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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L&M said...

Fav homemade used to be the Nestle choc chip, until my next door neighbor introduced me to the oatmeal scotchies (butterscotch) on the back of the butterscotch chips. My neighbor says the scotchie is a good inicator of fall.

Fav store bought is the white chocolate macadamia nut from Costco! YUM!

September 22, 2008 05:50 AM
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Casey said...

my favorite homemade cookie is chocolate chip peanut butter.

my favorite store bought would have to be either chips ahoy or milanos!

cmh9092@sru.edu

September 22, 2008 05:58 AM
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Stampmouse said...

my favorite homemade cookie is kolacky. my favorite store cookie is a sugar cookie by the bakery at rosaures

September 22, 2008 06:02 AM
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Amy said...

Favorite homemade~ my "monster" cookies (oatmeal/peanut butter/choc. chip/m&m)

Favorite storebought~ definitely Oreos!

Thanks for the opportunity!

September 22, 2008 06:06 AM
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AdornmentsbyMilani.com said...

My favorite homemade cookies are plain ol’ chocolate chips and favorite storebought is Pepperidge Farms Brussels

September 22, 2008 06:15 AM
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emzeegee & the hungry three said...

I just wanted to leave a tip for anyone who doesn’t own a rolling pin – use a wine bottle! It works really well and if you’ve got a cheap bottle around, why not? Only proviso is that you need to make sure it doesn’t roll off the table! :)

As for cookies -

homemade: Anything hot out of the oven. Cold cookies are gross.

store bought: Gotta be the Milanos, esp since you can’t get them here in Australia!

September 22, 2008 06:16 AM
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feli said...

my favourite homemade cookies has got to be my moms peanut cookies.

And my favourite store bought cookies is the Ikea Ballerina Cookies. They are so yummy that I could eat the whole pack in one seating.

September 22, 2008 06:19 AM
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sarah hornacek said...

my fav homemade cookie would have to be…frosted pumpkin spice cookies!

my fav store bought cookie would be…soft sugar cookies with pink frosting!

September 22, 2008 06:28 AM
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Emily said...

I think your cookies look terrific – especially for your first time! Very impressive.

My favorite homemade cookie – oatmeal coconut chocolate chunk sprinkled with sea salt

My favorite store-bought cookie – peanut butter oreos.

September 22, 2008 06:28 AM
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JustJess said...

What beautiful biscuits! They look fantastic, and the photos of them being eaten are great! My fave home-made are Anzacs and store bought are Tim Tams. (Sorry, I’m in Australia!)

September 22, 2008 06:28 AM
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Jodi said...

My favorite homemade cookie is my mom's M&M cookies. My favorite store bought is Keebler's Fudge Stripes!

September 22, 2008 06:31 AM
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Caroline said...

My homemade fave: cakey chocolate chip cookie my hubby bakes (recipe from Martha Stewart).

My store-bought fave: Trader Joe’s chocolate creme Joe-Joes (it’s Oreos w/out hydrogenated fat). =)

September 22, 2008 06:33 AM
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Alexander Resare said...

My fav homemade is Swedish gingerbreads.

My fav store bought is probably regular Oreos

alex(at)resare.com

September 22, 2008 06:38 AM
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Taryn Elise said...

mmm, homemade is ginger snaps. Store bought are those french butter cookies with the milk chocolate on top. I can’t remember what they’re called for the life of me but I see them on the shelf in my head!

September 22, 2008 06:38 AM
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Kara said...

Maybe a little lame, but my favorite homemade are Tollhouse Chocolate Chip, baked at 325 instead of 350 – and with marg. instead of butter. Perfect! As for store bought? I like those sandwich kind with the creme and the raspberry filling in the middle. Yu!

September 22, 2008 06:53 AM
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Jen said...

My favorite homemade cookie has to be chocolate chip with pecan pieces.

My favorite store bought cookies are Ginger Snaps. So Good!

