Monday, September 22, 2008

Flower Power

Sugar Cookie Flowers

I did it. I’m sooooooo excited. I have been wanting to learn how to make homemade decorated sugar cookies since I started this website. But, I’ve been putting it off because they really intimidated me. The whole homemade dough thing. (As far as sugar cookies go, I grew up making the refrigerated Pillsbury kind. You know what I’m talking about.) Not to mention, I didn’t have a rolling pin. That’s right. Me. No rolling pin. Never owned one. Then, there’s the whole royal icing issue, in two consistencies, and making sure it doesn’t dry out. It just always seemed like too much. Then I came across the book, Cookie Craft. And, wow, everything just seemed possible. My dreams of smooth sugar-coated cookies could come true. So, I bought the book and then, went a couple of stores over to Williams-Sonoma and bought my very own rolling pin… a silicone one… look how pretty it is. (Yes, I probably overpaid, but I was in the moment and had to have one.)

Ready to roll

It worked wonderfully with some very helpful tips and tricks from the book.

Cookie Cutters

Now, I don’t really own that many cookie cutters, so I used this set of Ateco daisy cutters that I had on hand to do most of my experimenting. Thought they would be a great way to practice flowers.

Cookies Cutouts

So far, so good. Guess this might not be so hard after all.

Now, skip ahead the several bowls of icing color, squeeze bottles, sugar crystals, and toothpicks that covered my kitchen table and ta-dah… beautiful sugary flowers.

Flower Sugar Cookies

I’m really excited about how they came out. Not too shabby for my first go at it. Especially since I have a really hard time piping. Now, all you veteran cookie bakers, cut me a little slack here. I know I can improve a lot on the look of these, but, oh how much fun it will be to practice getting better. Think of all the poor cookies I’ll have to sacrifice as test subjects. Yay!!!

Flower Sugar Cookies

I also made some teddy bears with this batch. They’re so cute. I think I’m in love with them.

A Pair of Bears

And, after all that work, this is what makes it so worth while.

Thumbs Up

Cookie Craft

Thanks Cookie Craft, for giving me the guts to go for it. I love it when things work out like you hope. And, your recipe and directions were perfect. I guess it’s true, you never know what you’re capable of until you try.

Now, for the good news. I liked this book so much, I went and bought another one just for you.

ENTER TO WIN!
Want your very own copy of Cookie Craft?

Just leave a comment below with an answer to these cookie questions.

What’s your favorite homemade cookie?
What’s your favorite store-bought cookie?

  • Make sure to leave your email or a link back to your blog with your comment so I can contact you if you win.
  • Cutoff to enter is Friday, September 26th at midnight.
  • The winner will be announced sometime Saturday.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

The Giveaway is over. Commenter #419, Amylouwho wins a copy of the book.
Thanks for playing everyone!

Note: The winner will be chosen using the random.org integer generator.

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The Sugar Flower said...

My fav. Homemade cookie has to be chocolate chip cookies.

My fav. store bought cookies are Oreos. I just can’t seem to make those at home!

September 22, 2008 02:30 AM
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Donna Shenk said...

My favorite homemaid cookie is my mother’s oatmeal walnut chocolate chip cookie!

My favorite store bought cookies are Milano cookies!! mmm (mint flavor is so good)

September 22, 2008 02:35 AM
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Chris said...

These cookies are beautiful!

Favorite Homemade – Biscotti
Favorite Store Bought – Pepperridge Farm’s Bordeaux Cookies

September 22, 2008 02:37 AM
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AmandaMichelleSmith said...

My favorite homemade cookie is one that my mom makes during christmas. It has dyed green and red shaved coconut, rice crispies, and chocolate chips. It’s amazing. :] I’ll blog about it when Christmas gets closer! :]

My favorite store bought cookies are at kroger or tom thumb. I think they both have them. They are just plain cakey sugar cookies with a massive amount of frosting and sprinkles on top. I love them.

September 22, 2008 02:39 AM
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Emily said...

