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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Hipnotiqcakes said...

My favorite homemade cookie would have to be White Chocolate Macadamia nut with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

My favorite store bought would be the circus cookies ( ya know the ones covered in frosting with sprinkles), i know i know but hey I still have a bit of kid in me and those were my favorite when I was a kid!!

September 22, 2008 06:33 PM
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Rachel said...

Oh, and I love your cookies!!!! Anyone who nit-picks any mistakes you made should be pelted with stale rock-hard cookies! Bad commenters! ;-)

September 22, 2008 06:33 PM
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Aulii said...

My favorite homemade cookie are chocolate toffee cookies and my favorite store bought cookies are oreos.

September 22, 2008 06:33 PM
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Shannon said...

Love the cookies!!! So cute.

My favorite homemade cookies are the buttercream frosted sugar cookies we make every christmas. Im now 30 and cant remember a year that I havent made them with my dad, mom amd sister. I cant wait to pass the tradition on to my son!

And for store bought i have to agree with the every popular Oreo.
Maybe dipped in chocolate!!

Shanille21@msn.com

September 22, 2008 06:35 PM
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Ly + Alan said...

My favorite homemade cookie is oatmeal chip.

my favorite store bough cookie — milano cookies – the mint ones…mmmm =)

Those cookies look great that you made!

September 22, 2008 06:36 PM
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Siimonetha said...

My favorite homemade cookie is chocolate chip cookie with oatmeal and cinnamon, sometimes instead of oatmeal I like to add some nuts… They are sooo good!!:)

I love to buy the toll house ice cream sandwich!! I LOOOOVE IT!!!

strawberry_lips12@hotmail.com

September 22, 2008 06:38 PM
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Laura said...

By far…my favorite is homeade chocolate chip cookies WITHOUT the chocolate chips WITH walnuts. i prefer walnuts to chocolate chips. SO GOOD.

September 22, 2008 06:43 PM
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Anonymous said...

My fav. homemade cookie: Peanut Butter!

My fav. store bought cookie: Chips Ahoy!!

Those were great sugar cookies!

wayfunkydancer@hotmail.com

September 22, 2008 06:46 PM
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Brent said...

Your first attempt is about 100% better than any of my attempts!

Favorite homemade cookies are peacan tassies or oatmeal scotchies.

Favorite store bought are actually girl bought…Thin Mints!

- Katie (Brent is my hubby!)

September 22, 2008 06:46 PM
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Cake Goddess said...

Your cookies are super cute!! My first try definitely did NOT turn out as well as yours. Great job!

Favorite homemade cookies: Biscotti of any kind. Yummm!!!

Store bought cookies: None. Yuck! I much prefer the homemade variety. :-)

September 22, 2008 06:47 PM
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Dandelion Momma said...

My favorite homemade cookies are Mexican Wedding cookies. Yum.

My favorite store bought cookies are Pepperidge Farm’s Bourdeaux cookies.

I wanna win that book!

September 22, 2008 06:48 PM
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Amber said...

I love those pictures of your daughter… (well I guess its your daughter I guess I don’t really know for sure)… they are precious and she is beautiful! But anyway my FAVORITE favorite homemade cookies are pumpkin-chocolate chip… my step-mom always make them on the holidays! And my favorite store bought is the classic Pillsbury chocolate chip! Me and my husband actually just made some halloween ones last night… they had orange chocolate chips! YUM!

September 22, 2008 06:49 PM
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Deanna said...

My favourite homemade cookie is any type of chocolate chip cookies baked with a variety of different types of ‘chips’! White chocolate, peanut butter, cinnamon etc… Mix them all together, and you have the best cookies ever!

My favourite store bought cookies are Peek Freans Lifestyle Lime Coconut Cookies!! Refreshing and delicious!

September 22, 2008 06:50 PM
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The Reids said...

My favorite homemade is gooey chocolate cookies and favorite storebought is the chocolate peanut butter no bakes in the deli section at Kroger.

