How to Make Sturdy Palm Tree Cookies by SemiSweetDesigns.com
May 10, 2017

How to Make Sturdy Palm Tree Cookies

How to Make Sturdy Palm Tree Cookies by SemiSweetDesigns.com

I love all cookies, but my relationship with palm tree cookies is more like the love-hate kind. I love how they’re the perfect “filler” cookie to include in any summer-themed set. Whether it’s a beach platter, a luau set, or a dinosaur party theme, palm tree cookies are great additions to set a tropical mood.

That being said, I still think palm tree cookies are far from perfect. Their general shape, with their long, thin trunks and branches, can make handling them a nightmare. The last time I made palm tree cookies I was lucky to get a few photos in before most of them snapped into pieces. It was frustrating to say the least.

Now that I can make my own cookie cutters, one goal I set for myself was to improve the palm tree cookie design. Here’s my interpretation of a sturdy palm tree cookie.

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How to Make T-Rex Dinosaur Cookies by SemiSweetDesigns.com
Apr 18, 2017

How to Make T-Rex Dinosaur Cookies

How to Make T-Rex Dinosaur Cookies by SemiSweetDesigns.com

Now that Easter is officially over, I like to spend the upcoming months and into summer exploring new cookie ideas. The past six months between Halloween and Easter is what I like to refer to as “prime time cookie time.” It’s a busy holiday period when a cookier’s life usually seems high-paced and often times high-stressed. However, after Easter, everything seems to go at a much slower pace, which is a nice relief. I like to use this down time to try out new designs and themes I wouldn’t have time to explore otherwise– like these dinosaur cookies.

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Cookies and Cream Cut-Out Cookies Recipe by SemiSweetDesigns.com
Apr 9, 2017

Cookies and Cream Cut-Out Cookies

Cookies and Cream Cut-Out Cookies Recipe by SemiSweetDesigns.com

I smirked as I wrote out the title of this post because it does sound a bit redundant. How else could you describe this new recipe? :) These Cookies and Cream cut-out cookies are a mash-up of 3 of my favorite things: Oreos, cream cheese, and a cut-out cookie that can hold it’s shape. They also are super delicious!

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BRP Box Shop Giveaway
Mar 20, 2017

BRP Box Shop Cookie Box Giveaway

If you’ve been following this blog, it’s no secret that I love the boxes from BRP Box Shop. As cookie decorators know, a great deal of time and effort goes into making hand-decorated treats. BRP’s high-quality packaging is the perfect cookie companion that showcases your hard work beautifully.

Over the past year, after opening up my cookie cutter shop, I’ve been designing many cookie cutter designs around BRP’s cookie boxes. It can be a struggle deciding on the right cookie cutters to fit into a wide variety of gift boxes available out there. My goal was to take out the guesswork and make cookies that would work harmoniously with specific gift boxes.

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How to Make Easter Bunny Cookies by SemiSweetDesigns.com
Mar 14, 2017

How to Make Easter Bunny Cookies

How to Make Easter Bunny Cookies by SemiSweetDesigns.com

With spring just around the corner, these Easter bunny cookies are sure to bring out your springtime spirit. Inspired more by Peter Rabbit than the Easter Bunny, I went with a general, spring seasonal design, with carrots rather than Easter eggs. However, if a more festive Easter design is your style, these Easter bunny cookies are easy to customize to fit your upcoming Easter festivities.

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How to Make Easter Chick Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs
Mar 1, 2017

How to Make Easter Chick Cookies

How to Make Easter Chick Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs

While I’m in the middle of processing all the pending cookie cutter orders, I wanted to take the time to say a quick “Thank you!” I appreciate all the support of my small business and the incredible amount of patience from everyone. I apologize for it taking over a week to get the orders out. I realized rather quickly the order queue became too long for me to handle as a solo operator. Unfortunately, I needed to shut the store down temporarily to help contain the chaos on my end. I hope to have the shop up and running again sometime next week.

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