Sunday, September 5, 2010

Classy Cookies

I had a little more free time than usual this week and I decided to use that time to try to make some amazing cookies that I saw in a YouTube video.  In the process of researching brush embroidery I ran into the SweetAmbs blog and I just loved her work.  I soon found another blog that had a great tutorial:

This helped so much.  Maybe someday I will make some tutorials.  Maybe when I stop needing them myself.

On this blog there is a great video too:

Another website that really helped me was this:

So I made the cookies using this recipe from my friend's mom, they are SO GOOD!

Mrs. B’s Holiday Cookies

3 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
½ t. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
1 c. margarine or butter, softened
1 ¼ c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

Stir the 1st 4 ingredients together in a large bowl.  Cream margarine with sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla (add food coloring here).  Beat in dry ingredients till well combined.  Cover dough.  Chill 3 hours.  Divide dough in half.  Roll out 1/8’’ thick on well floured surface.  Cut with cookie cutters.  Place 2’’ apart on greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 oven 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown.

The next day I made up this royal icing to decorate.  I did buy the meringue powder and I liked it but I think next time I'll try making it with cream of tartar and egg whites.

Royal Icing

2 tablespoons meringue powder
6 tablespoons water
4 cups powdered sugar

Beat in an electric mixed, 7 to 10 minutes or until frosting can form peaks and starts to lose it's sheen.  You can add water or sugar based on how thin you need it.

I don't feel like I need to explain anymore with all the videos and other blogs about these vary cookies so here are mine:

I LOVED THESE COOKIES!!!!  The pictures dull down the colors, but the pink and blue were so beautiful with the crisp white flowers on top.  I spent a long time just looking at these before I had the guts to eat one.  I can imagine them in all sorts of colors.  My next ones will probably be a purple back ground with some cream colored flowers.  They will be beautiful and will be posted here!  Don't worry, I am currently taking orders for your next event...


  1. And they tasted so good too! I'm sad they're all gone. I can't tell you how impressed I continue to be with your skills. I emailed pics to my whole family and they all think these cookies are soooo pretty and sophisticated!

  2. hi woman! i love love your cookies and cakes! i'm thinking about doing a little something for Gabe's birthday, can I hire you please???

  3. Just looked at your blog and Ashley I am SO impressed! You can really see your progress in your cake decorating! I mean the difference in the cake for your friend turning 21 and the cookies in this post with the air brushing was amazing. Keep it up girl and if you ever need anyone to sample you know the Mailroom crew is always here to help! :) Miss yOU!

  4. Ashley, these cookies are beautiful! Oh my goodness! thanks for letting me know about this blog :)

  5. Ashley, you are AMAZING! I could hardly believe that these were real-- and to think I know the artist behind these very classy cookies.


  6. THOSE ARE AMAZING!!!! I love them!!