So Much to be Thankful For

Cheers to my favorite holiday of the year!  What’s not to like?  Spending time with the ones we love while eating some ridiculously delicious food.  I have so much to be thankful for this past year – creating and maintaining laurenscookiejar.com is one of them!  I’ve had a passion for baking since I can remember, so creating this blog has been a lot of fun for me.

I made A LOT of Thanksgiving/Fall cookies this year.  I’m really flattered that my cookies will be on some tables (other than just my own) for this great holiday!!  I also made some for the Thanksgiving Potluck lunch at my office.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and are as fortunate as I am to be surrounded by your nearest and dearest!!!

Thanksgiving Cookies

Turkey Cookie

Maple Leaf Cookies

Acorn Cookies

Leaf Cookies

Squirrel Cookie

Happy Thanksgiving!

♥ LL

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Can you match this bedding?

This batch will look a little familiar – considering I used a picture of them as the background for this blog when it was originally launched.  I actually made these cookies a couple years ago, but they are still one of my favorite batches to date.  (I probably say that a lot.)  But these were rather unique.  A friend of mine approached me about making a custom batch of cookies for a baby shower she was attending for a coworker.

She sent me links to the bedding that the mom-to-be had registered for and asked if I could use the colors and at least one of the shapes in there as a guide.  Here are the pics I was given:

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I knew the colors would be pretty easy to match, and narrowed the shapes down to the leaf, the owl, and the frog.  I got really lucky and happened to find an owl cookie cutter that was very similar to the owl in the bedding.  I have to be honest though, I didn’t have a lot of confidence that I’d be able to make them look like the owl on those sheets.  Fingers were crossed big time on these…

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Side note:  I’ve learned a few random things since starting this blog and posting these pics:

  1. I desperately need new cookie sheets – mine are looking pretty sad
  2. My photography skills are lacking (but you get the point)
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Like I was saying – I’m a horrible photographer, but this one makes me laugh so I had to post it. I love how every owl looks he’s looking in a different direction. Kinda creepy.

Special thanks to Lindsey for the order for these cookies!

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  I will be working on Christmas cookies very soon, but I have some other ideas in the mix for this month as well.  Suggestions always welcome!

♥ LL

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

I love love love this time of year!  I love to eat, I love to cook, and obviously I LOVE to bake.  I already started listening to Christmas music yesterday.  Yep, I’m that girl.

I couldn’t wait to get home from work last night and get going on the icing of my Thanksgiving cookies.  Last year was the first year I tackled some fun designs on the turkeys and I was anxious to see if I could pull it off again.  I may or may not have spent almost 5hrs on them last night, but I made 80 cookies!  Hopefully our guests will like them  🙂

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Naked cookies = my canvas

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(Nerd Alert: This is where I start getting excited!!!!)

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Shout out to my beautiful sister, Courtney, for inspiring the tie-dye turkeys!

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Sending Thanksgiving wishes your way!!!  I hope that each of you is as fortunate as I am to be blessed with amazing family and friends that make the holidays so special, and really give us something to look forward to celebrating.  I’m SO thankful every day for the family I was given, and for the extended family I have chosen with my close friends.  You all know who you are!

Thanks again for stopping by and checking out my blog.  I hope you come back again soon!  Your comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

♥ LL