September 22, 2008 06:54 PM
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Hailey & Drew said...

I LOVE homemade peanut butter chocolate chip cookes right out of the oven with a cold glass of milk. OR soft and chewy snickerdoodles (also with milk).

Store bought…I have to go with several other peoples comments. My husband and I have a guilty pleasure for oreos. I don’t know if girl scout cookies count but can’t go wrong with samoas and thin mints as well.

haileyscarbrough@gmail.com

September 22, 2008 06:55 PM
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Liz said...

Wow! Your cookies turned out so pretty!

What’s your favorite homemade cookie? I’d say chocolate chip :)

What’s your favorite store-bought cookie? Oreos!

September 22, 2008 06:56 PM
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ssmc1024 said...

Ahhh…coookies! My favorite homemade cookie is an almond sugar cookie that my aunt always made only at Christmas time (she always hid some for me, because I could never get enough!). I finally got her recipe and make them year round myself as I live in another state. As far as store bought, I guess I’d have to say good ol’ Oreos…with lots of milk to wash them down!

Thanks for all the inspiration! I think I’ll try making some decorated sugar cookies next weekend. I work at the library, so I have lots of people to help me ‘test’ recipes! :)

Stephanie

September 22, 2008 06:58 PM
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The Novas said...

So Cute!
My favorite homemade are these butter cookies called Spitzboobens…so much work we only make them once each year.
Favorite store bought would definitely be Sunshine(?) Lemon Coolers, which I can’t find in my area anymore… :(

September 22, 2008 06:58 PM
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fribbles said...

Favorite homemade cookie, oatmeal butterscotch.

Favorite storebought cookies…mm, Grandma’s Animal Cookies, in white and pink with sprinkles!

[crosses fingers] I hope I win!

September 22, 2008 06:59 PM
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Angela said...

Love the flower power cookies!

My fav homemade cookie would have to be butter cookies with coloured icing. My fav store bought are Costco's M&M chocolate chip, which gets a store taste test before we make it to the cash!)

September 22, 2008 07:02 PM
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Jessica said...

Cookies are beautiful!
Fav store bought-Oreo
Homemeade-Peanut Butter

September 22, 2008 07:04 PM
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Erin Sutton said...

What’s your favorite homemade cookie? Peanut Butter

What’s your favorite store-bought cookie? Double Stuffed Oreos.

September 22, 2008 07:04 PM
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Anonymous said...

fav. homemade is oatmeal raisin with choc chips
fav. storebought–gotta be oreos!

September 22, 2008 07:07 PM
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Diane Du. said...

My favorite homemade cookies are the Nestle Toll House recipe without the chocolate chips! I was never a big fan of solid chocolate when I was a kid (go figure) so my mother would make two batches — one with chips and one without. Still my favorite — especially when my mother makes them!

My favorite store bought cookies are the frosted oatmeal. My grandmother was a diabetic so she didn’t bake much but she always had these in the cookie jar for me.

September 22, 2008 07:08 PM
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Christie said...

My favorite homemade cookie is oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chip.

My favorite store bought cookie is the Lofthouse sugar cookies with yellow frosting!

hulsplace.blogspot.com

September 22, 2008 07:08 PM
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Melinda said...

You did such a great job!

Favorite homemade cookie is chocolate chip cookies

Favorite store bought are Pecan Sandies & Double Stuffed Oreos

winna4295@yahoo.com

September 22, 2008 07:10 PM
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Katie-Did said...

My favorite homemade cookies are my mother’s ginger cookies. They are soft and warm and spicy and mmm…

My favorite store bought cookies are chocolate creme Oreos. The only possible way to make an Oreo better is to fill ‘em with chocolate.

September 22, 2008 07:17 PM
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Marie * Dan * Madison said...

Favorite homemade cookies are oatmeal chocolate chip with ground up oatmeal so there aren’t any flakes. Plus kids can’t tell they have oatmeal!

Favorite store bought cookies are those fluffy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies in the deli section or oreos!

September 22, 2008 07:17 PM
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Beta said...

