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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atullis said...

Hmmm…my favorite homemade cookie is my orange chocolate chocolate chip cookies…they are SOOO yummy!

As for the store it has to be the chocolate covered nutter butters that come at Christmastime! Oh my mouth is watering…hurry up Christmas!!!

September 22, 2008 04:32 PM
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Amanda said...

My favorite Homemade cookies are definitely Snickerdoodles big ones!!
My Favorite store bought are those sugar cookies you get with the White or pink frosting that is piled a mile high with sprinkeles!!

amandawgunderson@gmail.com

September 22, 2008 04:33 PM
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Lucrecia said...

I love to decorate sugar cookies – but to eat – peanut butter cookies all the way!

Unless I’m in a hurry – then no bake drop cookies for sure!

September 22, 2008 04:34 PM
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Lori said...

Fav homemade: Chocolate chip – slightly undercooked so they’re extra gooey. Mmmmmm.

Fav store bought: ??? No such thing. OH, unless you include those animal cookies covered in icing and sprinkles.

September 22, 2008 04:34 PM
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Tiffany said...

My favorite homemade cookie are my mom’s Russian golf balls aka Russian Teacakes. She makes them so big that the acquired this name many years ago by a family friend.

My favorite store bought cookie has to be those yummy little chocolate filled Keebler elves cookies. :)

September 22, 2008 04:34 PM
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Anonymous said...

Linda W. said My favorite homemade cookie is chocolate chip and sugar cookies.
My favorite store bought cookie
is oreos.

September 22, 2008 04:36 PM
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Kelly | Purple Lemon Designs said...

I love homemade chocolate chunk cookies with pecans…Yum!

My favorite store bought cookies have got to be Oreos!

September 22, 2008 04:36 PM
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Poulsen Family said...

M&M cookies are my favorite and oreos for store bought.

Great job on the cookies, my girls want to make some now, but I like you (before now) have always been intimidated. If I don't win I'm going to have to pick myself up one of those books!

Thanks

September 22, 2008 04:37 PM
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Savana said...

What's your favorite homemade cookie? Pumpkin & Chocolate chip cookies
What's your favorite store-bought cookie? Mint Milanos! I love these!!

email:
photosbysavana@gmail.com

September 22, 2008 04:40 PM
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Anonymous said...

Linda W. said My favorite homemade cookie is chocolate chip and sugar cookies.
My favorite store bought cookie
is oreos.

September 22, 2008 04:41 PM
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Debie said...

Those are TOO CUTE!!!

Fav. Homemade definitely have to be oatmeal butterscotch and fav storebought, hands-down, Mint Milano’s.

I absolutely love your blog (I’m just a tad bit obsessed)!!

September 22, 2008 04:42 PM
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Becky said...

I love homemade snickerdoodles.
And store bought Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies.

September 22, 2008 04:42 PM
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Jessicalovescake said...

My favorite homemade cookies are snowballs/mexican wedding cakes.

My favorite store bought have to white chocolate macadamia nut, I never make them cause I would eat the whole batch, so I love to buy just one while I’m out.

September 22, 2008 04:45 PM
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Mrs. C. Phillips said...

Hi Bakerella! :)
It’s so hard to choose favourites!

My favourite homemade cookie is a melt in your mouth chocolate chip my best friend makes.

My favourite store-bought cookie is buttery, soft shortbread cookies that can be found at Starbucks or Williams-Sonoma.

Here’s my blog:
http://mrscphillips.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

September 22, 2008 04:46 PM
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Becky said...

I’m impressed that your cookies don’t have the scrunched edges from where you try to lift them from the cutting place to put them onto the baking sheet!

My favorite homemade cookie (right now) is ginger cookies. Yum!

My favorite store bought cookie is biscotti. Double yum! (especially when they’re dipped in chocolate).

