Super Teacher Cookies for Teacher Appreciation Week


Learn how to use royal icing to make decorated Super Teacher Cookies for Teacher Appreciation Week!

I need some advice from all you parents who have had more than one child. I just CAN NOT figure out how you get all of your kids in the car at the same time without one of them lying boneless on the ground sobbing endlessly because someone else "sat in their seat."

I tried assigning seats like the Type A mother that I am. It worked well until I missed the rotation day and everyone hated me. And by "everyone" I mean my oldest child who never ever ever forgets a single thing that I promise him. I'm worried this will really come back to bite me when he turns 12 and wakes up to find that he does NOT, in fact own a pony.

I tried a "first one there gets the back seat" rule...but nobody wants the backseat. So I suddenly found myself with 4 children that were entirely incapable of finding our car and climbing inside. My little Princess A actually hid under her bed so she could be the last person in the car.

Then I tried the opposite approach -- the first ones to the car got to pick their own seat. And invariably the first 2 children will choose the seats next to the door so every other child has to crawl over/around them. My little P actually tried to crawl over someone's HEAD to get to the backseat.

You guys. How in the ever-loving-world am I ever going to make it to the grocery store and back without losing my mind before even leaving my driveway??!! ***  I mean...it's no wonder I go for apples and come back with mustard and popsicles...and an electric blanket. (Who even knew you could buy one of those at a grocery store?! I love this world.)

I can't even imagine how teachers feel at the end of every school day! They really do deserve these Super Teacher Cookie Awards!! Want to make some?


1. Use a food color marker to trace a mini apple cutter in the center of the super hero cookie.
2. Use a thick black icing and a #2.5 tip to outline the edge of the cookie and the inside edges of the badge and around the apple. It's kind of tricky to explain really. I could never be a teacher. You should just look at the picture on this one. Let the black icing dry completely.
3. Fill in the apple and outside spaces with a medium consistency red icing and a #2 tip. Be careful not to overfill your black lines.
4. You can wait for the red to dry...or you can just go for it and fill in the empty spaces with yellow icing. If your icing tends to crater, place the cookies in front of a fan for the first 15 minutes. Let dry for 3-4 hours.
5. Pipe a stem with the thick black icing and #2.5 tip. Add a leaf with green icing. You can just pipe a vague leaf shape or you can use a leaf tip (I used a #352) to make the petal. Let dry and hand deliver to your favorite teacher!


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See how I made the CRAYONS and the PENCILS.


***Not a rhetorical question. Please send help.

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Free Find Friday -- Craftsy Class



Okay look, I know today is Friday. I know it's supposed to be a "Fantastic Find" kind of day...but this week's find just didn't get here in time for me to properly test it out. So...excuses, excuses...I'm just going to give something away anyway!


If you don't know - I filmed a Craftsy class last fall. It's all about thinking outside the cookie cutter. We're talking a whole 124 minutes of chatting about cookie cutters and making some fun cookie projects. The class is divided into 6 lessons.


Lesson 1 gets your brain working by taking simple shapes and seeing what you can fit inside of them. (Don't skimp on the homework! It will really change the way you look at cookie cutters!)


Lesson 2 gets a little more detailed with more complex shapes of cutters. I talk about all the different parts of a cutter and how to visualize more than just the originally intended shape by utilizing each cutter's unique angles and shapes.


In Lesson 3 we realize that sometimes a design is *almost* perfect for a cutter and I talk about using one cutter to remove portions of another cutter.


Lesson 4 turns things inside out as I talk about how to find the right cutter for a design you already have in your head. (And we make the most adorable pirate cookies EVER!!)


Lesson 5 shows you how to truly create endless cookie possibilities by combining cutters to create even more designs.



Lesson 6 puts everything together as we design, sketch, and make an entire set of circus cookies. I even talk a little bit about how to come up with design ideas for a cohesive set of cookies.


So, what do you think? Are you in? Do you want to win my class? Just click that Easy Entry button below by midnight on Friday, May 6, 2016.

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Can't wait to see if you've won? Click HERE to get 50% off my Craftsy class! And be sure to tell me in the comments below if there is a product or tool you want me to test out for Fantastic Find Fridays!

PS -- Did you know that Craftsy has almost 50 FREE MINI CLASSES? Check them out HERE.  

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Decorated Magic Lamp Cookies for an Arabian Princess Party




I took my baby to the swimming pool for the first time tonight since she became actually aware of the world. (LOVE this age by the way!!) She looked at all that water like it was a controlled substance. Which, to be fair, it kind of IS at my house. My girls have overflowed our bathtub TWICE in the last 12 months in an effort to get the temperature "just right". And even when there are only 2 inches in thing to begin with, they still manage to get most of it on the bathroom floor during mermaid exercises.

Mermaid exercises.

That's happening at my house. I don't even.... I mean....

Mermaids.

I don't even know how that happened. One minute I am raising 3 little girls that like dirt and bugs and baseball. And then without even blinking, their closets are overflowing with shoes and princess dresses and love notes they've written each other.

And I'm not really sure how the next 17 years of my life are going to turn out, but at least I'll have really clean bathroom floors and be super good at planning princess parties.


Want to see how I made these magic lamp cookies for an Arabian princess party? It was pretty much all wet-on-wet so I made you a video. You know...instead of doing my mermaid exercises. 

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