My favorite homemade cookie is the classic Nestle Toll House chocolate chip. That is of course paired with a big glass of milk!

My favorite store brand cookies are the Keebler EL fudge ones. Yummmm….

September 22, 2008 02:40 AM
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Jen said...

Fav homemade are chocolate chip.
Fav storebought are those round sugar cookies with the white (or colored) frosting and usually sprinkles. I don’t know how else to describe them but most grocery stores have them and they’re so soft and sweet. Love ‘em.

September 22, 2008 02:40 AM
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ispeakbeanish said...

Those are just beautiful and look yummy!

My favorite cookie is the oatmeal cookies from the recipe my mom got off the back of the Quaker Oats box years and years ago.

September 22, 2008 02:41 AM
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Kellie said...

Favorite homemade cookies? Definitely pumpkin chocolate chip. Storebought? Oreos.

September 22, 2008 02:41 AM
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Ariel said...

My favorite homemade cookie is the chewy by Alton Brown. Only I make a gluten free version!

Favorite store bought is a gluten free shortbread cookie by Pamela’s!

September 22, 2008 02:41 AM
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*Michelle* said...

What’s your favorite homemade cookie? Suagr cookies w/ a hershey kiss in the middle

What’s your favorite store-bought cookie? Keeblers Chip Deluxe

September 22, 2008 02:43 AM
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hannah said...

my favorite homemade cookie is either plain old chocolate chip, straight out of the oven or molasses. my favorite store bought are anything e.l. fudge!

http://www.hannahnoel.typepad.com

September 22, 2008 02:44 AM
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Judy said...

My favorite homemade cookie are chewy Snickerdoodles! My favorite store bought cookies are definitely Oreos!

Your decorated sugar cookies are awesome! I remember being just as excited the first time I made mine. Next time, try using Marshmallow Fondant on top of the cookie and royal icing just for outlining and decorating. It’s yummy!

*Judy* cupcakenerd@yahoo.com

September 22, 2008 02:45 AM
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The DeMarcos said...

My favorite homemade cookie is my husband’s Chocolate Chip (he adds pudding and almond extra! yummy!)
My favorite store bought is Milano mints cookies! yummy!
jenademarco@cox.net

September 22, 2008 02:45 AM
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Oh2122 said...

Those were your first iced sugar cookies? Wow, good job! Really!

I think my favorite store-bought would be Black and White cookies. Also known as Half-Moons, and not technically a cookie but more of a cupcake-top.

My favorite homemade would have to be chocolate chip cokies from scratch. Yum!

September 22, 2008 02:45 AM
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sweetalmond said...

Favorite homemade cookie: French macarons

Favorite store bought cookie: Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies (especially the ones filled with milk chocolate yum!!)

September 22, 2008 02:45 AM
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{amy lynn} said...

so this year i finally learned how to make homemade cherry pie…and you know what? it turns out i'm really good at it! kudos to you for doing something scary…and surprising yourself.

fav. homemade cookie: chocolate chip. hands down.

fav. store-bought cookie: oreo. because they are fun to eat & delicious!

September 22, 2008 02:46 AM
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Mrs. F said...

My favorite homemade cookies are definitely chocolate chip. I am old fashioned like that.

My favorite store bought cookies are Oreos. Such a rare treat, but so worth the wait when I finally get one!

September 22, 2008 02:46 AM
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julie said...

I love your sugar cookies. I like to make them too but would like to learn to make them as fancy as yours!

My favorite homemade cookie: Chocolate Snowcaps

My favorite store bought cookie: Milano double chocolate.

September 22, 2008 02:47 AM
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Lisa said...

Favorite homemade cookie: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. Yummy.

Favorite store bought would be Knott’s Berry Farm, the shortbread with fruit in the middle. Never buy them, but I love them.

These cookies look fantastic! I hope I win this book, but if not, I’m going to have to buy it!

September 22, 2008 02:47 AM
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Carrie said...

Uh wow. If this is your first time making decorated sugar cookies, you get an A+++++!! Your royal icing looks fantastic! I think you did a great job with the flooding!