September 22, 2008 04:49 PM
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SugarBakerz, LLC said...

favorite homemade cookie is oatmeal raisin… my favorite storebought if you can consider it such is the Girl Scout Thin Mints :)

love the blog and love the new cookies. I have been wanting to tackle them for years!

September 22, 2008 04:49 PM
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Jamieanne said...

These cookies you made are gorgeous! I love the colors!

My favorite homemade cookie will always be the classic chocolate chip.

My favorite store bought cookie will always be the classic Oreos (with milk, of course).

September 22, 2008 04:52 PM
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Erin said...

Those cookies are SO SO cute! You did great. I would LOVE to win the book. I’m sure it has so many great ideas.

Favorite homemade: Oatmeal/Pecan/Choc Chip Cookies

Store bought:
Those pink and white animal cookies with the colored sprinkles. Yum.

September 22, 2008 04:54 PM
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Kristin said...

I just got finished baking 60 cookies, 4 diff types, and I’d have to say that my fav homemade are Peanut Butter cookies. They just taste better than anything from the store or even bakeries that I’ve tried. I tried out 4 diff PB cookie recipes til I found my go-to.

My fav store bought cookies are Oreos. Chocolate and the Golden. so yummy!

I am also intimidated by sugar cookies. It’s the dough. And the rolling out and cutting. I can never get them to bake uniformly either. I don’t think I roll out my dough very well. How did you combat that issue? And I’ve never made royal icing either. I understand where you are coming from. I’d love to be able to practice and make beautiful cookies for Christmas!

September 22, 2008 04:55 PM
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Katie said...

Homemade: Orange Sugar Cookies
Store Bought: Nutter Butters

September 22, 2008 04:59 PM
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jenelisebeth said...

What’s your favorite homemade cookie? shortbread cookies!

What’s your favorite store-bought cookie? those little frosted animal cookies, you know, with the little round sprinkles on some? And they are pink? I love those!

September 22, 2008 05:01 PM
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Dixie Pixie said...

Favorite Homemade Cookies: Snickerdoodles

Favorite Store Bought Cookies:
Pepperidge Farm Chunky Chocolate Chip

September 22, 2008 05:02 PM
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A said...

Homemade: Your Perfectly Peanutty ones.. made them this past weekend for soon-to-be inlaws and they were a hit!

Store-bought: the new, limited-edition oatmeal-cranberry kind they sell at Sams.

September 22, 2008 05:02 PM
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Becky said...

What’s your favorite homemade cookie?
Pretty much any cookie my dad makes…he is an amazing baker! For favorite, it is a tie, springerles (sp?) and iced cut out cookies…yummy.
What’s your favorite store-bought cookie?
I really like the Kashi Dark choc oatmeal…tasty and somewhat healthy

September 22, 2008 05:02 PM
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buttercream said...

Your cookies came out great! I remember the intimiadation as well.
Homemade- Banana chocolate chunk oatmeal
Store bought- Taffy cookies dunked in milk

September 22, 2008 05:04 PM
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Kim said...

My favorite home made cookies are chocolate chip…right out of the oven.

My favorite store bought cookies…the ring shaped ones with the fudge stripes..yum!

September 22, 2008 05:04 PM
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Jaina said...

Favorite homemade cookie: toss up between Spritz cookies and my grandma’s sugar cookies that we make at Christmas

Favorite store bought cookie: do Girl Scout cookies count?

September 22, 2008 05:08 PM
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Stephanie said...

Your blog is lovely.

My favorite homemade cookie is a chocolate chip walnut cookie made with ground oats – sublime.

My favorite store bought cookie is the chocolate Joe-Joes with the chocolate filling from Trader Joe’s.

Mmm, cookies! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

Stephanie
the.sugar.bird at gmail dot com

September 22, 2008 05:09 PM
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Dawn in CA said...

Are you kidding? Those cookies are GORGEOUS! They look like something from the most delightful bakery. The one time I tried to make rolled cookies, they kept breaking…tasted good, but looked so sad!

