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Easter Sugar Cookies Color Palette and Icing Color Formulas

Use this icing color palette and the formulas to make icing for Easter cookies!! I used Chefmaster brand food coloring for all of these formulas.  If you're not sure what the "parts" mean, or how to use these formulas, check out THIS POST for detailed step-by-step photos!  When I make different colors with the same ratios (like the peach colors), I usually make the darkest color first. Then I add some of the darker colored icing into a bowl of fresh white icing to make a lighter version of the same icing.  See how I made the Easter cookies HERE!! See more of my color palettes and formulas HERE! 

How To Make Decorated Easter Garden Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some Easter bunny, egg, and carrot decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!! We're friends, right? Like... we go waaaaaaay back to at least March if not more, right? So I can tell you stuff and you won't judge me?  Or at least you'll only judge me silently in your head but totally agree with me out loud that sleeping in is better than running in the snow...especially in April?! Oh good!  Because I feel like I just need someone to know that I actually did laundry today.  I mean...not A LOT of laundry. And I only folded most of it. But that laundry wasn't strictly necessary until at least Thursday. And for the record friends, today is Monday. So that's a whole THREE DAYS earl--

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Treasure Color Palette and Icing Color Formulas

Use this icing color palette and the formulas to make icing for your next St. Patrick's Day shamrock treasure cookie project!!  I used Chefmaster brand food coloring for all of these formulas.  If you're not sure what the "parts" mean, or how to use these formulas, check out THIS POST for detailed step-by-step photos!  See how I made all these shamrock treasure decorated sugar cookies HERE!! See more of my color palettes and formulas HERE! 

How To Make Decorated St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some St. Patrick's Day shamrock and leprechaun treasure decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!!  Did you know that March comes after February? Like... EVERY YEAR?!?! I don't know why this continues to be a surprise to me. I mean... I LOVE making Saint Patrick's Day cookies. I start thinking about them in January. (I'm not kidding. My neighbors wish I was kidding. ) You would think that at some point I would realize that the day after February is, in fact, March.  But somehow my brain continues to think that February will never ever, ever, ever, ever, under any circumstances actually end. 

Irish Cream Green Velvet Roll-Out Sugar Cookie Recipe (No Spread and No Chill)

A non-spreading and no-chill Irish Cream Green Velvet sugar cookie recipe for St. Patrick's Day!! I kind of love holidays. Especially the ones where I don't have to work and my kids don't have to go to school. Because I'm lazy? Sure.  But also because I love when things are fun AND lazy.  We celebrate all the major holidays around here. And the "good ones" like Ice Cream For Breakfast Day (first Saturday in February) and National Pajama Day (April 16).  Fun and lazy. I told you.  St. Patrick's Day is a little bit harder for me because SOMEONE  … I'm not mentioning names (because I don't know them, not out of the goodness of my heart.)  got this great idea that parents should stay up super late after their children are asleep and instead of snuggling up with their favorite ice cream and a movie...they needed to plan devious tricks that a magical being might be executing while said children are sleeping.  These tricks will necessarily require thought

Strawberry Color Palette and Icing Color Formulas

Use this icing color palette and the formulas to make icing for your next strawberry cookie project!!  I used Chefmaster brand food coloring for all of these formulas.  If you're not sure what the "parts" mean, or how to use these formulas, check out THIS POST for detailed step-by-step photos!  Grab the recipe for strawberry roll out cookies HERE!! See more of my color palettes and formulas HERE! 

Valentine's Day Chalkboard and Lips Color Palette and Icing Color Formulas

Use this icing color palette and the formulas to make icing for your next Valentine's Day cookie project!!  I used Chefmaster brand food coloring for all of these formulas.  If you're not sure what the "parts" mean, or how to use these formulas, check out THIS POST for detailed step-by-step photos!  When I make very light or pale icing colors like the lightest pink, I mix the food coloring into a very small amount of icing (2 tablespoons) first and then use that saturated icing to color the rest of my icing. (Check out THIS POST for details.)  See how I made the decorated Valentine lip cookies HERE!! And check out the tutorial for the Valentine's Day chalkboard sugar cookies HERE! See more of my color palettes and formulas HERE! 

How To Make Decorated Valentine Chalkboard Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some fun Valentine's Day chalkboard decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!!  I know. I know. I'm barely squeezing these in here before the big day. Before the premiere love event of the year. Before all those warm and fuzzy feelings of fondness and devotion come bubbling up and out in once-in-a-lifetime display of affection. I am, of course, referring to the after Valentine's Day low priced chocolate sale coming up next Tuesday. 

How To Make Decorated Valentine Lips Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some cute kissy lips decorated sugar cookies  for Valentine's Day with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!!  My kids are still doing virtual school on Fridays. And as chaotic as you might imagine that to be with 4 kids in 3 different schools... you are probably still underestimating it. Did you know that you can velcro shredded wheat crackers?! On the positive side, my 14 year old has mastered 3D printing as a procrastination technique. And my 7 year old has her own Pinterest account. She's now in charge of making the long list of healthy foods we should try as a family but all secretly know that we never will. 

No Chill and No Spread Strawberry Roll Out Sugar Cookie Recipe

Unless you've been hanging around here for the last decade...you probably don't know that I used to live in South Korea. (And if you've been with me that long -- I LOVE YOU!!!! We're clearly meant to be best friends forever!) When I lived in South Korea, my son was about 3 years old. And he LOVED strawberries. Like, if he could only eat two foods for the rest of his life...it would have been strawberries and chocolate cereal. Unfortunately though, at the time we lived there, strawberries were REALLY expensive. They were nearly four times the price that we had been used to paying for them.  We were still a young family and honestly...didn't have a lot of extra money. But good healthy food was important to me. So we would buy a basket of strawberries every month. And my fascinatingly responsible 3 year old would ration those strawberries to make them last as long as he could.  You know what happens to strawberries after a few weeks though? ( Spoiler alert: my 3 year o