My favorite homemade cookie is plain old Snickerdoodles.

I guess my favorite storebought cookie would have to be Oreos because they are near to impossible to recreate. Otherwise, I’m a bit of a homemade cookie snob.

p.s. Can’t remember where I found you, but I LOVE your blog!

September 22, 2008 02:48 AM
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Kristyn said...

my favorite homemade cookies are my step-mother’s oatmeal cookies.

my fav. store bought are the SUPER sugary grocery store ones that are extra soft and sweet with lots of icing and sprinkles. no idea what they’re called…

September 22, 2008 02:48 AM
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Jennifer said...

Favorite homemade cookie: Chocolate-chip pecan coconut cookies (my own special recipe)

Favorite bought cookie: Chocolate Chews from Rockwell’s bakery in Villa Park, California. They are the best cookies ever. I have never found a recipe that duplicates them.

September 22, 2008 02:48 AM
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julie said...

I love your sugar cookies! I would like to be able to make some just as fancy as those!

My favorite homemade cookies are Chocolate Snowcaps.

My favorite store bought are Milano double chocolate.

September 22, 2008 02:49 AM
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jamie b said...

I think your cookies look wonderful! I can’t wait to see what all you create in the future.

My favorite store bought cookies are EL Fudge. My favorite homemade cookies are snickerdoodles :)

September 22, 2008 02:50 AM
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Emily said...

My favorite homemade cookies are sugar cookies.
My favorite store bought cookies are definitely Oreos. Oh how I love cookies!
threemenonemommyATgmailDOTcom

September 22, 2008 02:50 AM
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Allie said...

Homemade: Snicker doodles, or chocolate chip, or molasses, or oatmeal butterscotch, or peanut butter, or…
Store bought: OREOS…Mint ones…yum!

September 22, 2008 02:51 AM
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mrsross said...

My favorite home made cookie is probably chocolate chip. Its a classic.

Store bought is fudgeshop fudge stripes! One of the few cookies I can eat without milk. But I of course prefer it with milk.

September 22, 2008 02:51 AM
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Joya said...

homemade: snickerdoodles.
store-bought: butter crunch cookies. the kind they sell in elementary school cafeterias. and no where else, so i haven’t had them in quite a while.

September 22, 2008 02:52 AM
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Anonymous said...

Hi Bakerella,
My favorite homemade cookie is gingerbread and my favorite store bought cookies are oreos. Thanks for the chance to win. http://www.federicofamily.typepad.com/

September 22, 2008 02:53 AM
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Annie said...

Your cookies are beautiful! I can’t decorate sugar cookies that well. They usually just end up with sugar sprinkled on top! :-)

What’s your favorite homemade cookie?
I’m going to pick 2! Toffee Squares and Cowboy Cookies. :-)

What’s your favorite store-bought cookie?
I don’t buy a lot of store-bought cookies, but I do splurge somethings on Trader Joe’s Vanilla Joe-Joes. Yum!

email: anniedanko at gmail dot com

September 22, 2008 02:53 AM
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NJS said...

Those look much better than any cut-out cookies I’ve made. One year for Christmas, I helped my aunt make gingerbread men. Unfortunately, heads and limbs came off and it turned into a rather gruesome (but delicious) dessert. We stitched them back together with frosting.

In order to play along:
favorite home-made cookie: orange-cranberry oatmeal
favorite store-bought cookie: fudge stripe, but wow are they horrible for me

September 22, 2008 02:53 AM
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Mandy said...

Favorite Homemade cookie, our tried-and-true family chocolate chip cookie recipe. Be precise in measurements;they are to die-for!

PERFECT Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 sticks Butter
1 tsp. Baking Soda
¾ C. Granulated Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
¾ C. Brown Sugar
1 ½ C. Chocolate Chips
1 Egg
1 Tbs. Vanilla
2 ¼ C. Flour

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whip butter until creamy, then add sugar and beat. Add Salt, vanilla & egg. Sift flour and soda then add to mixture. Bake 8-11 minutes until edges are barely brown.

