My sister Lindsey came down to Houston to help throw a baby shower for a friend of hers, and she asked me to make cookie favors. I made these sailboat cookies to go along with the sailboat (but not all out nautical) theme.
Here are the invites, made by my sister Lisa.
And here are the finished cookies in their cellophane bags complete with Merci! tags, also by Lisa.
I had to share these cute and kitschy cupcakes. These were kind of a pain to make. The life preservers are mini donuts, cored (very carefully) with an apple corer, covered in white candy coating to make for a smooth surface and then piped with red icing. We put a blob of frosting in the middle of the cupcake, placed the donut on top, and then frosted using a star tip around the donut.
And a start-to-finish on the cookies, Day 1 to Day 3.
Happy Halloween! I made these cookies for the trick-or-treaters at Ben’s office. I thought they would be more fun than little bags of candy, and too cute for words. I also thought they would be quick and easy. Cute, yes. Quick and easy, kinda.
This Halloween treat can be made in a day, but I spread the preparation out over 3 days.
Day 2: Brush ice cream cones with chocolate and let set.
Day 3: Assemble & decorate hats.
My original plan was to make royal icing to decorate the hats, but as the deadline approached and a stack of about 100 papers needed grading, I broke down and bought tubes of Wilton icing in orange, black, green and purple. As I completed the last hat I was very thankful that I’d made this adjustment. Sometimes you just have to take shortcuts.
The Wilton icing tubes are pretty great. You simply attach Wilton decorating tips and get creative. It’s easy to switch out tips and the colors are nice and vibrant. It’s often hard to achieve really vibrant color when you color your own icing, so this saves time and the stress of making the perfect color you’re looking for.
Witch Hat Cookies
24 chocolate sugar cookies
24 sugar ice cream cones
1 package chocolate candy coating
2 large bags M&M’s
Various icings, sprinkles, decorations, etc.
Melt chocolate coating according to package instructions.
Use a pastry brush to coat all the cones with chocolate. I found it easiest to place a few fingers in the cone to hold it while I brushed on the chocolate. Stand up on parchment paper and let set.
Fill the ice cream cone with your choice of candies. Candy corn, M&M’s, Skittles, whatever.
Use some of the frosting to pipe around the base of the ice cream cone. Top with the cookie and flip over to set.
Decorate as desired.
These are a fun treat and would make a fun party favor. Happy Halloween!