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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*Angelia* said...

oh my goshhhhh This is great! thanks for this!!!

What's your favorite homemade cookie? Chocolate chip cookies.. Just like how grandma use to do them. ohhh I want some now! lol

What's your favorite store-bought cookie? I like those M&M Sugar cookies.. Yummy!

THANKS again!!

September 22, 2008 03:26 AM
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Jenny in Utah said...

Oooohhhhh -my favorite homemade cookie is my double chocolate chewy brownie bites!

My favorite store brand – good old oreos and milk!

Please pick me – I want to learn how to improve my sugar cookies, too!!!! :)

September 22, 2008 03:27 AM
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The White Family said...

My favorite homemade cookie is chocolate chip (the gooey kind), and my favorite store bought (or sort of store bought) are GIRL SCOUT Samoas. Yummm! Makes me glad cookie sales are just around the corner.

September 22, 2008 03:27 AM
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Susan said...

My favorite homemade is Quaker Oats Best oatmeal cookies. i amke them about once a week!
My favorite storebought is either Oreos or nutter Butters……..
:)

September 22, 2008 03:29 AM
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Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

Homemade: probably Big Soft Ginger Cookies. ESPECIALLY once we hit fall.

Bought: Girls Scout tagalongs

September 22, 2008 03:34 AM
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Valerie said...

My favorite homemade cookie is oatmeal with chocolate chips and toffee! Yum!

Store bought would have to be Oreo!

http://www.brummett.org

September 22, 2008 03:34 AM
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Becca said...

My favorite homemade cookie is a crispy on the outside, soft on the inside snickerdoodle.

My favorite store bought cookies are Costco’s white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Yum!

alumnimonkey@aol.com

September 22, 2008 03:35 AM
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Morgan said...

It is definitely a toss up between the Nestle Chocolate chip cookie dough recipe (the one on the choco. chip bag!) or a classic sugar cookie with powder sugar icing. Please don’t make me choose!!!

As far as store bought, I LOVE Oreos! I like to dunk them in milk until all the air bubbles are gone and you don’t have to use to teeth to chew and swallow! So yummy!

September 22, 2008 03:36 AM
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Alison said...

My favorite homemade cookie is chocolate chip and my favorite store bought cookie is the keebler fugde stripes cookies.

September 22, 2008 03:36 AM
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cuileann said...

Your frosting is amazingly smooth!

My favorite homemade cookie is from a recipe my mom got from a magazine when she was a girl. Very nutmeggy cutout cookies that we make for Christmas and call Betsy cookies.

Bought cookies – Girl Scout Tagalongs. Mmm!

September 22, 2008 03:37 AM
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janel said...

Homemade cookie: oatmeal chocolate chip
Store bought cookie: nothing can compare with homemade. Ever. So I’ll list another homemade favorite: oatmeal gingersnap.

September 22, 2008 03:38 AM
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olivia said...

homemade chocolate chip

my local bakery has the most wonderful, large, soft, ginger cookie

livviebrooke@yahoo.com

September 22, 2008 03:38 AM
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becky said...

My favorite homemade cookie is my oatmeal chocolate chip and oatmeal cream pie cookies. As far as store bought….some oreos and a cup of ice cold milk, yummy!!

bmgarrett@gmail.com

September 22, 2008 03:39 AM
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Macy said...

A tie between Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

My current store-bought favorite are Keebler’s Chocolate Chip Deluxe Cookies.Yum-o!

September 22, 2008 03:39 AM
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Lilandra said...

store bought: entenmann’s chocolate chip

homemade: that’s hard…peanut butter and oatmeal with chocolate chips

and your pictures are gorgeous

September 22, 2008 03:40 AM
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dedesmith32 said...

This is awesome! Great work!

My favorite homemade cookie is definitely Chocolate Chip Cookies – there is nothing like a warm gooey cookie straight out of the oven!

Favorite Store bought would have to the be the pepperidge farms Milan Cookies

September 22, 2008 03:41 AM
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Caitlin said...