My favorite homemade cookies are the chocolate chip ones baked by my american host mother when I was an exchange student in the US about ten years ago. Those are the cookies that made me fall in love with baking and bring a little bit from this passion americans have for it all the way to Brazil.

My favorite store bought cookies are the Starbucks cookies, since those are the closest I can get to the real home baked ones.:)

I always visit your website trying to get tips to improve my baking skills and I find it very very useful! Congratulations!

September 22, 2008 07:18 PM
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I am Amanda, I am the Queen Bee said...

Fav. homemade– sugar cookies w/butter and powdered sugar frosting. Hands down!

Fav. store bought– Hmmm, probably oreos (or choc. chip from Paradise Bakery).

I need this book– we make sugar cookies each year for our boys’ birthday parties and they taste great, but I need help in the decorating dept. Thanks!

September 22, 2008 07:19 PM
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Sara said...

I love homemade peanut butter cookies and Martha’s Outrageous Chocolate cookies. But when I’m out to buy, Oreos or if I’m feeling gourmet, almond paste from the bakery. :)

September 22, 2008 07:20 PM
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Bri said...

My favorite homemade cookie is my mom’s frosted sugar cookies. They’re thick and yummy. My favorite store bought cookie has got to be grocery store peanut butter cookies. They always seem to get them perfectly chewy.

September 22, 2008 07:24 PM
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Anonymous said...

Bakarella,

You did an outstanding job as usual. Anything you touch, turns to sugar!

I love the book; great ideas!

September 22, 2008 07:25 PM
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Atticelf said...

I think they look fantastic! I’ve been too chicken to try those types, too. But if I win the book…. :)

Fave homemade: chocolate chip. One of the ultimate comfort foods.

Fave storebought: Twix. I can’t find them here, but I LOVE them.

Julie jjumpup2@comcast.net

September 22, 2008 07:26 PM
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Rebecca Wood said...

Fav Homemade Cookies:
Choc cookies with Reeses pieces in them. I think the recipe is on the bag of pieces in the baking aisle. Been a long time since I made them …since I eat them all!

Fav Store Bought Cookies: Choc. Chip from Safeway…

and yes I eat all of those too!

September 22, 2008 07:31 PM
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Dawn said...

I do not own a rolling pin either (and I bake all the time) and I have been afraid to attempt making sugar cookies for the EXACT same reasons. Yours look like pro. :)

My fave homemade cookies are red, white and blue cookies (dried blueberries, cranberries, and white choc chips).

My fave store bought cookies are Milanos.

sulkygrrl (at) gmail (dot) com

September 22, 2008 07:33 PM
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christa lee* said...

homemade: oatmeal chocolate chip
storebought: tie between Oreos and Lorna Doon

Thanks! that book looks fabulous!

September 22, 2008 07:34 PM
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Country Cupcake said...

My favorite homemade cookies are chocolate snickerdoodles.

My favorite store bought cookies are oreos.

September 22, 2008 07:34 PM
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Sharon said...

Favorite homemade cookie- chewy chocolate chip
Favorite store bought- Pecan sandies

Your cookies are so pretty – love the decorative icing!! You’ve inspired me to go into the kitchen and bake some of my own!

September 22, 2008 07:36 PM
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stout family said...

Homemade: choc chip coconut!

store bought: milano double choc!

ashleydstout at gmail dot com

September 22, 2008 07:40 PM
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Me said...

My favorite homemade cookie is the peanut butter Snickers surprise cookies I make every Christmas – peanut butter cookies wrapped around a Snickers mini.

My favorite store bought are the Kashi Oatmeal Dark Chocolate cookies.

September 22, 2008 07:42 PM
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Nicole said...

I’m another one voting for Oreos as the storeboughts :D… but homemade.. gotta love oatmeal raisin with walnuts… YUMMMY!!!

And hey, cut YOURSELF some slack.. those are awesome for a first try!! You should have seen my first ones… BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

September 22, 2008 07:44 PM
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naiad-kitty said...

