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

This Christmas season, I wanted to create a small and yummy gift for a few of my co-workers. My son Garrett wanted to give his teachers a homemade gift as well. Together, we decorated Christmas cookies and picked out gift boxes to share the treats with my office and his preschool teachers. (more…)