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!!!
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:
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…
Side note: I’ve learned a few random things since starting this blog and posting these pics:
I desperately need new cookie sheets – mine are looking pretty sad
My photography skills are lacking (but you get the point)
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!
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 🙂
Naked cookies = my canvas
(Nerd Alert: This is where I start getting excited!!!!)
Shout out to my beautiful sister, Courtney, for inspiring the tie-dye turkeys!
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!