I love those cookie cutters! And those cookies sure look great.

My favourite homemade cookies are peanut butter chocolate chip.

My all-time favourite store bought cookies are Lofthouse sugar cookies. (http://www.lofthousecookies.com/)
They’re the most amazing sugar cookies I think I’ve ever had.

September 22, 2008 03:42 AM
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Grace said...

Those cookies look amazing, especially for a first try. I usually give up halfway through since the cookies never keep their shape after baking and the icing just makes it look worse. I'll have to check out that book for the key.

My favorite homemade cookie's are my own creation: peanut butter & jelly thumbprints. They are so good… My husband can eat an entire batch of them in one sitting.

I rarely buy cookies anymore, but I will buy Berger cookies when we are in Baltimore. They are little cake cookies covered in fudge. Kind of like a cupcake cookie. Very rich though, so I can only ever eat one.

September 22, 2008 03:43 AM
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springhill chef said...

you did a great job…i too have always been a little intimidated to make teh frosted cookies. i have an entire Martha cookie decorating set but have yet to try. i think you have inspired me to give it a try too!!!

favorite homemade….chocolate chip pecan

favorite store bought…pecan sandies with dark chocolate and almonds yum!

September 22, 2008 03:44 AM
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1dreamr said...

Your cookies look GREAT!

My favorite homemade cookies are pizzelles flavored with anise.

Store bought — Hmmmm, I do love those Pepperidge Farm Milanos with a good cup of coffee. :-)

September 22, 2008 03:44 AM
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Mandy said...

my favorite homemade cookies are my grandma’s date filled cookie. my favorite store cookies are the archway dark molasses one. mmm! :)

September 22, 2008 03:47 AM
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Allie said...

My Fav. homemade cookie has to be oatmeal raisin.

and my fav. storebought cookie has to be rainbow chip deluxe!

strwbrybedhead@gmail.com

September 22, 2008 03:48 AM
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Kara said...

My favorite homemade cookie is probably my mom’s snickerdoodles!

Store bought would have to be chewy chocolate chip. Or fudge covered oreos. Mmmm

September 22, 2008 03:48 AM
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Julie said...

I most definitely love a good homemade oatmeal raisin cookie. Nice and warm and slightly gooey.

Grasshoppers are my favorite store boughts. Would say Girl’s Scout thin mints but those aren’t at a store. Grasshoppers are the next best thing!

September 22, 2008 03:49 AM
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Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

I love sugar cookies with royal icing. My favorite store bought ones are the really soft sugar cookies with frosting. Hmmm. Sooo good!

Nancy
http://www.montrealaise-en-californie.blogspot.com

September 22, 2008 03:51 AM
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Avalyn said...

How funny! I JUST barely read that book and started off on my own adventure in cookie land. So exciting. You are just going to love it. And now when I go to kitchen stores, I can spend hours looking at cookie cutters as well. Ooh, and I found a recipe that makes homemade sugar cookies that taste like store sugar cookies. So, I guess, I would say those are my favorite. The homemade ones that taste like store ones.

September 22, 2008 03:51 AM
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emerzim said...

My favorite homemade cookie is the Nieman Marcus Chocolate chip cookie recipe because it has coffee in it. My favorite store bought are the thin min girl scout cookies. Frozen.

September 22, 2008 03:52 AM
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the-shakeup said...

My favorite homemade cookie is white chocolate macadamia nut. I made them once really successfully and my mom loved them :]

Also my favorite store-bought cookie (if we’re not counting girl scout cookies) are Keebler Fudge Shoppe Grasshoppers.

September 22, 2008 03:52 AM
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Heidi said...

the cookies look just so amazing, I especially love the little bears. I have been eyeing this book for awhile now!
My favorite homemade cookies would have to be monster oatmeal cookies (with M&Ms that melt a bit and make the cookies look monstery)

My favorite store bought have to be those thick sugar cookies with pink frosting!