Favorite homemade cookie: dark chocolate chip, made with vanilla pudding mix and walnuts.

Favorite store-bought: Pillsbury sugar-cookie dough (sliced and eaten raw). ;)

September 22, 2008 05:10 PM
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Rachael said...

chip! MMM…
And for store bought, well I really like the cookies you get when flying Delta, I think you can get them in the store!

September 22, 2008 05:12 PM
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Eva said...

My favorite homemade cookie is a soft maple cookie made with sour cream. My favorite store bought cookie is a Belgian butter thin.

September 22, 2008 05:12 PM
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Rosanne said...

I love homemade oatmeal raisin cookies!

And there is a bake shop where I can get date triblies, dates between 2 oatmeal cookies, they are so yummy!

September 22, 2008 05:14 PM
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jordan said...

I love your blog, and I wish my first attempt of rolled sugar cookies had looked like yours!

My favorite homemade cookies– either snickerdoodles or ginger snaps

My favorite storebought cookies: HobNobs.

September 22, 2008 05:15 PM
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Jenn Chambers said...

Those cookies look awsome! you’re so creative!
my favorite homemade has to be my mom’s friends chocolate chip cookies
my favorite store bought has the be the classic oreo cookie!!!
yummy!

September 22, 2008 05:15 PM
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Ashlee said...

My fav. homemade cookie?? I can’t choose, I love them all! Choc. chip and sugar cookies are probably my favorite.

My fav. store bought would have to be Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies.

September 22, 2008 05:15 PM
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Ellen said...

OMG, that book looks fabulous!!!

My favorite homemade cookies would have to be chocolate chip, straight out of the oven.

And for store-bought … double-stuff Oreo. How boring is that? ;o)

Thanks for the fab contest!

September 22, 2008 05:17 PM
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Megan said...

Oh, what fun I’d have with my toddler. The kids loves cookies, and I love new ideas for making them fun. Our favorite homemade cookie if a Chocolate with White Chocolate Chip cookie (at least for now!). My favorite store bought cookie is Mother’s brand Taffy sandwich cookie, it brings back some many childhood memories with my dad.
megleavitt{at}hotmail{dot}com

September 22, 2008 05:18 PM
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Steph said...

My favorite homemade cooke? Classic chocolate chip.
My favorite store bought? Oreo’s of course!

September 22, 2008 05:19 PM
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sanna said...

my favorite homemade cookie is saffronbiscotti.
my favorite store bought cookies would be these called singoalla.

ioelora@hotmail.com

September 22, 2008 05:21 PM
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My Crazy Family said...

These are so cute. I love your page, you got me stuck on making those cake pops also and everyone who tried them loves them.
I have a few favorite favorites..Ginger snaps with pumpkin dip and Oatmeal Raisin with walnuts.
Store bought would be….Ginger snaps I guess, or fig newtons.

April824@comcast.net

September 22, 2008 05:21 PM
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torinem said...

Fave homemade is definitely chocolate chip.

As far as store bought, you can’t beat oreos…except possibly with Keebler’s Grasshoppers (kinda like thin mints).

September 22, 2008 05:22 PM
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Tiffany said...

My Favorite Homemade cookie is Chocolate chip definatley a classic! Since I don’t know how to make this one at home my favorite store bought cookie would have to be a coconut macaroon! This book looks awesome! If I’m not your lucky winner, Im going to have to run out and buy it.. THanks!!

September 22, 2008 05:25 PM
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claulilidb@gmail.com said...

My favorite homemaid cookies are my butter cookies!!

My favorite store bought cookies are Sanborns

September 22, 2008 05:25 PM
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Anonymous said...

I love big soft chewy oatmeal cookies with EVERYTHING in them! My son insists on having Trader Joe’s, Joe Joes from time to time, otherwise, I don’t buy cookies!!! danielle@bakers-cakes.com

September 22, 2008 05:26 PM
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jennifer said...