Favorite store bought cookie…Raspberry Fig Newtons….or are they fruit and cake….? :)
-Mandy
http://www.gourmetmomonthego.blogspot.com

September 22, 2008 02:53 AM
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lindsey said...

Fav homemade: peanut butter cookies with mini reese’s cups inside… peanut butter and chocolate are best friends in my book!

Fav store bought: milano double chocolate (ditto!)

I NEED that book, I try to make and decorate sugar cookies around the holidays, but they are always too embarassing to give away…

September 22, 2008 02:54 AM
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Bethany said...

It may be simple, but my favorite homemade cookies are oatmeal raisin- hands down. No bakes and my great-grandma’s sourdough cookies are close seconds.

Store bought favorites are Grasshoppers.

September 22, 2008 02:54 AM
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ashley884 said...

My favorite homemade cookies are warm sugar cookies

My favorite store bought cookies are Iced Molasses

~Ashley
ashley884@gmail.com

September 22, 2008 02:56 AM
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A 30-something femme createrix said...

mmMmMm, what beautiful cookies! My favorite homemade cookies are what my sister teasingly calls my “signature cookies.” They’re a recipe I made up, changing things from the Oatmeal cookie recipe on the back of a quaker oats container. They’re cherry oatmeal cookies and they’re amazing, if I do say so myself :P

My favorite store-bought cookies? Hands-down, nutter butter patties! They’re a sheet of crispy, wafery layers with pockets of peanut buttery goodness inside, sort of like a sheet of ravioli before cutting them up. Yum :)

http://www.noodlegirl.blogspot.com/

September 22, 2008 02:56 AM
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Jamie said...

Homemade- Peanut Butter
Storebought- Soft Batch Chocolate Chip

September 22, 2008 02:56 AM
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SweetCakes said...

My favorite home made cookies are chocolate chip….my favorite store bought cookies are Chips Ahoy….I just love chocolate chip cookies!

September 22, 2008 02:57 AM
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Lisbeth said...

Nothing beats a homemade chocolate chip cookie made by my daughter as my favorite homemade cookie.

My favorite store bought cookie would probably be the archway chocolate chip cookies with heath bits.

September 22, 2008 02:57 AM
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Jessica said...

My favorite homemade cookies (this week) are Chocolate Surprise Cookies. They’re made with a peppermint patty hidden in the middle.

Store bought are chocolate covered oreos.

September 22, 2008 02:57 AM
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Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

They look wonderful – the talent that you exhibit is freakin off the charts – I am blown away everytime I see and admire one of your new yummy creations. I admit that I am pretty much jealous – I own it :)
My favorite store bought cookie is from Trader Joes – their version of the oreo – vanilla bean center Joe Joe’s – so tasty. Cannot stop at just one row :)

My favorite home made cookie is the Nestle Toll House Choc chip cookies – they have been a family favorite since I was 4 and 37 years later that has not changed

September 22, 2008 02:57 AM
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Melanie said...

Ok, for your first time at sugar cookies, they look amazing! I don’t think you have “beginner” in you – you go right to “professional.”

As for my favorite homemade cookie, it would definitely be double chocolate chip cookies (chocolate batter with chocolate chips – too delicious). And storebought? Well, don’t judge me, but Oreos take it for sure.

September 22, 2008 02:58 AM
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Ben & Stacey said...

My favorite homemade cookies are Mexican Wedding Cookies: Buttery, Flakey, Lots of Powdered Suger….MMMM!!!

My favorite store bought cookies are E.L. Fudge. You know, the ones that look like Elfs…They’re cute and delicious!

September 22, 2008 02:58 AM
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Precious Moments said...

My fav is oatmeal raisin cookies.

I too, been putting this off because the icing portions really intimidated me. I believe there are two stages.

The only time I tried was on a gingerbread man a couple of years back. It was a cool project that I done with my kids but the result was less presentable but we had fun.

I am now very motivated by you. Keep your ideas coming. Love your blog.

September 22, 2008 02:58 AM
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Annemarie said...

