Stained Glass Christmas Tree Cookies ~ To make your own cookie shapes, draw a simple Christmas-tree or ornament shape onto a manila folder, and cut it out. Place the cutout on rolled-out cookie dough, and cut around it with the tip of a paring knife. Alternatively, you can cut out cookies with cookie cutters (wide shapes work best). Use the knife tip to cut out the centers of the cookies.
Love Letter & Scripted Heart Cookies. These are so stinkin' cute!
jackie bear cookies
visual meringue: Have your cake and eat it too (unless I get to it first)
white heart cookie....
VANILLA BUTTERCREAM frosting (3 sticks room temp SALTED butter, 1/2 c vegetable shortening, 7-8 c sifted powdered sugar, 1/2 c milk) Whip butter/shortening together until smooth; slowly add sugar; crank up speed to med-high and whip for 1 min; add milk to liking (stiffer -- less; creamier-- more)
Blackberry Strudel Cookies
These fruity spirals are dusted with a sprinkling of powdered sugar while warm. Make the cookie recipe up to three days ahead of your next party.