September 22, 2008 03:52 AM
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Avalyn said...

oops, forgot to leave my email.

seven_of_jo@yahoo.com

September 22, 2008 03:52 AM
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Rachel said...

my favorite homemade cookie is PB&J cookies, in my blog.

my favorite store bought cookie is the madelyns at Star Bucks

For a first time cookie decorater…yours are beautiful! Way better than most beginners!

September 22, 2008 03:54 AM
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melissa said...

My favorite homemade cookie is chocolate chocolate-chip pudding cookies. My favorite store bought cookies are any gingerbread cookies!

September 22, 2008 03:56 AM
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whitney said...

My Favorite homemade is definitely Pumpkin Chocolate Chip. Favorite store bought…Chips Ahoy, only if there is milk :)

September 22, 2008 03:58 AM
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justthelittlethings said...

Your flower cookies look scrumptious as always!

favorite homemade: crispy oatmeal cookies with few chocolate chips
storebought: le petit ecolier dark chocolate cookies.

September 22, 2008 03:58 AM
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The Givens Family said...

My favorite homemade cookie is Chewy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies. My favorite store-bought is Grasshoppers!

September 22, 2008 03:58 AM
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Kelly said...

Homemade:
My great grandmother’s tea cakes with icing.
Storebought:
Oreos….hands down….

September 22, 2008 03:59 AM
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Hello, I'm Sally. said...

Oh, I just love cookies! One of my favorite homemade recipes is Ginger Molasses.

I usually go for the soft cookies with the pink frosting and sprinkles if I buy them from the store.

September 22, 2008 03:59 AM
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Steve & Sam said...

My favorite homemade cookies are the chocolate chip cookies my husband makes (yep — my husband! they’re better than the ones I make!); My favorite store-bought cookies are definately Oreo’s! Mmm gotta love em!

September 22, 2008 04:00 AM
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Anna said...

First off, your cookies look simply amazing for your first try. I have only ever been brave enough to bake sugar cookies from scratch…I’m still afraid to do the icing, but yours turned out so nice I just might have to try it.

As for my favorite homemade cookies, I’d have to say either my toffee or my friend’s molasses cookies. Both are addicting. As for the store bought…if I don’t have time to bake and I have a craving I usually go for something from the Milano family. Yumm.

September 22, 2008 04:01 AM
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April said...

My favorite homemade cookies are Cream Wafers. Page 40 in the first edition of the Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book (1963). They are a flaky sandwich cookie with a creamy center. yummy!

Favorite store bought are Double Dark Chocolate Milano Cookies.

I guess I have a think for sandwich cookies…hmm never realized that before.

BTW Love the blog, your sugar cookies are gorgeous!

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

My fav. homemade is Cowboy Cookies
Store Bought: well I have to admit Oreo’s

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

Wow, I'm in shock you haven't made cut outs before! Excellent job! Wasn't it easy, I love doing it!

Favorite cookie: Black & White. Both to make and buy.

September 22, 2008 04:05 AM
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TinaJewel said...

I love my homemade chocolate chip cookies! And do Little Debbie cookies count as store bought cookies? If so, the Swiss Cake Rolls are mine!

tinajewel at gmail dot com

September 22, 2008 04:05 AM
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WishTrish said...

Homemade fave: It’s a tie between pupmkin and date-filled cookies.

Storebought fave: Oreo

LOVE the beautiful cookies! I make some pretty sugar cookies that we paint for the holidays. When we bake them for Halloween and blog it, I’ll leave you a note. :) You’d love to play around with them, I know it! :)

September 22, 2008 04:07 AM
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pamelamunsell said...

For your first time these were perfection!

Favorite homemade cookie: Frosted cut-outs tied with Mexican Wedding Cakes

Favorite storebought: Lofthouse frosted sugar cookies

pamelamunsellataoldotcom

September 22, 2008 04:09 AM
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raegan said...

Homemade: Chocolate chunk cookies

Store: anything Milano double chocolate

Thanks for the blog – you’re awesome.