For homemade, it’s a toss up between chocolate chip and frosted sugar cookies. (your flowers look adorable, btw!)

Storebought: Pecan Sandies

September 22, 2008 02:59 AM
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Mindie said...

Favorite Homemade: chocolate chip
Favorite Store Bought: Oreos

September 22, 2008 02:59 AM
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wildthayn said...

You make the cutest (and tastiest) treats!!!

My favorite homemade cookie is the “big fat chewy chocolate chip cookie” recipe from allrecipes.com

My favorite storebought cookies are definitely OREOS.

September 22, 2008 02:59 AM
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Michelle Baker said...

My favorite homemade cookie would have to be my chocolate cherry thumbprint cookies that I make every year for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

From the store, I am partial to Archway’s Lemon cookies. :)

September 22, 2008 03:00 AM
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Laura said...

Those are gorgeous! Wow!

My favorite homemade cookie is my double-chocolate pudding cookies, and I’m all about the Oreos. :)

September 22, 2008 03:02 AM
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Mandy said...

I have the same book for almost a year now (please count me out from the lucky draw!) but haven’t made anything from it yet! Your cookies look pretty, as always. My favorite homemade cookies has to be Dorie Greenspan’s World peace cookies, as for store bought- it’s Pepperidge Farm’s Milano! (it’s on sale at Kroger this week!I go crazy and buy 10 packs!!)

September 22, 2008 03:02 AM
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Lindsey said...

Your cookies look amazing. I love coming to your site to be inspired!

My favorite homemade cookie is chocolate chocolate chip, and my favorite store bought cookie is a pumpkin cookie.

September 22, 2008 03:03 AM
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Kaylee & Paul said...

First of all- beautiful little flowers!!

ok, my favorite homemade cookie is probably a super dense, somewhat raw chocolate chip cookie with a spattering of white choc. chips thrown in there…
and my favorite store bought cookie ties: trader joes ‘joe-joe’s’ and el fudge- double stuff.

wow. i am a pig :D

September 22, 2008 03:03 AM
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Cairen said...

Favorite home made cookie is the butter cookies sandwiches with jam in the middle and a cut out on the the top cookie.. yum!
Favorite store bought cookies…nutter butters

cairenmb@gmail.com

September 22, 2008 03:04 AM
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Mrs. Csirke said...

my favorite homemade cookie is the chocolate chip cookie using the baking illustrated recipe (its delish)
My favorite store bought cookie is Wegman’s half moon cookie. Luckily I only indulge in those babies a few times a year.

September 22, 2008 03:04 AM
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Stacey said...

I think you gave me the confidence to try decorating cookies. Just like you, I doubted my abilities. Yours turned out lovely.

My favorite homemade cookies are peanut butter ones with the fork tine print in the top. I like Girl Scout peanut butters best out of all the store bought types out there.

September 22, 2008 03:05 AM
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judy anderson said...

Those cookies look yummy. My favorite homemade any kind someone else makes. Favorite bought lemon bar. I hope a dozen cookies come with the book.

September 22, 2008 03:05 AM
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Brittney Galloway said...

My Favorite Homemade Cookie is my Great Grandmother’s Molasses cookies- Melt in your mouth good!

My Favorite Storebought cookies- Pepperidge Farm Brussels. Delicious!

September 22, 2008 03:05 AM
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Amy said...

Favorite homemade: Little creme-filled Christmas flaky butter sandwich cookies with almond extract in the frosting. (I can provide you with a recipe if you want to see it.)

Favorite storebought: Pirouette cookies–chocolate outside with dark chocolate inside.

September 22, 2008 03:06 AM
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Abbie said...

Those cookies are amazing!

I would give this book to my step-sister. I’ve been buying her and my niece cookie cutters for every holiday for two years… I even got them matching mother/daughter aprons. Super cute!

My favorite homemade cookie is oatmeal raisin. LOVE THEM!

I have not had store bought cookies in years, but I love soft ones.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

September 22, 2008 03:06 AM
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MomToTwo said...

Those look wonderful!