Those are beautiful cookies! I’m intimidated by sugar cookies, too, so I’d love that book! My favorite homemade cookies are gingersnaps (no decorating needed!), and my favorite storebought ones are, dare I say, Little Debbie Oatmeal Pies. Such a horrible indulgance!

September 22, 2008 07:45 PM
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Tonya said...

I’m a purist…My favorite homemade cookies are plain old milk chocolate chip. No nuts, oatmeal, and DEFINATELY no raisins! Chewy not crispy.

Favorite store bought cookies would have to be Oreos…with a glass of cold milk to dunk them in!

September 22, 2008 07:46 PM
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Aunt LoLo said...

Favorite homemade…got to be Karen Palmer’s Sugar Cookies (really…they’re killer. If you’re feeling up for it, shoot me an e-mail and I’ll send you the recipe)

Favorite storebought – I’m a sucker for those huge, soft sugar cookies, covered in neon icing. y.u.m.m.y!

September 22, 2008 07:46 PM
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Nichole said...

I Love your blog!!!

My favorite homemade cookie is my moms sour cream sugar cookies!!! We make them every holiday and they are soooo good!!!

My fav store bought would probably have to be Milano cookies!!!

sobegirl86@hotmail.com

September 22, 2008 07:47 PM
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Caroline said...

My favorite store bought dough is sugar cookie dough, I haven’t really found a good homemade sugar cookie.

My favorite cookie recipe is the Chocolate chip cookie recipe on the back of the Hershey’s chocolate chips bag.

caroline (at) tcsaf (dot) com

September 22, 2008 07:47 PM
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Nicole said...

Those cookies are gorgeous!!! I would never have guessed that you haven’t been doing this for years!

My favorite homemade cookies are Halloween sugar cookies decorated with cream cheese frosting.

My favorite store-bought cookies are Mother’s Circus Animal Cookies. :-)

September 22, 2008 07:51 PM
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Kim said...

What’s your favorite homemade cookie?
Oatmeal hands down!

What’s your favorite store-bought cookie?
Chips Ahoy cookies with the rainbow candies in them…can’t stop at just one!

September 22, 2008 07:52 PM
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Carrie said...

Your cookies look fantastic! I want to eat one too.

My favorite home made cookie – Classic Chocolate Chip

Favorite store bought – Chips A hoy. I know… original, eh?

September 22, 2008 07:53 PM
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The Armstrong Family said...

My favorite homeade cookie is definitely a good sugar cookie!

…and you can’t beat the grocery store bakery’s No Bake cookies with PB, chocolate, and oatmeal. Yummy!

sally.m.armstrong@gmail.com

September 22, 2008 07:56 PM
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Jennifer said...

My favorite homemade is the chocolate chip.

My favorite store bought is the double stuff oreo.

September 22, 2008 07:58 PM
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amnah said...

Your cookies are beautiful!

My fave homemade: oatmeal raisin.

My fave store bought: Girl Scout Samoas (that’s considered store bought, right?)

September 22, 2008 08:00 PM
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jrbaker24 said...

My favorite homemade cookies are Triple Chocolate Cherry cookies, made with cocoa, chocolate chunks, white chocolate chips, and dried cherries. YUM!

My favorite storebought cookies are Back to Nature’s Peanut Butter sandwich cookies.

September 22, 2008 08:02 PM
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Anonymous said...

My favorite kind of homemade cookies are Snickerdoodles!

My favorite store bought cookie (or bought from an organization)is Thin Mints sold by the Girl Scouts. I could eat a whole roll of those in one sitting!

meagan farber
meaganfarber@gmail.com

September 22, 2008 08:04 PM
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ETAR said...

For homemade, it’s always gingerbread – get a bunch of friends together, have a decorating party. Loads of fun.

Store bought? Definitely oreos. yum!

September 22, 2008 08:06 PM
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Shannon said...

My favorite homemade cookies are definitely chocolate chip, warm out of the oven. They’re best warm, but if you eat them cooled, they must be dunked in milk.