September 22, 2008 04:09 AM
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jennie w. said...

I’m an avid cookie-baker but the royal icing scares me too.

Homemade cookie–lemon bars

Store bought– Raspberry Galettes from the Harry and David catalog (they have them at the outlet stores too.) Out of this world fantastic!!!

September 22, 2008 04:09 AM
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Rachael said...

Your cookies are beautiful!

My favorite homemade cookie is the classic Chocolate chip cookie, and my favorite store-bought cookies is the Mint Milano from Pepperidge Farms. Yum!

September 22, 2008 04:09 AM
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bungchiwow said...

Homemade: I love white chocolate macadamia nut! Yum!

Store bought: Girl Scout Thin Mints or Strawberry Oreos!

September 22, 2008 04:11 AM
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Lindsay said...

Beautiful cookies. I want to try my hand at those! My favorite homeade cookie… pineapple cookies. They’re super soft and gooey and great! My favorite bought cookie would have to be Paradise Bakery’s sugar cookie– yum!

September 22, 2008 04:13 AM
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Ashlee said...

My favorite homemade cookie is good old chocolate chip, but my favorite store bought has GOT to be PB Sandwich cookie from Bouchon Bakery in NYC. (Think really awesome soft nutter butter) Thanks Bakerella, you may inspire me to break out my sugar cookie recipe. Maybe I can find space in my heart for rolled cookies again – ugh!!! :D

September 22, 2008 04:18 AM
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Brooke said...

You look liked a seasoned pro!

Favorite homemade cookie – No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Favorite store bought – Sugar cookies with the pink/green/white frosting and sprinkles found in the bakery. Yum!

cotterbm@yahoo.com

September 22, 2008 04:18 AM
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The Goodrich's said...

Pretty traditional…I love oatmeal chocolate chip.

Store bought-probably Oreo’s. Can’t seem to each just one!!

September 22, 2008 04:19 AM
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Gina Geigley said...

Cute cute!! Great job!!

My favorite would have to be some that my step-mom makes. They are oatmeal chocolate chip and she makes them every year at Christmas! mmmm

Store bought would be the ones from Wal-mart’s bakery, the thick sugar cookies with the sweet sugar icing. mmmm

September 22, 2008 04:19 AM
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The Hess' said...

my favorite homeade cookie is peanut butter and my favorite store bought would be MOTHERS animal cookies…YUM… and yours looked just as YUMMY!

September 22, 2008 04:22 AM
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the 4 of us said...

my favorite homemade cookies are fluffy sugar cookies with just a little frosting.

my favorite store bought are a tie oreo, but they have to be from canada…yes they are different there is no waxy middle it is more creamy, or black and white cookies.

September 22, 2008 04:24 AM
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mrsbumblebee said...

Those turned out so cute! Great job.

My favorite homemade cookie are the Mexican Wedding Cakes that my father and I make every year for Christmas.

My favorite store bought cookie is Mother’s Animal Cookies. I can eat a whole bag in one sitting.

September 22, 2008 04:24 AM
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Sherri said...

Homemade: Espresso shortbread
Store bought:nutter butters :)

September 22, 2008 04:26 AM
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lizzy-loo said...

your cookies look lovely. sometimes intimidating things turn out to be not so intimidating. my favorite homemade cookie is of course the chocolate chip with pecans or walnuts. my favorite store cookies are mother’s circus animals because they make you smile. they are so cute!

September 22, 2008 04:27 AM
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Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG your cookies are adorable. And now I want sugar cookies after spending the afternoon making chocolate chip cookies. Sugar cookies are my favorite.
And my store bought favorites are Nutter Butters. Right up there with Oreos.

September 22, 2008 04:27 AM
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{imagine. dream. create. } said...

My favorite home made cookies are ginger sparklers and my favorite store bought cookies are mr. christie's soft & chewy chocolate chip.

Great job on the sugar cookies – they are beautiful!

September 22, 2008 04:27 AM
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Stupendous Treats said...