My favorite homemade cookie is sugar cookies, or maybe I like the dough best!

My favorite stroe bought cokkie is double stuff oreos. Oh how I love them!

September 22, 2008 05:27 PM
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Kris said...

My favorite homemade cookie is my cutout sugar cookies, I just don’t make them enough.

My favorite store bought cookie are double stuffed Oreos, we like to dip them in melted mint chocolate chips. YUM!

September 22, 2008 05:28 PM
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artmaniac said...

Hi Bakerella!

Favorite Homemade: Peanut Butter cookies

Favorite Store Bought: Double Stuff Oreo’s

September 22, 2008 05:29 PM
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J.S. said...

all time favorite cookie has to be my Moms pfefferneuse. A recipe I have not been able to find even though I’ve done much digging through her beloved cookbooks and cut out magazine recipes. One day I hope to find them again.

As to favorite store bought cookie, that has to be Viva Puffs! (raspberry filled please and thank you) They’re not something I would even try to make at home, although I’m sure some brave soul has tried.

September 22, 2008 05:29 PM
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the mama hood said...

My favorite homemade cookies are Zucchini Chocolate chip cookies! My favorite store bought would be grasshopper cookies or Girl Scout Samoas! YUM!

September 22, 2008 05:31 PM
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CakeEater said...

They look great! I would have never guessed you’d never done them before.

My favorite cookies period are Snickerdoodles, homemade or storebought. If I see them, I have to get them. I like the soft ones especially.
I just bought one from Marceline’s in Downtown Disney and it was not a good one – lacked that tangyness they’re supposed to have. And the sugar/cinnamon was only on the top in a little pile. Boo! Especially for a $4 cookie!

September 22, 2008 05:32 PM
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Linda C said...

Favorite homemade has to be toll-house cookies. Favorite store bought – oreos for sure – although Newman makes an alphabet cookie that tastes just like oreos without the filling (and better on the WW points scale)

September 22, 2008 05:34 PM
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Daisy Path said...

My favorite homemade cookie are pumpkin with cream cheese frosting.

My favorite store bought are Oreos!

September 22, 2008 05:35 PM
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Naho @ Scrumptious Foods said...

Hey you did a GREAT job. I cannot believe that is your first go, amazing! My favourite homemade cookie is chocolate chip. My favourite store bought are Oreos.

September 22, 2008 05:35 PM
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Sara said...

Hi, Bakerella!

Long-time reader, first-time commenter. :-)

My favorite homemade cookes would be my grandmother’s peanut butter cookes.

My favorite storebought cookies are Pepperide Farm Mint Milanos.

Fingers crossed!

September 22, 2008 05:37 PM
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verabear said...

Such cuties! This totally reminds me of the cookie press I bought last Christmas that has remained unused! Maybe I’ll try it out finally next weekend.

I would so love to win that book, but knowing my luck in draws, I wouldn’t count on it. Still, it probably would not hurt to enter? hehe.

My favorite homemade cookies are the chocolate chip oatmeal cookies me and my mom used to make. I love the smell!

Store bought? Still has to be choco chip – Chips Ahoy, but close second would be those Danish cookies in tins!

September 22, 2008 05:37 PM
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monicaa@telus.net said...

My favorite homemade cookie is sugar cookies. (yay)
Favorite storebought cookies are Gluten Free Ginger Snaps.

September 22, 2008 05:38 PM
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Dora said...

My favorite homemade cookie is a chocolate cake cookie that I use to make a yummy ice cream sandwich with.
As far as store bought, well I would have to say graham sticks. I always have them on hand ready to be dipped into sweetened cream cheese. Mmmmm

September 22, 2008 05:38 PM
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Emtifah said...

My favorite homemade have got to be the snickerdoodle. They are so good right out of the oven with some milk. Yummmm. In terms of storebought – It’s a toss up between the Pepperidge Farm’s Milanos and the apricot Veranos. Now I am hungry for cookies.