September 22, 2008 06:55 AM
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Amy said...

Way cute! If only my first sugar cookies had looked so good :-)

My favorite homemade cookie is oatmeal toffee. I’m not a big fan of store bought cookies, they’re almost always too crunchy for my taste. If you twist my arm, I will support the girl scouts, though, and suffer through a box of Samoas–the ones with the coconut and caramel ;-)

September 22, 2008 06:59 AM
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Molly Sophia said...

Home made- oatmeal scotchies

Store bought- maple cream sandwich cookies! mmmm!!

September 22, 2008 07:33 AM
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Pasta'nbul said...

These cookies are beautiful!
My fav.Homemade cookies French macarons.
My fav.store bought cookies are Oreos.

September 22, 2008 07:56 AM
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Bobbie said...

I just wanted to say.. that funny you said flower power…

as yesterday was world peace day…

did you coordinate that??

September 22, 2008 07:59 AM
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Marta said...

These cookies are…… beautiful. We cannot see these ones here in Spain. I need your recipe and urgently, hahahahaha.
Fav. homemade: Chocolate chip cookies
Fav. store bought: Pim’s from Lu Chocolate Mousse. (They are not really cookies because the base is a biscuit, but the shape is like a cookie) mmmmmmmmm really fantastic. Do you have these ones there????

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

I think my answer will be boring and typical but here goes:
Homemade: Mom’s chocolate chip. No matter what I do and how exact or not I follow the recipe, mine are Never like her’s.
Store bought: Obviously Oreo! It is after all “Milk’s favorite cookie” and I did name my black and white shih-tzu after them! :D

~Amanda~
acdshottie@yahoo.com

September 22, 2008 08:11 AM
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Clumbsy Cookie said...

I love that book! You did great on your first decorated cookies! You’ll never wanna go back to stoe bought ones!
I’m in love with your teddy bears too! :)

September 22, 2008 08:24 AM
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A life of Assorted Nuts said...

I love homemade oatmeal w/butterscotch chips. My favorite store bought cookies is Hannaford’s bakery brand chocolate chip cookies

September 22, 2008 08:30 AM
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Eve said...

Just found your blog, looks Yummy! To answer your questions:

Favorite homemade cookie is the standard Chocolate Chip, though I rarely make them, usually opting for something more fancy.

Favorite Store bought cookies would be Mothers Iced Animal Cookies, a favorite from childhood that I rarely get to indulge in.

September 22, 2008 08:30 AM
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cupcaketastic said...

Homemade – my own secret recipe, triple choc chunk cookies

Bought – can’t go past the Oreo

September 22, 2008 08:34 AM
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Christine said...

Less my favourite homemade ones then the peoples’ around me that they are given are Walnut-Raspberry-Cookies. Every Christmas, I bake more and more, and every christmas, there are none left for me. My mom is hiding them from my dad so she could eat them alone :)

My favourite store bought cookies are swedish oat cookies. Love them because they are so thin and crunchy.

September 22, 2008 08:35 AM
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Darth Mama said...

Beautiful cookies, they look yum.

My favorite homemade cookie -chocolate chip cookes. I use the Neiman Marcus recipe.

My favorite store bought cookie – Pepperidge Farms Milano cookies.

September 22, 2008 08:35 AM
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Jen said...

My fave home made is Neiman Marcus’ choc chip and oats cookie.

Store bought has to be Tim Tam!

September 22, 2008 08:48 AM
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lgroff@tbc.edu said...

I waiver between a sweet sugar cookie, PB (with a kiss in the middle) or chocolate chip – for home made cookies… I think that a warm choc chip cookie just tops the other two though…

as for a store bought? I too (as other readers) love Milano – just the plain old chocolate ones…and for some reason, I really like the Publix bakery’s sugar cookies topped with non-pariels…

September 22, 2008 08:52 AM
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starry said...

Here cookies are called biscuits.

That said neither of my favourites are “biscuits” lol.