These look terrific!!!

My favorite homemade cookie would have to be a good ol’ chocolate chip cookie!

My favorite store bought cookies are OREOS! Who doesn’t love an Oreo!!!

September 22, 2008 04:29 AM
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Nanette said...

My fav homemade – Snickerdoodles :P

Store bought – Thick sugar cookies with that same icing type you had on your post. If I see them in their cute designs (esp holiday ones) I HAVE to buy them, even when they’re a buck a piece!! They’re so good.

September 22, 2008 04:31 AM
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Angie said...

My favorite homemade cookie is white chocolate chip macademia nut. I’m a a fan of white chocolate and nuts together. :)

And my favorite store-bought cookies are Milano cookies! They’re sooooo delicious!

starrr91@yahoo.com

September 22, 2008 04:32 AM
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Red Geranium Cottage said...

Sorry I forgot to tell you my email is starsandscraps@aol.com http://www.redgeraniumcottage.typepepad.com

September 22, 2008 04:32 AM
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I Wonder Woman said...

homemade is…lemon whippersnappers. Storebought…marshmallow pinwheels? Girl Scout thin mints? I can’t decide!

September 22, 2008 04:34 AM
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CB said...

What’s your favorite homemade cookie?
- snickerdoodle
What’s your favorite store-bought cookie?
- white chocolate macadamia nut nibblers from Mrs. Fields

Man! Now I am really craving a cookie! Thanks for hosting this cookie-rific giveaway. I hope I win. ;)
/Clara
iheartcuppycakes[at]gmail[dot]com

September 22, 2008 04:34 AM
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gina bina said...

count me in! i can never resist a homemade chocolate chip cookie.
oreos are where it’s at!!

September 22, 2008 04:39 AM
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pixxienix said...

Oh wow I’d like to have that book! So here’s mine:

Favourite home-made cookies: tiny coffee and chocolate chip nuggets

Favourite store-bought: Famous Amos butterscotch pecan cookies

Oh and I cant believe you find that making these cookies are harder/more tedious than making the cupcake pops! ;p

nikki

September 22, 2008 04:43 AM
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Lauren said...

My favorite home made cookies are: Skinerdoodles. Yum!!
My favorite store bought cookies are:Milano mint cookies! Double Yum!

September 22, 2008 04:43 AM
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katy said...

beautiful!

fav homemade cookies are from the Williams and Sonoma cookies cookbook – butterscotch coconut cookies

store bought – Trader Joe’s – Ginger cookies

September 22, 2008 04:49 AM
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Adrienne said...

I’d have to say my favorite homemade are from the “Stars Desserts” Cookbook that was my moms. They were snickerdoodles, however I always made shape cookies out of them. I used that recipe so much in high school that the spine BROKE in a year.

Store bought had to be Chessman Shortbread. Well I guess if it was bakery bought then it would have to be a little local place in Salt Lake called Granny B’s. They had the BEST ginger snap ever. I’ve never been able to replicate it in all my years of trying.

Keep up the amazing artistry, I love seeing what’s new with you!

http://dingbatpress.blogspot.com

September 22, 2008 04:49 AM
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Kerri said...

You did a great job! Especially for the first time with cookies!

Hmmmm – my favorite homemade is either ‘crisp’ ginger snaps or chocolate chip with raisins – yum!

My favorite store bought is the lemon cookie that looks like a mexican wedding cookie – yum, yum!

kerrivice@yahoo.com
http://www.tabletoppers.blogspot.com

September 22, 2008 04:51 AM
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sara said...

love your cookies! they turned out sooooooooo cute!!

my favorite homemade cookies are chocolate mint marvels (made with andes mint chocolates…yum!)

my favorite store-bought cookies are betty crocker peanut butter (the kind you buy in the baking aisle and add eggs and oil).

sara {saraseeton at hotmail dot com}

September 22, 2008 04:52 AM
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June said...

Your cookies look lovely!