September 22, 2008 05:38 PM
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Our Little Love Bug said...

I grew up around an amish community, and they make the most wonderful homemade sugar cookies. They are by far my favorite homemade cookie.

My favorite store bought cookie is the Chips of Hoy cookies with the M & M's in them. I can eat a whole sleeve of them in one sitting!!

Your cookies look fabulous!!

September 22, 2008 05:40 PM
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jen p said...

Fav. homemade: Monster cookies
Fav. bought: Girl Scout Thin Mints

September 22, 2008 05:41 PM
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Beth E. said...

My favorite homemade cookie is “Outrageous Chocolate Chip” and my favorite store-bought cookies are Oreo.

Love your site…you did a great job with the sugar cookies!

September 22, 2008 05:41 PM
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cndymkr / jean said...

My favorite homemade cookie is the chocolate chip cookie. My favorite store bought cookie is the Reese’s Peanut Butter cookies.

September 22, 2008 05:44 PM
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Casserlys said...

Loved the beautiful flower cookies! Too cute!

My favorite homemade cookie is a tough one…I LOVE chocolate chip with pecans. Yum! But, I have a friend that has the BEST oatmeal raisin cookie…ever…and had her give it to me for my wedding gift. That is one great cookie!

My favorite store bought, probably the Oreo. ;0p

Keep up the great work.
kl.irish5@gmail.com

September 22, 2008 05:44 PM
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Wendy said...

Favorite homemade cookies are sugar cookies with cream cheese icing. My favorite store bought cookies are chocolate chip.

Thanks for the contest and your cookies look scrumptous :).

September 22, 2008 05:47 PM
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cakegirl said...

You are my inspiration to try my hand at decorated sugar cookies.My favorite homemade cookie is a milk chocolate with pecans. A very dear friend gave me the recipe.

Favorite store bought Girl Scout peanut butter oatmeal.

September 22, 2008 05:50 PM
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Amy said...

My favorite homemade cookies would have to be my chocolate dipped biscotti.

My favorite store bought ones would have to be mint Milano’s.

September 22, 2008 05:51 PM
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Jcbaron99 said...

My favorite homemade cookie is probably my mom’s ginger cookies.
Favorite store bought are the break and make chocolate chip with macademia nuts. Mmmm.

September 22, 2008 05:52 PM
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Suzanne said...

My favorite homemade cookie is one that my friend Heather makes; a pumpkin cookie with brown sugar icing on top…. yummmm

My favorite store bought cookie is the Pillsbury S’mores cookie dough (raw or baked!). Only one store in my town carries this particular dough and I’ll drive across town to get it!

–Suzanne (suaultman@hotmail.com)

September 22, 2008 05:54 PM
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Jenn said...

My fav homemade cookie is the peanutbutter blossom with the hershey kiss in the middle. My fav store bought are Milano’s.

September 22, 2008 05:55 PM
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Tjones said...

Favorite Homemade: Chocolate Chip

Store bought: Nilla Wafer

September 22, 2008 05:56 PM
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Lovesfool said...

My favorite homemade cookie has to be the pillsbury holiday cookies http://www.pillsbury.com/products/sweet-treats/Refrigerated/Pillsbury-Holiday-Cookies.htm
(which I guess are technically store bought)

My favorite store bought cookies are chewy chocolate chip by Chips Ahoy.

September 22, 2008 05:57 PM
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La Pixie said...

my favorite homemade cookies are oatmeal pecan. my mom makes the best!! (of course)

my favorite storebought cookies are Oreos.

http://chroll.blogspot.com/

September 22, 2008 06:00 PM
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Jen said...

My favorite homemade is our version of chocolate chip — it includes real butter, milk chocolate chips…yum.

Store bought — anything white chocolate macadamia nut. Another yum.

September 22, 2008 06:00 PM
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eula said...

My favorite homemade cookies are snickerdoodles! Check out my blog because I just made some (just click my name).