I like home made american style choc chip cookies, big soft and gooey.

Shop bought it has to be really good scottish shortbread!

September 22, 2008 08:57 AM
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morgana said...

Wow! They are so beautiful! It’s hard to believe they are your first home made cookies.

Now I just can’t wait to see your next cookie creation. I’m sure it will be original, cute and fantastic.

September 22, 2008 09:17 AM
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Em said...

Hi yum, those cookies are devine..
faves are:
Homemade: Melting Moments
Storebought: Crunchie Squiggle Tops

yummmmmmmmmoooooo

September 22, 2008 09:19 AM
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Natalie... said...

Ooh favourite home made cookie has to be peanut butter.
Favourite store bought I like chocolate chip yumm :)

September 22, 2008 09:41 AM
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Jennifer M. said...

My favorite homemade cookie is gooey butter cookies. You can’t eat just one of those!

My favorite store bought cookie is double stuff oreos. I never have them in my house because I would eat the whole bag!

jtdemand@hotmail.com

September 22, 2008 09:56 AM
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Jeanmarie said...

My favorite homemade cookies are potato chip cookies, my fave store boughts are Mallomars – thank God they are only available seasonally!!

September 22, 2008 10:03 AM
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Melody Howard said...

My favorite homemade cookies are oatmeal raisin and my favorite store bought are Oreos.

September 22, 2008 10:04 AM
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Nancy said...

My favorite homemade cookie is spritz butter cookies with almond extract in them-yum!

The only boughten cookie I like is Cameo. I like them dipped in tea and once I start, I can not stop eating them!

Your cookies look great.

September 22, 2008 10:08 AM
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tamrick said...

My favorite homemaid cookie is chocolate chip

My favorite store bought cookies are White chip macadameon (sp) nut

September 22, 2008 10:14 AM
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ByronTomSteph said...

Favorite Homemade: Shortbread Mmmm.
Favorite Store Bought: Oreos!!

Steph_A00@hotmail.com

September 22, 2008 10:14 AM
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thecoffeesnob said...

Those decorated cookies are just gorgeous- i can’t believe it’s your first time at them!

My favourite homemade cookies is definitely chocolate chip cookies. Store brought- Oreos :)

September 22, 2008 10:17 AM
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Carol said...

Wow! They came out beautiful!
I love to bake chocolate chunk cookies.
I love to buy ginger snaps.

September 22, 2008 10:25 AM
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ztwain said...

SUPER CALA FRAG ALISTIC EXPEA AL ADOUSIOUS…….

The cookies are GREAT !! I now too have the “guts” to try the icing thing…if you can do it so can I …thank you.

September 22, 2008 10:28 AM
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Christian and Vanessa said...

My favorite homemade cookies definitely have to be good ol’ peanut butter cookies. My favorite store bought cookies are chips ahoy! :D

September 22, 2008 10:30 AM
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Meredith said...

My favorite homemade cookies are Oatmeal raisin (though Snickerdoodles are always yummy).

My favorite store cookies are Oreos. YUM!

September 22, 2008 10:37 AM
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caosnacozinha said...

Those look beautiful! But I agree, practice makes perfect and the fun we can have practicing… :)

My favorite home-made cookie is the chocolate-peanut butter one.

My favorite store-bought have to be oreos.

Hug *
Mariana

September 22, 2008 10:40 AM
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FairyCakeBaker said...

My favorite homemade cookie is a peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip. I worked as a kitchen cutie way back when… the cook would make these cookies and I spent a good ten years trying to find a recipe that matched the memories. I finally experimented enough and found a good match.

My favorite store bought cookie is from the Barnes & Noble Cafe. They have a sugar cookie that tastes more like a shortbread cookie with great big sanding crystals in pastel colors. The cookies are awesome!!!

September 22, 2008 10:44 AM
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Nanna said...