My favourite homemade cookies are krum kake,

and my favourite bought cookies are stem ginger biscuits by Walkers made with chunks of candied ginger.

September 22, 2008 04:55 AM
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Jenna Marie said...

I LOVE cookies… so this is really hard!
I think my favorite home-made kind are Peanut Butter Blossoms… The ones with the Hershey Kiss in the middle of the Peanut Butter Cookie. Chocolate and Peanut Butter… Such a match made in Heaven!
And my favorite Store Bought cookie is Probable the Mint Milano cookies, or the Keebler Elf ones with the Chocolate frosting in the middle.
(Talking about cookies when you’re pregnant isn’t the smartest thing to do at 10:56 at night!!) :)

September 22, 2008 04:56 AM
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Tanya said...

Your cookies look fantastic! Great job! See, it wasn’t so bad, now was it?

My favorite homemade cookie is probably plain chocolate chip. As long as their soft and don’t come out hard as a rock.

My favorite store bought cookie? Okay, this isn’t popular, but I LOVE a brand of chocolate chip cookie Aldi carries…”Homemade” or “Home Baked,” something like that. They are so soft and chunky and are delicious!

September 22, 2008 04:56 AM
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Tams said...

My favorite homemade cookies are my Aunty Sharon’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

My favorite store-bought are Oreos!

tamara (at) schrojo.ca

September 22, 2008 04:56 AM
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Annie P said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE sugar cookies but I have never made anything that beautiful. I need Cookie Craft.

September 22, 2008 04:57 AM
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LeAnn said...

Molasses cookies are my favorite homemade cookies. I’m going to have to go with RMCF’s mint chocolate covered oreos as my fav store cookies.

September 22, 2008 04:57 AM
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Tammy said...

My favorite homemade cookies are Lemonade cookies. My favorite store bought cookies are (shhh, don’t tell) those sugar cookies with the pink frosting… so bad for you, but I love them.

September 22, 2008 04:58 AM
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Jennifer said...

homemade: just about anything warm out of the oven (and made w/ real butter!) I have to say warm oatmeal chocolate chip can’t be beat.
store bought: I’m going to give a shout out to the girl scouts… Thin mints are my fav!

September 22, 2008 04:58 AM
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sminkie said...

My favorite homeade cookies are chocolate chip cookies. Storebought? I love Oreos!

September 22, 2008 04:59 AM
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Stephanie said...

My favorite homemade cookie is snickerdoodles, and my favorite store-bought cookie is Biscos wafers. Yumm!

September 22, 2008 04:59 AM
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Misty Cato said...

Beautiful cookies :)

Let’s see, favorite store bought – Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies (does that count as ‘store bought’?)

Homemade – Lemon bars I made with my mom every years at Christmas time as I was growing up

September 22, 2008 04:59 AM
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Rachelle said...

For your 1st try at homemade decorated sugar cookies, Id say you did far better than I could have! You have a much steadier hand than I do, my piping skills would not be as pretty as yours :)

Can I enter too? hehe the 26th is my oldest daughter’s Bday, what a great gift this would be!

What’s your favorite homemade cookie?
Perhaps snickerdoodles, or the ginger cookies I have blogged about. :)

What’s your favorite store-bought cookie?
Eeek! ok, ok for pre packaged, Oreos or maybe something from the bakery counter…chocolate chocolate chip.

Off, to share the excitement!

September 22, 2008 04:59 AM
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sarah said...

my favorite homemade cookies are oreos (http://smittenkitchen.com/2007/05/my-kingdom-for-a-glass-of-milk/) and favorite store bought cookies are uncle seth’s pink frosted cookies that are ubiquitous in seattle (http://www.cakespy.com/2008/03/pretty-in-pink-sweet-history-of-pink.html).

September 22, 2008 05:00 AM
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Annie P said...

Favorite HOmemade – My sister-in-law’s chocolate chip cookies.

Favorite Store Bought – Mint Milanos (Peppridge Farm.