My favorite store-bought cookies are probably oreos. I don’t know, I like so many. Nilla wafers are great too.

September 22, 2008 06:01 PM
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Anonymous said...

My favorite homemade cookie is a sugar cookie cut out recipe I have been baking since 1964.

My favorite store bought cookie is OREOS.
janislu@msn.com

September 22, 2008 06:03 PM
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cat said...

What’s your favorite homemade cookie? Soft sugar cookies
What’s your favorite store-bought cookie? Grasshoppers

cthibodeau@gmail.com

September 22, 2008 06:04 PM
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Tucker, Jess, and Brian said...

Oh Bakerella … you never stop amazing and inspiring me! Those cookies are beautiful! I would have never, ever known those were your first homemade decorated sugar cookies if you hadn’t told me!! I am putting that book on my wish list now, since I have also always been intimidated by homemade sugar cookies and royal icing.

Oh, and to answer your questions …

My favorite homemade cookies are oatmeal cookies.

My favorite store bought cookies are those Lofthouse sugar cookies (in the bakery area of the grocery stores) … so yummy!!!

September 22, 2008 06:09 PM
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Leslie said...

Caught the show with you on Martha and I have been hooked to this site ever since! Love the photography!

My favorite homemade cookie is the classic chocolate chip cookie (mmm, so good hot out of the oven)
My favorite store bought is the E.L. double stuffed Keebler cookie!

September 22, 2008 06:09 PM
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Lori said...

I too have a cookie feddish! I have been tackling the gingerbread houses now as well.
You def. have the skill!!!!
Your blog and a few others that I follow have given me the courage to attempt my own. Maybe I will post my cookies and houses! Thanks for all you do.
I never miss a day without checking your blog.
http://www.mirrorx2.blogspot.com

September 22, 2008 06:12 PM
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radi8nmom@yahoo.com said...

Oh, cookies are my worst weakness!! My favorite homemade cookie is the Nestle Tollhouse bar recipe. YUM!!
My favorite storebought is a toss up between Nutter Butters and Milano Milk chocolate, just the regular ones no other flavors to get in the way.

September 22, 2008 06:12 PM
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Tracy said...

Ok this is really hard to choose but I would say my favorite homemade cookie must be an awesome oatmeal-chocolate chip-coconut cookie :)

Store bought- Probabaly Milano from Pepperidge Farms…

Your cookies are GORGEOUS!!! Wish I could eat them through this computer!!! :)

September 22, 2008 06:14 PM
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panda225 said...

My favorite homemade cookie is a soft sugar cookie with icing and sprinkles (similar to the ones you can buy at Walmart, but they taste SO much better!).

My favorite store bought cookie is Keebler fudge stripe. :)

September 22, 2008 06:14 PM
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obxpatti said...

Love your ideas! My favorite homemade cookie is sugar cookies that I make into watermelon cookies (they look like watermelons -so cute!). My favorite store-bought cookies are chips ahoy m&m cookies.

September 22, 2008 06:14 PM
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Crystal Chick said...

My favorite homemade cookies are "monster cookies" – a recipe we got from the Better Homes & Gardens New Junior Cookbook. You can use chocolate chips, candy pieces, whatever! They always come out delicious! (the name is in reference to their size)

Store bought – Pepperidge Farm Sausalito (milk chocolate chunk & macadamia nuts) or Oreos (especially the mint ones)

September 22, 2008 06:15 PM
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Eileen said...

Wow! Those look so beautiful. I’m also intimidated by the sugar cookie (and don’t own a rolling pin, but hey, I’m not Bakerella.)You make it look so doable.

Favorite homemade cookie? I’m partial to an oatmeal raisin.

Store bought, I like an Double Stuf Oreos (like, why on earth do they even make the “regular stuf” ones?? I don’t understand.)

September 22, 2008 06:15 PM
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Kelly said...

