Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Cookie Bouquets 2009



Round one of sugar cookie baking, decorating, packaging and giving was completed this past week. Looking back at last year's cookies proves the old theory true, "everything gets better with practice". Last Christmas was my first attempt with royal icing and sugar cookies and while they turned out pretty cute and were appreciated by all who received one, I am much more pleased with this year's version. Plus, I had WAY more fun planning and decorating these cute little goodies!

 The gingerbread house was the "centerpiece" of each of the bouquets. I loved the simplicity of the gingerbread boy and girl. Cute!!
 
 These three turned out to be my favorites of the bunch. I was so incredibly pleased with Santa and wanted to curl up and snuggle with Frosty!


The holly on the stocking was such a sweet addition. The peppermint candy and candy cane went perfectly with the gingerbread house.

The entire batch of 76 cookies that were completed very "early" in the morning. Some were for gifts and THANKFULLY there were several orders in there too which made the lack of sleep worthwhile. :)

From the heart of my kitchen to yours, may your experience be fun and the food always flavorful. Enjoy!

13 comments:

Jeanette said...

Oh so beautiful. I could not bear to eat them. Merry Christmas.

AshKuku said...

I would love to receive that bouquet...... It is simply lovely & yummy too.....

And I loved the look of your space too..... Very much festive....

Happy Celebrations!!!!!

Love,

Ash.....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

cookies and cups said...

Beautiful cookies!
That's a lot of decorating~ I feel your pain on these!

Ingrid said...

They're lovely. I really wish I had the patience for cookie making and decorating.

Christy, I hope you and your family have a joyful, blessed, and food filled Christmas! :)
~ingrid

Krista said...

What gorgeous cookies! Your decorating is just perfect. I want to make cookie bouquets now! Maybe I'll do Easter...

Merry Christmas!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

You did an amazing job with these! I give you so much credit--I just tried the royal icing deal and I am not too fond of it! Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh these are so very very beautiful. Happy Holidays to you.

teresa said...

absolutely adorable, methinks i'll attempt something like this next year!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hi! How pretty!!!

Flourchild said...

Wow that's a lot of cookies on a stick, how fun. I love cookie baskets!

Jeanette said...

Just thought I would let you know.
We are having a just because giveaway
$50 gift certificate.
No need to folllow or twiiter, or blog, just say what you think you might like and leave a comment.

http://gafoodies.blogspot.com/

dd said...

過去的事早已消失,未來的事更渺不可知,只有現在是真實的........................................

kanishk said...

I really wish I had the patience for cookie making and decorating.

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