Thursday, October 30, 2014


I've found the perfect way to quickly decorate those cookies stored in the freezer that didn't get decorated and it's been so long that you probably wouldn't want to eat them. 

Take a photo of the cookie you want to decorate, load it into your computer and decorate it in Photoshop or one of the draw programs. I like MS Publisher. Virtual cookie decorating?  

I made skull cookies and drew the design for them last fall but they didn't get decorated. I started on the cookies but I didn't seem to be getting my lines fine enough and my hand wasn't steady enough. I thought about using edible marking pens but that wasn't the look I wanted. I put them in the freezer and they are still there! Then I though since they wouldn't be eaten I'd use fine point Sharpies to decorate them. But in the end I wound up doing it on the computer where I had done the original design. I've scanned a cookie cutter and colored it cookie color on the computer and then decorated it but I haven't done it on the photo of an actual cookie before. It sure makes mistakes easy to correct!

My skull cutter started out as a big circle that I already had since I hadn't found one in a shape I liked. It was pretty easy to bend it into the shape of a skull. I used this technique to make the "holes" in the skull. 

- posted by Momsu

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Nina made ghosts and pumpkins again this year but now they have noses - snuffle! Fun variation Nina!

And she gave great personality to a candy corn - with a nose! Have you ever had candy corn with peanuts? It is so good! It's the sweet and salty sensation! 

- posted by Momsu

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Sometimes the smallest detail can change everything in a cookie. I love Nina's happy ghost with googly eyes.

Here's Nina's ghost with a dots for eyes and a happy little pumpkin
 and my ghost with a spider and a "BOO!"

Little jacks with an attitude - comedy and tragedy

An x-ray of the gingerbread man for a skeleton? Not an original idea but this is my version and here's my big Nut Tree pumpkin again. 
And my first attempt at a mummy man - I want to try that again.

For more Halloween cookies click on the HALLOWEEN page at the top of this post.

- posted by Momsu