Cookies, Holidays, Special Occasions

Holiday Cookies

December 21, 2016
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I’ve been on Instagram for a little while now and it’s always so nice to meet other bakers who share the same passion you do.  I am so lucky to have met Sharon who runs The Dessert Pantry and we’ve teamed up to exchange holiday cookies! Now, I was totally game to do this since Sharon makes some of the cutest sugar cookies I’ve seen! After chatting with her and trying to figure out what to do, we both decided to decorate our cookies based on our locations.    

I’m a New Yorker, yes, a born and bred city kid and Sharon lives in California. After brainstorming a few ideas, here’s what we came up with!

Sharon’s Cookies:holiday-cookies-5Festive lights and pretty snowflakes! holiday-cookies-7I mean, come on!!! How adorable is this tree?! The details were just so awesome and I really thought it would be a nice addition to include the cute little snowflake cookies in the shot too! It’s a winter wonderland!holiday-cookies-6Oh hi NYC in cookie form! I could not wrap my head around the incredible details and her creative touch on dressing up these cookies! If you look closely, there’s a hint of gold in the background for a sparkly touch. 

If you’ve ever tried to make sugar cookies, they take a longggggg time and requires a lot of patience.  You also have to make sure your icing consistency is perfect to flood the cookies and for adding decorative details.  I totally have a ton of respect for people like Sharon who are not only self taught but continue to work on their craft.  Clearly you can see all of her dedication has paid off.  These cookies are beautiful!

For my set, I wanted to stick to a beachy theme and add a few extra fun cookies! I decided to hand paint my batch since I have a thing for painting on everything.  holiday-cookies-4These are my “traditional” cookies.  Nothing too fancy but screams holiday!holiday-cookies-3Ugly Christmas sweater cookies anyone? I was totally inspired by all of the colors and patterns you find on thosesweaters! Why not turn them into ornaments!holiday-cookies-2

holiday-cookies-1This is exactly how I envision a California Christmas! Palm trees with lights and avocados with Santa hats! Naturally I had to add touches of gold to make them sparkle and these were totally my favorite out of the bunch!  I’m not a sugar cookie expert nor do I spend enough time making them but I do enjoy the process of seeing something so simple come to life.  As Sharon said it perfectly, “they are little works of art!”

I love social media for giving me a chance to meet incredible, talented people who are sharing their work that inspires others.  It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there but it’s so worth it! Sharon, you are a rockstar! Thank you for always supporting me, for sending me these delicious cookies and for being you! You’re so talented and I’m so lucky that we’ve met, on Instagram for now! I’m sure we’ll meet in person one day!

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Thanks again for everything Sharon!

xo,

Daniella

 

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