My favorite homemade cookie is chocolate chip. Just made some with the kiddos today, in fact. Part of my love for them might be that I always made them with my childhood best friend on sleepovers. We never baked them, just ate the dough! So I always think of her when we make them.

My favorite store bought are these cinnimon chip ones that I was able to get at Dierbergs grocery store when we lived in MO. They were made and packaged by a local lady – yum!

September 22, 2008 03:06 AM
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Lauren said...

Your cookies are too cute!

Fav homemade- Choc Chip Oatmeal Walnut Drop (ate them at a party last night)

Fav store bought- Anything Peppridge Farm especially the new apple cookie

September 22, 2008 03:07 AM
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Lisa Smiley said...

Beautiful! I love making sugar cookies and glazing them. They are time consuming, though! Such a hit with the adults as well as the kiddos when they are so pretty!

My favorite homemade cookie, after trying 25 of Martha’s from her Cookie cookbook, is currently the malted milk sandwich cookies. They are filled with chocolate malted milk and marscarpone cream and are amazing! I generally do not like store bought cookies, but I can live with the chocolate chocolate multi chip ones they sell at Costco.

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful ideas!

September 22, 2008 03:07 AM
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Ashley said...

My favorite homemade cookies are chocolate chip…nothing beats them!

My favorite store bought cookies are Girl Scout Thin Mints. (Not technically store bought, but you get the idea)

September 22, 2008 03:08 AM
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Emily said...

Very cute cOoKiEs! I think you did a great job, if you hadn’t told us you were just beginning, I never would have guessed!

My favorite homemade cookies are sugar cookies, though mine aren’t as fancy as yours, but I still LOVE how they taste; and my favorite store bought cookies are Costco’s white chocolate macadamia cookeis, to die for!

Emily, emilystevens03@yahoo.com

September 22, 2008 03:08 AM
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Jess said...

Favorite Homemade-Chocolate Chip Dough WITHOUT the chocolate chips, add LOTS of pecans.

Favorite Storebought-Milanos, I can eat a whole bag in one sitting.

September 22, 2008 03:09 AM
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BuNksJuNk said...

Wow! Those cookies are amazing!

My favorite homemade cookies are choc. chip (with mini chips). Delish!

And my favorite store-bought cookies are oreos…or double-stuffed EL Fudge…or Lorna Doones…or…somebody stop me!!!

September 22, 2008 03:10 AM
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Jodi said...

What a fun post! My favorite homemade cookie would probably have to be molasses. Store-bought? Oreos for sure. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

September 22, 2008 03:10 AM
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Roni said...

Favorite homemade – soft spiced molasses ginger cookies

Favorite store bought – I can’t think of any store bought cookies I like, unless it’s Oreo Mint Ice Cream. Does that count?

September 22, 2008 03:11 AM
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Robyn W. said...

Your cookies look amazing!!! :) I would LOVE to get this book! My DD loves sugar cookies and I’ve always wanted to decorate them like this!! So cool! My fav homemade are soft sugar cookies with lots of yummy icing. Favorite store bought – simple Chips Deluxe Choc Chip! LOL!

September 22, 2008 03:11 AM
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NillaWafer said...

Your cookies look awesome! Even if I don’t win the book I am going to buy it. I feel like I am in the same boat as you with cookies. Cakes I can handle and have even done a tiered wedding cake but the big cut out cookies with the royal icing scare the crap out of me.

I have the same type of rolling pin (but in black) and it is one of my favs. I want to buy the french version of that particular type of rolling pin.

Okay, now for the questions:
What’s your favorite homemade cookie?
Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip

What’s your favorite store-bought cookie?
Without a doubt, Paradise Bakery’s Sugar Cookie

September 22, 2008 03:13 AM
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MichelleB said...

My favorite homemade cookie is an Oatmeal Scotchie.

My favorite store bought cookie is Girl Scout Thin Mints – which aren’t really store bought, but I think they count, because they are bought.

September 22, 2008 03:13 AM
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imjacobsmom said...