My favorite homemade cookies are Toll House Cookies. (I am intimidated by rolling sugar cookies) yours are beautiful!

My favoite store bought cookies are Oreos.

September 22, 2008 10:47 AM
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Rebecca said...

My favorite cookie were the oatmeal raisin cookies my grandma used to make. I can still remember the smell of those baking in the oven.

My favorite store bought cookies are always oatmeal cookies with that yummy white glaze on top. Those cookies get me into trouble, well okay they make it difficult to button up my pants without having to lay on the bed.

September 22, 2008 10:48 AM
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landa said...

I already have this book but YAY! you did an awesome job for your first cookies. Congrats.

September 22, 2008 10:49 AM
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Rachel said...

Favorite homemade cookies are snickerdoodles and store bought ones have to be white chocolate macadamia nut one. Never got up the nerve to try to bake them myself.

September 22, 2008 10:52 AM
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Laurie Anne said...

My favorite cookie is a sugar cookie dipped in beautiful chocolate 1/2 way across it. Sometimes it is great with nuts sprinkled on it too.

My favorite store bought cookies are the praline cookies from a local bakery:) Does that really count as store bought? If not then Nutter Butters.

September 22, 2008 10:53 AM
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Helen said...

How can you say you are no good at piping! Look at these they are fabulous! I love your work and save nearly every entry to try – OMG Ive got soo much to do!

My fav cookies (biscuits over here in the Uk!) are White Choc and Hazlenuts.

Favourite bought biscuits have got to be McVities Digestives – they are useful for everything!

Hx

September 22, 2008 10:55 AM
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Holly said...

Congratulations on conquering a fear! Doesn’t that feel fantastic? I will eventually tackle my bread fear … but I’ll continue to put that one off for now!

My favorite homemade cookie is my great-grandmother’s recipe. We call them Nana cookies – a soft and spicy molasses cookie.

My favorite store-bought cookie are those thick and puffy sugar cookies with the gobs of frosting on top. Love them!

September 22, 2008 10:58 AM
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Anonymous said...

My favorite homemade cookie is definitely my moms filled cookies..mmmmm…
My favorite store bought is definitely white chocolate covered oreos!!!
jmontpet@twcny.rr.com

September 22, 2008 11:00 AM
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Susan said...

wow! you did a lovely job. if you don’t already do this, i suggest putting orange zest in your cookie dough. it makes for the ultimate sugar cookie experience. truly!

my fav’ at home – oatmeal raisin to be sure!
store bought? albertson’s of socal and probably other areas sold this delicious white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookie. drool…

i have a sugar cookie story to share. i’ll try to be brief. a friend of mine and i did hundreds of heart-shaped ones for my now best friend’s wedding in multiple colors to match her color scheme – using the martha recipes and tips (painful at times!). each one had their names on them. it was a terribly long and frustrating job at first. anyway, after a long day of making them, we decided to go out to dinner and celebrate while the frosting dried so that we could wrap them up in their pretty little clear baggies and tie them with ribbons. when we returned, her cat (who we thought had been locked up in her room) had licked several of the cookies and we pretty much had to start all over because i was freaking out about health regulations, etc. – but this time we used my house!!! we were up all night and i looked a wreck at the wedding!

September 22, 2008 11:00 AM
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Laurie said...

Homemade: My mom’s sugar cookies.
Store bought: Thumbprint

September 22, 2008 11:06 AM
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sharon said...

My favorite store bought are those sinful chocolate covered marshmallows on chocolate cookie bottom. Yuml, yum.

I guess my favorite to make have to be chocolate chip — I seem to make them the most.

September 22, 2008 11:15 AM
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frances said...

favorite homemade:sugar cookie from King Arthur cookbook with icing made with vanilla, butter and almond flavoring and thinned with whipped cream.

store bought:Pillsbury cookie dough of any kind

September 22, 2008 11:17 AM
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sara angel said...

my favorite homemade cookie has to be just regular ol’ nestle tollhouse chocolate chip cookies. they remind me of when i was little :]

as far as store bought goes, i am in loooove with the pepperidge farms nantucket chocolate chunk cookies [the hard kind].

and your cookies look beautiful! [i don't own a rolling pin either, but you're kinda making me want to go get one].