My fav. homemade cookie is def. chocolate chip pecan. My favorite store bought cookie are Double Stuff Oreos.

September 22, 2008 06:16 PM
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lArZ said...

my favorite homemade is definitely good ol’ chocolate chip. my favorite store-bought is probably oreos!

September 22, 2008 06:16 PM
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kelley said...

yuuum cookies!

fav homemade: paula deen’s chocolate ooey gooey cookies made with cake mix and cream cheese. (sooooo good)

fav store-bought: oreos!

September 22, 2008 06:16 PM
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Stephanie said...

Inspiring cookies!

My favorite homemade cookies are indeed sugar cookies made with powder sugar.

My favorite store bought cookies were Coffee Cream Oreos, but I can’t seem to find them anywhere! So, for now, I settle for Vanilla Oreos with Chocolate Cream.

September 22, 2008 06:18 PM
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Pam sillyakmom@yahoo.com said...

Homemade: Thumbprint cookies, not too sweet

Storebought: I don’t buy them, I only bake cookies.

Pam

September 22, 2008 06:21 PM
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Lori Allison said...

Homemade – Chocolate Chip

Store bought – Oreo or any fudge shop cookie…it’s a toss-up

September 22, 2008 06:22 PM
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Dana said...

Beautiful cookies! I’m so impressed at how perfect they look for being your first time.

September 22, 2008 06:23 PM
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MommaKiss said...

Nice job on the cookies!
My favorite homemade cookies…they’re little balls of white something (butter cookies?), covered in powdered sugar. My mom makes them every holiday season and I could eat dozens of them!

Favorite store bought…just one? :) I am always up for Grasshoppers (or GS Cookies – thin mints) – esp after popping them in the freezer!

September 22, 2008 06:24 PM
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aurora said...

Thanks for the tip on the great cookie book and for the giveaway.

Favorite homemade cookie is Shortbread and my favorite store-bought is Oreos!
john-aurora@charter.net

September 22, 2008 06:25 PM
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Dana said...

I forgot to leave my favorites.
Homemade Snickerdoodle
Store bought- the Nestle ones that are baked already and in a package in the bakery. Yum!

September 22, 2008 06:26 PM
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Linda said...

My favorite homemade cookie is my great-aunt's chocolate chip cookie recipe. It has both chocolate chips and M&M's. I bake it in a cast iron skillet.

The best store-bought cookies are Oreos. Especially at Christmas when they dip them in chocolate.

Thank you for sharing!

September 22, 2008 06:26 PM
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Lisa-Marie said...

Fav. HOmemade: My friend Tammie’s Sugar Cookie recipe. YUMMO!

Store bought: Girl Scout Samoa!

September 22, 2008 06:28 PM
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Rachel said...

Hm. Fave homemade cookie is a toffee-choc chip I make myself…MMMMmmmm

Fave storebought? Wow…Well, as in “store bought in a bakery”, I looooove linzer cookies–got addicted while living in Germany…mmmmmmm.

Fave storebought-in-a-grocery-store-from-the-cookie-aisle…these luscious maple imports from Canada–I cannot remember their name, right now, but they were shaped like maple leaves, and had just the most delightfully sumptuous maple flavor–it was “there”, without being overwhelming. A maple flavored shortbread…I only found them in one store, before I moved half way cross the US, so its not likely I will find them near my new home, unfortunately…

Great. Now I have a hankering for an enormous batch of cookies…

September 22, 2008 06:30 PM
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Anonymous said...

My fav store bought cookies are Brussels by Pepperidge Farms.

My fav homemade cookies are peanut butter cookies..

MMariano- maritelcruz@yahoo.com

September 22, 2008 06:31 PM
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Brittany said...

My favorite homemade cookies are chocolate chip. You can never go wrong with such an awesome classic.

As for store bought…this is going to sound a little weird, but don’t know of a better cookie than a Subway chocolate chip. Trust me!

September 22, 2008 06:31 PM
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