My fav homemade cookie is the Oatmeal Craisin Pecan cookie and my fav store bought is the Oreo Cookie. With an icey cold glass of milk! ~ Robyn

September 22, 2008 03:13 AM
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Melanie said...

My fav homemade cookie is Paula Deans Ooey Gooey Chocolate Cookies

And my fav store bought cookies are Dad’s Goodie Rings…I can only buy these when I go home to Canada though.

September 22, 2008 03:15 AM
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Chelsie said...

mmm favorite homemade cookie is either homemade oreos, or chocolate chip…favorite store bought cookie, lofthouse sugar cookies….mmmmm

September 22, 2008 03:15 AM
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Wendy Sue said...

My favorite homemade cookies are pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. My favorite store-bought cookies would have to be Granny B’s sugar cookies (the ones with an inch of pink frosting)!!! yummmmy!!!

September 22, 2008 03:16 AM
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lynette said...

wowie! you never fail to impress!

my fav. homemade cookie is peanut butter blossoms and my fav. store bought cookie is soft batch chocolate chip cookies-yum!

September 22, 2008 03:16 AM
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Stephanie said...

Cut you some slack? You don’t need any slack – those cookies are beautifully adorable! That’s wonderful for a first try!

My favorite homemade cookies are chocolate chip – always have been, always will be.

My favorite storebought cookies are a toss-up between fudge-dipped graham crackers and Lofthouse Sugar Cookies. Yum!

September 22, 2008 03:17 AM
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Penny said...

Your cookies turned out so beautiful, it looks like you wrote the book!!! Thanks for having this giveaway, my fav homemade cookies are any straight from the oven with a glass of cold milk and store bought, I’d have to say those really thick soft sugar cookies with heavy pink icing, around these parts, they are made by lighthouse. (don’t let the name fool ya though, they pack a whopping 200 plus calories into each one!)

September 22, 2008 03:17 AM
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kristine said...

They turned out so wonderfully. I’m a whimp for royal icing too… but count me in your giveaway.

My favorite homemade cookie is oatmeal raisin.

My favorite store bought cookie is Chewy Chips Ahoy! I love them microwaved for a few seconds

September 22, 2008 03:17 AM
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Russ and Nic said...

Homemade- No Bakes
Bought- Mother’s Taffy

But I love Oatmeal Raisin either way.

nicolerichins@gmail.com

September 22, 2008 03:18 AM
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Stella said...

These look AWESOME!! GREAT JOB! I’m totally intimidated by royal icing.

My favorite homemade cookie, Christmas Butter Cookies. The Spritz kind. I could eat THOUSANDS of them!!

My favorite store bought cookie, Nestle Toll House slice and bake! Or if they are already made, Oreo Double Stuffs! OH MY GOODNESS! SO GOOD!

September 22, 2008 03:18 AM
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Tink said...

My favorite homemade are Russian Tea Cakes (do those count as cookies?) or coconut macaroons.

Store bought are Pink and White Animal cookies. Mmmmm…

Your cookies look fabulous and you have given me some great ideas of stuff to make for my husband. Thanks!

September 22, 2008 03:19 AM
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Alayna said...

My fav homemade cookie is the Neimann Marcus recipe. Fav storebought – probably Lofthouse sugar cookies.

And I think you did a TERRIFIC job on your first try with the sugar cookies. Very cute!

September 22, 2008 03:21 AM
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Christina said...

Good job – your cookies are beautiful. I have also been intimidated by decorated sugar cookies too until I watched some youtube tutorials. I made some really cute onesies and baby carriages for a baby shower I co-hosted.

My favorite homemade cookies are oatmeal cranberry, and my favorite store bought cookies are Trader Joe’s Joe-Joes with the peppermint candy cane filling.

September 22, 2008 03:21 AM
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kira said...

my faavvvvvorite homemade cookies are probably oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

and my favv store bought cookies are milanos!!! :D

PS the cookies look awesome!!!

September 22, 2008 03:21 AM
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prettytoya said...