My favorite store bought cookies are those butter sugar cookies you get at the gas station (I swear, I can only find them at gas stations and hospital gift shops, of all places). They’re pure butter and have a thick pink frosting on them, with sprinkles. I can feel my arteries clogging every time I eat one, but they’re still so good!

September 22, 2008 08:08 PM
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Amber said...

Holy. Smokes. After only one day since I first saw this, and I’m comment #663?! haha, great work!

My favourite homemade cookie is a super soft and chewy gingerbread.

Store-bought choice is always the cut and bake Pillsbury sugar cookies :)

September 22, 2008 08:08 PM
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Benson & Sarah Garner said...

My favorite homemade cookies are either oatmeal, pecan chocolate chip or my grandmas cream cheese cookies (that she only makes at christmas to my dismay)
and my favorite store bought cookie has to be the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies from Fry’s – so so good.

September 22, 2008 08:10 PM
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Karilyn said...

I love to make sugar cookies with 1/2 wheat flour and 1/2 white flour, so I don’t feel as guilty when I eat them all. Only 1/2 guilty ;). My favorite store bought cookie has to be Granny B’s Pink Frosted Sugar Cookie– D…licious

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

Favorite homemade cookies are chocolate chip!
Favorite store bought are these iced sugar cookies from this bakery where my SIL lives! She is sweet and brings them to us when she is coming our way!

September 22, 2008 08:12 PM
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Tiffany Evitt said...

GORGEOUS cookies! Congrats! You did a wonderful job decorating them!!

Fave homemade cookie: chocolate chip – love the dough and the baked cookies!!

Fave store-bought: Pepperidge Farm’s Entertainment pack. Yum!!

September 22, 2008 08:12 PM
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Defa's said...

I love homemade oreos.
My favorite store bought is chunky chips ahoy.

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

My favorite homemade cookie has to be 7 layer. I make these around the holidays and I get rave and beggars who beg me for more, more, more! I will post recipe when it’s closer to the holidays, but anyway my favorite storebought cookie would be the Little Debbie gingerbread men! I snatch them up the minute they get into the stores (which is only around Christmas time) The kids love them especially with hot cocoa in the winter! Love your stuff, take care, ciao bella!

September 22, 2008 08:19 PM
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AFJ said...

My favorite homemade are Betty Crocker’s Chocolate Chip Cookie. Followed closely by peanut butter blossoms with a hersheys kiss in the center.
Hmmm…store bought? I guess Nutter Butters….(I don’t typically buy cookies..unless they come in ice-cream!
gakbjwj@gmail.com

September 22, 2008 08:21 PM
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Vanessa Contessa said...

Gorgeous! I also have never attempted the homemade sugar cookie–it’s way too daunting.

Favorite homemade cookie: oatmeal chocolate chip
Favorite store cookie: The oreo (of course!)

September 22, 2008 08:23 PM
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Artsy Aut said...

I love my homemade ginger molasses cookies, they stay soft and they are so good. My mom won blue ribbon in the county fair for the recipe!

September 22, 2008 08:23 PM
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Lindsay Hawkins said...

Q.) What’s your favorite homemade cookie?

A.) My favorite cookies are your recipe for the peanut butter cookies dipped in chocolate and dipped in chopped peanuts!!! Thanks so much! Everyone loves them, I gave you credit though! :)

Q.) What’s your favorite store-bought cookie?

A.) Well, I am from Fresno, California and theres this place called “Hungry Bear Cookies.” It’s a very charming little place and they have WONDERFUL cookies!( I am always in search a great one!) This place is great! I love their chocolate chip especially! I hope I win!! :D
-Lindsay

September 22, 2008 08:26 PM
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2boys+mom said...

Mmmm…..Cookies. My favorite homemade is the ole classic – chocolate chip. Store bought would have to be Pepperidge Farms Milanos.

September 22, 2008 08:28 PM
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Jaime said...