September 22, 2008 11:24 AM
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Theresa said...

my favorite homemade cookies are oatmeal chocolate chip craisin

my favorite store bought cookies are milanos

September 22, 2008 11:28 AM
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Snooky doodle said...

this are so cute:) Ha i just made a batch of flowery cookies which I ll post about soon. Seems we were in the same mood for flowery cookies :-)

My favourite homemade cookies ar peanut butter cookies

My storebought ones Cadbury s chocolate chip cookies

September 22, 2008 11:29 AM
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Bridget said...

I love those teddy bears! I have that same rolling pin…my DAD actually bought it for me! :) I love it!

September 22, 2008 11:31 AM
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Cheryl said...

Your cookies look great! I rarely make cut out cookies because I can never get them rolled out right. I may have to try the book that you used to see if it is any easier for me.

My favorite homemade cookies is the recipe that I came up with for chocolate chip cookies. My favorite store bought is Oreos.

September 22, 2008 11:31 AM
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Jessica said...

Beautiful Cookies!!
My fav. homemade is Chocolate Chip
My fav. storebought is Grasshoppers (like girl scout Thin Mints)

September 22, 2008 11:35 AM
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Jan in Maine said...

Beautiful cookies! I am going to try and make those bears for a baby shower…so sweet.

My fav homemade cookie would be Molasses Crinkles…a recipe from Betty Crocker back in the 60″s
My fav store bought cookie would be Maple Leaf Cremes…

September 22, 2008 11:37 AM
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Shannah said...

My favorite homemade cookie is chocolate chip – my favorite store bought cookie would have to be Milanos by Pepperidge Farm.

September 22, 2008 11:39 AM
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kevin and angela said...

Best homemade cookie is chocolate chip with Ghiradelli choc chips!

Store bought is the thick icing topped sugar cookies from Walmart. Can’t get any better than that!

kevindormer at hotmail dot com

September 22, 2008 11:40 AM
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Janine the Bean said...

Favorite Homemade cookies:

My grandma’s sugar cookies with buttercream frosting

Favorite Store Bought: Ginger Snaps (can’t remember the brand, but the come in a brown bag that’s 1 lb). LOL. It’s early.

September 22, 2008 11:45 AM
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Kelli said...

My favorite homemade cookie is what we call a spritz cookie, but basically is the sugar cookie with a red hot on it– plain, simple, but oh so delicious!

My favorite store bought cookies are chocolate chip oatmeal from the bakery! I can have them anymore (gluten-free these days) but I do love them!!

kelgirl105 at yahoo dot com

September 22, 2008 11:48 AM
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dnsvm said...

I love homemade oatmeal scotchies!

And it’s hard to resist the giant cherry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies from Great Harvest Bread Co. in Colorado.

September 22, 2008 11:52 AM
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Lindsey said...

I can’t believe you had never made those cookies before, you could have fooled me!

My favorite homemade cookie would probably be chocolate chip hazelnut.

My favorite store bought is probably those store brand sugar cookies with tons of frosting on top, the ones that fall apart as soon as you bite into them, and you have to be careful not to inhale crumbs…I hate that they always put them on the way to the checkout!

September 22, 2008 11:53 AM
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prizuhm said...

I love my homemade choc chip cookies cos I can just put anything i want inside with lots of chocolate!

double stuff oreos with milk. mmmmm.

September 22, 2008 11:54 AM
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~Q~ said...

My favorite homemade cookies – spritz cookies.

My favorite store bought cookies – Pepperidge Farm Strawberry Veronas

Thank you for hosting this giveaway and congrats on great looking cookies!

September 22, 2008 11:56 AM
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Apple said...

