How to Make Decorated Poppy Sugar Cookies

Poppy wedding sugar cookies -- poppies, bouquets, hearts, wedding gown, wedding cake cookies

I grew up in an era of Trapper Keepers, Garbage Pail Kids (Although totally taboo and a little bit naughty...EVERYONE I know had at least three collectible stickers), children running generally amok while wearing cut-off jean shorts and t-shirt rings, (who knew you could still BUY those?!) Jellies, E.T. and "improving yourself".

How To Make Decorated Full Body Unicorn Cookies

Brightly colored unicorn sugar cookies

I edited these photos while sitting at the counter in my kitchen (because that's WHAT I DO, okay? Seriously, I'm considering adding a chaise lounge and some potted palms to my kitchen because I basically live my entire life within an arm's reach of the kitchen sink. Just walking my kids to school each morning seems like a jaunt to the French Riviera some days.) My very-practically-a-grown-up-because-she-only-has-17-days-left-of-kindergarten daughter decided that she was going to make herself a toast.

Gluten Free Cookies and Flower Bouquets for Mother's Day!!

This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.

Wrapped sugar cookie flower bouquet and gluten free flour

I kind of love my CHOCOLATE COOKIE RECIPE. And judging by the number of emails and messages I get about it every week -- you guys do too! The two questions I get asked most often are:

1) How can you tell when chocolate sugar cookies are done baking? (Find the answer HERE.)

2) How do I make it gluten free? 

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Decorate Like A Pro: Expert Q&A -- Best Advice For Beginners

What do you need to know before you ever start decorating cookies? TWELVE expert decorators tell you what THEY WISH THEY HAD KNOWN!! 

Cookie decorating advice for beginners

They say that wisdom comes with experience. But they also say that you don't have to touch the fire to know that it is hot. There is so much to learn when you first start decorating cookies. It can be completely overwhelming. It's hard to know what went wrong...or what went right. Like most new skills, cookie decorating is best learned in person, in your own kitchen, and maybe with chocolate. But don't worry if you aren't lucky enough to have a best friend to get you over the beginner hurdles... you've got the Super Team!