Chocolate chip cookies (with little chocolate chips)

Cold Mint Milanos

jomamaj77@hotmail.com

September 22, 2008 08:29 PM
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The Belka's said...

My favorite homemade cookies are my mom’s chocolate chip cookies. Yum
My favorite store bought cookies are pepperidge farm mint milano cookies. I love those things.

September 22, 2008 08:33 PM
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SouthAsiaRocks said...

My favorite Homemade cookie:
Oatmeal (no raisins or cinnamon)

My favorite “store bought” cookie:
Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies (with Samoas being a very close second)

September 22, 2008 08:34 PM
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sekzicutie@hotmail.com said...

What's your favorite homemade cookie?

-My Great Aunt's snickerdoodles were the best, she had a way of baking love into everything she made! I will always miss her, and I still try to recreate her snickerdoodle, but I know its HER recipe. So I need to find my own cookie! I hopefully the book can help me find it! :)

What's your favorite store-bought cookie?
- It's a tie between Pepperidge Farms Chunky Chocolate Chip & E.L. Fudge sandwhich cookies by Keebler!

September 22, 2008 08:35 PM
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Otter said...

Well I thing you did a great job!! So cute, and a big thumbs up from your neice!! Cute! My favorite homemade cookies are my Dad’s snickerdoodles. Store bought…any break and bake choc. chip…most of the time they don’t make it to the oven…oops!

September 22, 2008 08:38 PM
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LindsayHawkins said...

I’m not sure how to post it any other way but…
I forgot to post my email address! its: VNSOCAL9@yahoo.com
Thank you!
-Lindsay

September 22, 2008 08:38 PM
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Jane said...

Ohhh… yet another Bakerella give away. Yipee :)
Your cookies look so delicious by the way.

My favorite homemade are: Peanut butter kiss cookies.
Store bought: Molasses with a coffee from Starbucks!

jmhaske@hotmail.com

September 22, 2008 08:42 PM
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Ceci said...

My favorite home made cookie is peanut butter with white and dark chocolate chips.
And store bought EL Fudge from keebler

September 22, 2008 08:42 PM
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Anonymous said...

my favorite homemade cookies would be chocolate chip and favorite store bought is soft batch cookies heat in microwave for about 10 second. yum!

thao_chuyen@hotmail.com

September 22, 2008 08:42 PM
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Carrie Me! said...

Your cookies are fab!! And I am in love with those teddy bears, beautiful =)

My favorite homemade cookies is the Neiman Marcus recipe that floats around on the web. I love to make those, oats, chips, nuts, candy bar, sooo yummy!!!

I guess my fave store bought would be the frosted animal crackers with sprinkles, can’t always find them tho-. They are so pink and colorful, very cheery.

September 22, 2008 08:45 PM
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Sarah said...

your cookies came out so perfect!

my fave homemade cookie is peanut butter cookies

storebought is choco chip.

September 22, 2008 08:49 PM
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Amy said...

Not too shabby? Those are spectacularly gorgeous cookies! If that book can make me able to make those cookies well then please give it to me!

My favorite homemade cookies are snickerdoodles.

Store bought — probably those Keebler fudge stripes you can wear on all your fingers. YUM!

September 22, 2008 08:49 PM
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Becky said...

I have tried the very intidimating sugar cookie decorating and inevitably fail every time! Yours look so yummy and professional!!

My favorite cookie is Mrs. Fields chocolate chip.

My favorite store bought cookies are oreos.

September 22, 2008 08:50 PM
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Maru said...

My favorite homemade cookies are chewy oatmeal cookies.

And store bought cookies are Tim Tams.

September 22, 2008 08:51 PM
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Stina said...

Home-made: Oatmeal w/walnuts

Store bought: Circus Animals, Nutter butter and Oreo’s. I have a problem. I know. lol.

Love the blog!!

September 22, 2008 08:56 PM
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TaraB said...

My favorite homemade cookie is Rolo Cookies – YUMMY!!

My Favorite store bought cookie is anything by Lofthouse.