September 22, 2008 05:00 AM
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Andi said...

favorite home-made cookie is oatmeal-nut-chocolatechip-cranberries. (we call them “Joel’s favorite cookies, because they are my husband’s favorite.. heh)

store bought cookies? BLASPHEMY!! hmm, no. I really dig these “healthy” cookies by papa giki, I think there’s a website out there for them.. But I also LOVE me some biscotti, namely gingerbread biscotti from Starbucks in the fall/winter.

I can not WAIT to have time to perfect the art of cookie decoration, it is one of my aspirations as well!

http://www.enviee.com/blog

September 22, 2008 05:01 AM
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Anonymous said...

My favorite homemade cookie are Italian pizzelles, they’re thin, lace-like waffle cookies

And my fav store bought has got to be, yup, Oreos. hehe!

-Cathy: bellaluna221@gmail.com

September 22, 2008 05:04 AM
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My Sweet & Saucy said...

Great job with the cookies! I really can’t believe this was your first try…simply amazing!

September 22, 2008 05:08 AM
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Kristen said...

First of all – kudos on those cookies. That’s much better than my first attempt would have been. I think they turned out SO cute!!

My favorite homemade cookie would have to be my sister’s peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

Favorite storebought cookie (is there a good one?) I guess if I ever buy them from the store it’s the keebler frosted animal crackers.

September 22, 2008 05:20 AM
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LisaB said...

My Favorite Cookie(s): I Love cookies way too much to list just one!

For Homemade: CHOCOLATE CHIP & SUGAR–but only make the sugar during the holidays! Mmmm….Yours look delicious wish I could reach through the screen and eat one!

My Favorite Store Bought: Girl Scout Cookies Count??? Chocolate Mint and the Lemonade! YUM-O!

gbluemel@mac.com

September 22, 2008 05:23 AM
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emily said...

My sister-in-law makes AWESOME chocolate chocolate chip cookies. My favorite storebought are the sugar cookies from Hagermann’s bakery in Sandy, Utah. If you’re ever in Sandy, stop by. They’re to DIE for.

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September 22, 2008 05:24 AM
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jen said...

These look fabulous! I wish all my first tries turned out this great…

Homemade: My mom’s snickerdoodles, or my favorite ginger cookies.

Store Bought: Those taffy ones. They remind me of my granny. And the shortbread chocoalte striped ones.

Sorry I couldn’t pick one!!

September 22, 2008 05:31 AM
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*mindi* said...

my favorite homemade cookie….no way i can choose. i am a cookie FAN! probably something with walnuts and oatmeal and chocolate. or snickerdoodles.

store bought? double stuff oreos!

September 22, 2008 05:31 AM
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Luzel said...

My fave homemade: Oatmeal raisin

My fave storebought: Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies

Wonderful cookies. Thanks for sharing!

September 22, 2008 05:37 AM
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Julie said...

My favorite homemade cookie? I think it is a toss-up between plain old peanut butter cookies (with the fork criss-cross imprint on top) and “ranger” cookies – oatmeal/cornflake/coconut/butterscotch chip cookies. Yummy!

Store bought? There is a cookie place in American Fork, UT that makes a lemon drop sugar cookie…they crush up lemon drops and mix them into the dough, then frost with cream cheese frosting and top that with crushed up lemon drops…..oh my! They are SOOOOOOO good.

September 22, 2008 05:47 AM
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Kathy said...

My fave homemade cookies are Chewy Choc Chip Cookies… the batter is seriousy addictive!

Favourite store bought cookie changes… choc chip, white choc and macadamia, jam fancies, caramel crowns. Oh dear. I’m a store-bought cookie junkie.

September 22, 2008 05:48 AM
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Karen and Joseph said...

Dude, I wanna learn how to do that!!

My favorite homemade cookie are Peanut butter cookies!

My favorite store bought cookies are the fudge stripe shortbread cookies. OR if girl scout cookies count then its Samoa’s/caramel delites.

September 22, 2008 05:50 AM
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