What’s your favorite homemade cookie?

Mine is white chocolate and cranerry cookies!

What’s your favorite store-bought cookie?

Mmmm Millies Cookies – any variety!! or my fav biscuit type cookie – OREO!

September 22, 2008 11:56 AM
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Annie said...

Oh the injustice to have to narrow it to just one of each type.

I’ll go with the cookie my Mom made the most of when I was growing up but no one seems to have heard of them: chocodiles. They’re a sofe peanut butter cookie on bottom with a not-too-sweet boiled chocolate frosting on top.

Fave store bought would be Nutter Butters.

September 22, 2008 12:00 PM
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Bree said...

My favorite homemade is chocolate chip! My favorite store bought is Milano! Yummy!

September 22, 2008 12:01 PM
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The Monkey Bugs said...

Your cookies are adorable! I’ve always wanted to try that kind of frosting.
My favorite Homemade cookie is an oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookie that we call Oatrageous cookies.
My favorite storebought cookies are those little decorated butter cookies from the bakery case in the grocery stores.

September 22, 2008 12:08 PM
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Becky said...

I’m so boring, but my favorite homemade is chocolate chip and store bought is oreos. Can’t beat a classic

September 22, 2008 12:09 PM
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suzy said...

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip with coconut!

And Oreo dipped in cold glass of milk, indulgence…..

Your cookies are wonderful!!!!

September 22, 2008 12:13 PM
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Kim said...

Homemade? Oatmeal chocolate chip.

Store bought? Ugh. I try not to buy at the store. Oreos in a pinch.

We have the best cookie bakery not far from here, and I love getting both drop and decorated sugar cookies from them! Connie’s Cookies… yum!

September 22, 2008 12:14 PM
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Home said...

fav. homemade cookies is chocolate chip cookies
fav. store cookies is kroger frosted cookies

homebakery.jeddah@gmail.com

September 22, 2008 12:14 PM
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Chris Crites said...

Your cookies look fabulous! I have been making sugar cookies for a while now and they still don’t look as good as your ‘first’ ones! My favorite homemade cookies are Paula Deen’s ‘Magnola Lace Trumpets’ which are very time consuming but very worth it! My favorite store bought-that’s a toughie because I rarely buy from the store-it’s usually from scratch. I guess I would have to say something so simple as animal crackers! Reminds me of childhood.

September 22, 2008 12:14 PM
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Jade said...

What’s your favorite homemade cookie? Chocolate chip…so original, I know.

What’s your favorite store-bought cookie?
Umm, I think it’s Nestle, but its a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie, with mini peanut butter cups on top. SO GOOD! Or are those still considered home made? ;) If so, then I’d have to go with Soft Batch chocolate chips cookies (see the theme here). :)

September 22, 2008 12:16 PM
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linda said...

My favorite homemade are “pink cookies” from my grandmas recipe. They use baking ammonia for leavening.

FAvorite store bought are windmill cookies.

September 22, 2008 12:19 PM
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DivaLicious Cakes said...

well done, u did a great job :)

fav hm cookie are melting moments with a lovely buttercream centre, mmmmmmm

fav store cookie has to be oreos.

September 22, 2008 12:21 PM
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Aidan's mom said...

beautiful cookies! my favorite homemade cookies…. it’s a tie between cranberry walnut oatmeal and chocolate chip.

favorite store bought, that really depends on my mood, but it’s usually mint oreos, or danish wedding cookies.

September 22, 2008 12:22 PM
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Jan said...

My favorite homemade cookies is oatmeal and raisin.

My favorite store bought cookies is pecan sandies by Keebler.

September 22, 2008 12:24 PM
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Anonymous said...

My favorite homemade cookie is Oatmeal Raisin.

Favorite store bought? Pepperidge Farm Mini Chessmen. Not sure why, but the minis taste better than the big ones! :)

Michele
chedette@aol.com

September 22, 2008 12:24 PM
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Stuart and Kimber said...

