Christmas Cookies and a Cutter Giveaway
I can’t believe we are just a couple of days away from Christmas. This year blew by in a flash. We have packaged up the last of our Christmas cookies today and we are finally on vacation for a week. It’s been an amazing year. We have been a part of so many special occasions and celebrations. I wanted to share a few of our favorite sets of Christmas cookies that we created this year and one special winner will be the new owner of an awesome set of cookie cutters designed by Cakes by Ximena.
This Christmas I decided it was time to get over some of my cookie making fears. I am truly bad at having to create people and animals. I am so thankful for the reindeer tutorial Krista, from Cookies with Character, created for a guest post over at Sweet Sugarbelle’s. I started seeing the cutest reindeer pop up all over social media sites. Normally my animals come out looking like some GMO experiment gone wrong. I have now come to grips that if it is supposed to look realistic it’s not my kind of cookie. One of my friends called my reindeer a Mooseer a couple of years ago!I decided to let go of my animal cookie making fears and give this funky reindeer a try for some of our Christmas cookies. I am officially in love with our new fun reindeer which I am sure is going to become a classic.
The other cookies that I try to stay away from are people. I have never created an elf, nor have I ever wanted to. But then Klickitat Street created the cutest cutters. I took a deep breath and said let’s give this a try. Well, I shouldn’t really say us. I gave these cookies to my awesome assistant, Hayley to create. Doesn’t she do an awesome job? I love her artistic ability. She is one of those natural artists. I, on the other hand, am one of those “wannabe” artists. I have to work really hard at it.
This set has to be one of my favorite stories. A mom emails me a week before Christmas, and asks if there is any way that she could order a cookie set? Her daughter has asked for cookies for Christmas. We were completely booked, but how could I say no? Most little girls are asking for Barbies or dollhouses but not Isabella. She wanted Christmas cookies.
The other fun set we were able to create, was for Amaya. She is Juju’s Tutus sweet daughter, who if you are reading this my husband is still waiting for his “pirate tutu”. If you are in need of an amazing tutu for your little girl you must pop over and see Julie’s Facebook page. For her sixth birthday she had a Disney Nutcracker themed birthday tea. Take a moment to pop over to KSL photography to see the beautiful party.
Last but not least, it is time for the giveaway. I love these Helvetica cutters from Cakes by Ximena. If you are still hunting for a gingerbread cookie recipe, you should pop over to our post from Thanksgiving, where I share our Spicy Orange Gingerbread recipe. Every time I post a picture using these cutters I get a ton of requests of where they can be found. Well one lucky winner will get one this Christmas along with a dozen salted butterscotch cookies.
I want to say thank you to all who take time to read my blog and follow us on the various social media sites. I have had so much fun interacting with you and getting to know some of you. I hope you have a very merry Christmas with your families. Good Luck!