Category Archives: fall/autumn

Charlie Brown Halloween

I’m baaaack!  I look a little break to, you know, have a baby.  I have made a lot of really great cookies, but this little boy is absolutely the best thing I have ever made. He is fat and funny and I’m just nuts about him. Read more…

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give thanks+tutorial

This year, Nate is thankful for pumpkin spice toffee sugar cookies, adapted from this recipe.  He has been eating the dough out of the freezer as fast as I can make it.  I did manage to get a few cookies out of the batch, but I’m told the uncooked dough is even tastier than the cookies. Read more…

gingerbread halloween

Maybe it’s just me, but this election year has been scarier and more haunting than the most bone-chilling Halloween ghouls.  It has been so dark and creepy that I’m opting for cute Halloween cookies this year.  I think I found the right mix of fun and adorable (and easy!) for this tutorial.  Read more…

baking season!

A few days before Halloween, Nate declared the 2015 baking season officially open.  At my house, “baking season” means that cookie-ing goes from a monthly thing to a daily thing.  It consumes my kitchen, my dining room, and most of my spare time.  To celebrate baking season (and Thanksgiving!) I made pie cookies: COOKIES THAT LOOK LIKE PIE. Read more…

Anne Shirley has a very bad temper.

I love Anne of Green Gables.  A lot.   Read more…

quoth the raven…

I couldn’t finish my Halloween cookies without at least ONE bad joke! Read more…

antique halloween

Today is my birthday.  I’m in my thirties; I don’t need to reveal how deep into my fourth decade I am, but deep enough that every birthday hurts just a little more (I mean literally; there are aches.)  What do aging aching cookiers do for their birthdays?  Cue up all the best NPR podcasts and cookie all day. Read more…

once upon a midnight dreary

I am still playing around with my new airbrush.  For my final set of 2014 Halloween cookies, I used it to create a neat antique effect.   Read more…

boo!

I have a new cookie toy!  My husband gave me an airbrush system for my birthday.  I spent the last two weeks playing with it and trying to figure it out. Read more…

cute quickie cookies

Need to make cute cookies in a hurry?  Or cookies simple enough to make with kids? Many of the cookies on this blog are time-consuming and complicated.  Some are very time-consuming.  But today I am sharing a set of cookies that I wouldn’t ordinarily post on the blog: quickie cookies.  Read more…

pie cookies

Because we need to work on the house, Nate and I will spend Thanksgiving at home in DC.  When we started working on the house back in June, we thought all of the work would be completed by August.  We did not know much about fixing houses in June. Read more…

black cats and Red Sox

My attention has been seriously divided between the World Series, home renovations, baking cookies in my new kitchen, and a pretty massive work load.  Sleep and Nate would love to make it onto that list.  Sorry, Nate.

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necessity, invention, sleep deprivation…

I work in politics, so it is difficult for me to find much time to sleep, let alone bake, during election season.  So… with less than a week to go before Thanksgiving, I finally remembered I had been assigned desserts and sweet snacks.

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