Fav homemade are snickerdoodles
Fav store bought are banana split oreo’s-WHY are these limited edition?! LOL!

September 22, 2008 03:22 AM
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Kimberly said...

Oooh! Cookies ofa ny kind just make me all happy inside! :)

My favorite homemade cookie is probably plain old chocolate chip cookies, unless it happens to be autumn, at which point pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are my favorite. You know, come to think of it, if its Christmastime, I love caramel filled chocolate cookies. Mmmm…cookies.

As for my favorite store bought cookie…I like Great Harvest’s Oatmeal cookies.

September 22, 2008 03:22 AM
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Layla Frances said...

My fav cookies to make at home is the one on my blog
laylasweets.blogspot.com
and my favorite to buy is either peanut butter patties from the girl scouts, or lofthouse cookies from walmart or krogers…yummo.

September 22, 2008 03:23 AM
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By the grace of God ... said...

Your cookies are great!
My favorite homemade is Winkler’s Sugar Cookies. My mom always made them. Yum!
Store bought — I guess Vienna Fingers. do they still sell them?

September 22, 2008 03:23 AM
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aterwilliger said...

These cookies are beautiful!

My favorite homemade cookie is triple chocolate chip – so many chips there’s just a little dough to hold them together.

And my favorite store bought cookies are oreos and a big glass of milk for dunking.

September 22, 2008 03:23 AM
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S'mee said...

First the flowers cookies are motivating-ly cute…I so want to get out a cookie recipe and bake something now!

Fav homemade has to be the famous sugar cookie, followed closely by the easier to make chocolate chip!

Store bought, years ago (can’t find any now- waaah!) Ideal Cookie Bars, holy cow those were great! Now probably a frozen mint Milano!

September 22, 2008 03:23 AM
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Spencer Family said...

My favorite homemade cookie is a chocolate cake like cookie with a marshmallow on top and then covered in chocolate frosting–to die for! They melt in your mouth.

My favorite store bought is hands down OREOS!

September 22, 2008 03:24 AM
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charlavail said...

My favorite homemade cookies have to be oatmeal, because i can add all the extra cinnamon and raisins I want to haha.

My favorite store bought are Kambly, they’re from Switzerland so I don’t even know where you can buy them but they’re amazing.

September 22, 2008 03:24 AM
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Patriotic Bride said...

Favorite Homemade cookie is definitely chocolate chip…oooh soo good!

But from a store, nothing beats and Oreo and a glass of milk! Yum!

September 22, 2008 03:24 AM
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Ursula Page said...

My favorite cookies are my mom’s sugar cookies that are super thing and frosted if course. As for store bought…oreos of course!

September 22, 2008 03:25 AM
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Julie said...

Ooo, ooo, ooo, I hope I win!

My fav homemade is probably chocolate peanut butter chip – or mint chip cowboy cookies.

My fav store bought – too hard to choose because it depends on my mood. Today maybe it would be taffy cookies (by Mother’s I think) because they go AWESOME with hot tea.

Beautiful cookies BTW!

http://www.wellblessed.blogspot.com

September 22, 2008 03:26 AM
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Azul said...

My favorite homemade cookies are Biscochitos. I love them so much I only make them a couple of times a year, and then give them away as fast as I can.

My favorite store bought cookies are probably chewy Snickerdoodles. I’m currently tying to make a homemade batch that stays as chewy as the store bought. My usually crisp up within a few hours.

September 22, 2008 03:26 AM
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Whitney said...

Beautiful Cookies! Mine never turn out that good!

My Favorite homemade – Chocolate chip
Storebought – Nutter Butters

September 22, 2008 03:26 AM
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Amy said...

Ok i have serious stress over sugar cookies!!
My fave homemade ones are peanut butter with hersheys kisses and store bought are pirouette!
Thanks for the fun giveaway!
A

September 22, 2008 03:26 AM
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Elena Banks said...

My favorite homemade cookie is an orange chocolate chip cookie and my favorite store bought cookie is from keebler their grasshoppers are amazing. Your cookies look great.

September 22, 2008 03:26 AM
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