September 22, 2008 08:57 PM
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Alice said...

My favorite homemade cookies are chocolate chip & my favorite store bought cookies are Knotts Berry Farm Raspberry Shortbread cookies!

Good work on the cookies! They look fab! I was planning on doing the cookies w/ royal icing during the holidays. It will be my first time too. I hope they turn out as good as yours!

September 22, 2008 08:59 PM
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Meredith said...

I’m SO glad that you did this post…I’m getting that book for my mother for Christmas – she loves to bake with my daughter and we are always trying to figure out how they decorate those sugar cookies so cute! Thanks!

My Favorite Homemade Cookie: Devils Food Cookies

My Favorite Store Bought Cookies:
Those soft cake cookies in the bakery’s of grocery stores with the icing with sprinkles

Don’t guess you have a recipe for those tucked away somewhere do you?

September 22, 2008 09:04 PM
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Cat said...

I can’t reist chocolate chip cookies hot outta the oven. Store boughts arechippers from PB!!yumm

September 22, 2008 09:05 PM
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The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

My favorite homemade cookies are either my chocolate chip cookies or the Chocolate Chunkers from Dorie’s recipe.

My favorite store bought would probably be Milanos–although if bakery cookies count, Crumbs black and white buttercream cookies would be my favorite.

September 22, 2008 09:08 PM
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MaierHousehold said...

My favorite Homemade cookie…definitely my sugar cookies w/homemade buttercream icing.

Favorite store bought cookies..OREOS! Hands down!

September 22, 2008 09:11 PM
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Janae said...

What’s your favorite homemade cookie? Definitely peanut butter and chocolate chip. Can’t go wrong with those two ingredients.

What’s your favorite store-bought cookie? Subway’s macadamia nut cookie, or if those don’t count as storebought, Keebler’s Grasshopper cookies.

September 22, 2008 09:14 PM
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Shannon @ Some Fine Taters said...

Favorite homemade: chocolate chip oatmeal.

Favorite store bought: snickerdoodles from the Mennonite store in the middle of nowhere. I dunno if they really count as store bought, though!

September 22, 2008 09:16 PM
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rjurevich said...

Peanut Butter Blossoms for homemade and Nutter Butters for store bought.

September 22, 2008 09:17 PM
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Jenny said...

My favorite homemade would have to be chocolate chip.

My favorite store-bought would be Oreos!

September 22, 2008 09:18 PM
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Tara Wallace said...

Thanks for posting about these! I have decided to make sugar cookies for favors for my wedding and this will save me a TON of trouble!

My favorite homemade cookie is chocolate chip. Especially if you take them right out of the oven and put ice cream on top! Pazookie’s!
My favorite store bought cookies are the ones that you can get from most grocery store bakeries. The sugar cookies with really light fluffy icing on top!

September 22, 2008 09:22 PM
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madenmississippi said...

homemade favorite is prune nut -
(dense, sweet soft cookie w/pecans)50 some odd year old family pass down recipe.

i love the 99 cent/walmart brand of the old fashioned iced oatmeal

September 22, 2008 09:27 PM
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Katie said...

Your cookies are so cute!!!

My favorite homemade cookies are key lime white chocolate chip.

My favorite storebought cookies are those soft sugar ones they have at walmart with really thick icing.

September 22, 2008 09:27 PM
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jackieo said...

I love your cookies. Like you I’m totally afraid of doing it, but maybe the book will help. Even if I don’t win it I’ll probably buy it.

My favorite homemade cookies are my oatmeal made with quaker oats

My favorite store bought are Malomars. YUM!!!

September 22, 2008 09:32 PM
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Sharon said...

My favorite homemade are oatmeal raisin. Favorite storebought are Carol’s Cookies – any flavor. They’re huge!

September 22, 2008 09:33 PM
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Victoria said...

my favorite homemade cookie are sugar cookies! and my favorite store bought cookies are the white chocolate macadamia cookies!

vickyhoang11@yahoo.com

September 22, 2008 09:34 PM
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