Fav homemade? peanut butter chocolate chip!!

Fav store bought? nutter butter, probably

September 22, 2008 12:26 PM
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Pamela said...

These look absolutely stunning to me. I’m no expert, by any means. But I think they really look spectacular.
As for cookies, my favorite homemade cookies are pretty much anything I pull out of the oven. I like all types of cookies, but I prefer them warm and soft and hopefully with some chocolate in them.
If I have cookies from the store, I’m always a sucker for the Oreo. :o)

September 22, 2008 12:26 PM
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AK said...

Favorite Homemade: Snickerdoodles

Favorites Storebought: those thick sugar cookies with the delightful icing that they sell in the deli at grocery stores. MMMMMM!!!

September 22, 2008 12:27 PM
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Yara said...

My favorite homemade cookies are Raisin oatmeal…

Store bought: definately Milano cookies!

September 22, 2008 12:29 PM
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JoyaDeeW said...

What’s your favorite homemade cookie? I still LOVE the old Toll House recipe. Cream cheese cutouts are a second fav…

What’s your favorite store-bought cookie? I love Mother’s Taffy cookies.

September 22, 2008 12:29 PM
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Lori Haynes said...

My favorite homemade cookie are my friend Sherry’s cranberry, oatmeal and white chocolate chip soft cookies. Yum!

My favorite store bought cookies are Girl Scout Thin Mints. Especially from the freezer. . .

September 22, 2008 12:30 PM
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Katherine said...

Wow! Your cookies look delish!!
My favorite home made cookie is my Husband's Double Chocolate Chocolate Cookies (a recipe that he mangled that came out even better than the original and he now bakes frequently! The batter is like fudge!)

I don't really care for store bought cookies…I used to like the Pepperidge Farm Double Chocolate Milanos but I can't seem to get them in one piece anymore. Every bag we purchased over the last year has been just big crumbs. Can't even serve them at a dinner party. So no store bought cookies anymore.

I would love to try my hand at the gorgeous decorated sugar cookies you made! I have tons of cookie cutters and 2 ready & willing helpers who turn 8 today!

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to win!!!

September 22, 2008 12:32 PM
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Meghan said...

Oh my…where to start with my favorite homemade cookie. I know I might ramble on, but seeing your latest post and the questions it reminded me of cookie making with my mom. Every Christmas my mom and I would work for hours making 6 sometimes 8 different cookies for the holiday.(There were only 4 of us that lived in this house) Some were the same every year like the Toll House Chocolate Chip or the M&M cookies while others changed from Molasses Cookies to Lemon Iced Cookies. We would store them all warm in old Charle Chip tins. Til this day I can't look at a chip tin and not think of cookies, and now around the holidays I go through the same baking rituals for the holidays.

I would have to say my favorite homemade cookies are my Mom's Chocolate Peacan Cookies

and my favorite store bought cookie would have to be Tim Tams. They are more like internet purchased cookies from Austrailia.

Thank you for the great trip down memory lane and urge to go home and bake some cookies:)

meg_trisigma@hotmail.com

September 22, 2008 12:33 PM
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itsemilysmom said...

My favorite homemade are rolled Sugar Cookies. Not my recipe…Martha Stewart’s and she hasn’t failed me yet.
My favorite store bought cookies are Oreos with a cold glass of milk.

September 22, 2008 12:34 PM
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arisa said...

my favorite home made cookie is a peanut butter cup one i make that i could eat the whole batch of. the best store bought cookie is the sugar wafer….strawberry ones. i can’t get enough of those.

September 22, 2008 12:37 PM
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Kristen said...

My favorite homemade…My Aunt makes a delicious pastry type cookie that has a cream cheese frosting.
My favorite store bought…
Mint Chocolate Covered or White Chocolate covered Oreos. They always seem to have them during the holiday season.

September 22, 2008 12:41 PM
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