Decorated Easter Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs
Feb 12, 2017

Decorated Easter Cookies and Cutters

As the winter temperatures slowly rise, I’m hoping spring weather is just around the corner. Although, Mother Nature can been pretty unpredictable. Here’s hoping the current run of nice, sunny days in southern California holds true for just a little while longer.

One thing that will always get me into the spring state-of-mind is decorating Easter cookies. Just like I did for my Christmas cookie cutter options last year, I wanted to provide Easter cookie cutter designs in the shop early. This way, you could get a head start planning your own Easter cookie options. Luckily, Easter is later this year (April 16th), leaving us with plenty of time to prepare.

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How to Make Valentine Bumble Bee Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs
Feb 1, 2017

How to Make Valentine Bumble Bee Cookies

“Would you bee mine, Valentine?” That pun has been a Valentine’s Day classic for as long as I can remember. Thinking back to 2nd grade (circa 1989), I remember having a blast with one art class assignment. It was of a paper bumble bee carrying a heart that we had to glue-stick together. Now the more I think about it, it was kind of lame. However, my seven-year-old self thought it was (in 80s terms) like totally rad.

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Valentine Cookie Ideas by Semi Sweet Designs
Jan 22, 2017

Valentine Cookie Ideas with Existing Cutters

As January slowly comes to an end, it might be a little late to come up with more Valentine cookie cutter options. However, it’s never too late to repurpose existing cookie cutters! Maybe you might already have a few of these cutters from the past year. Before I move on to the next holiday (Speaking of which, don’t you wish time would slow down just a little, especially on the weekends?), I wanted to squeeze in just a few more Valentine cookie ideas for you to try. Here are some fun and easy Valentine-themed gifts you can whip up using a few of my existing cookie cutters.

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How to Make Elephant Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs
Jan 17, 2017

How to Make Elephant Cookies

It’s always nice when you can use a cookie cutter for multiple designs. Not only does it give you more bang for your buck, it also helps keep your cookie cutter collection a little less crowded. That’s a major plus for me, and those with small living spaces. As I was sketching the cookie cutter design for these elephant cookies, almost immediately I saw other animals hidden in its shape. Like koalas!

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How to Make Fox Heart Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs
Jan 7, 2017

How to Make Fox Heart Cookies

Every time I finish a set of cookies, my brain seems to always have a hard time relaxing or chilling out. Looking at a finished cookie, I tend to think, “Could this have been made easier?” Or, “Could I use this idea in another way?” Well I got to answer the latter question after finishing these bushy-tailed animal cookies.

When I made those animal cookies a couple autumn seasons ago, I thought I could possibly reuse that same idea for Valentine’s Day. I wasn’t sure how at the time, but now that I can make my own cookie cutters, the opportunity presented itself. That’s how these fox heart cookies were born.

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Decorated donut cookies by Semi Sweet Designs
Jan 3, 2017

How to Make Decorated Donut Cookies

Now that 2017 is in full swing, let’s start those New Year’s resolutions off right with these decorated donut cookies! I kid; sugary temptation is a horrible idea. While cookies, and donuts for that matter, might not help meet your fitness goals, they do make cute pun Valentine’s Day gifts for someone else.

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How to Make Polar Animal Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs
Jan 1, 2017

How to Make Polar Animal Cookies

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had (and is continuing to have) a blissful holiday season. I usually like to unwind and recharge during the week between Christmas and New Years. Because I tend to take it easy at year’s end, making cookies for New Year’s Eve celebrations doesn’t happen often for me. However, I was able to fit in a general, winter-themed design for this time of year. Futhermore, as an added bonus, I think this design would even work for the next major holiday, Valentine’s Day! Here’s clever way on how you can make 3 different versions of polar animal cookies!

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How to make connecting Christmas Light Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs
Dec 6, 2016

How to Make Connecting Christmas Light Cookies

Nothing gets me more in the holiday spirit than decking the halls with strings of Christmas lights. Nothing gets me more in the “Bah-Humbug” spirit than having a string of lights go out after everything’s decorated. This time of year, you just gotta learn to roll with the punches. Frustration over a bad strand of lights is a Christmas tradition for many.

With Christmas just 3 weeks away, the big day will be here quicker than you know it! I know that December can leave most people short on free time to make holiday treats, however, I think I got you covered.

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How to Make Christmas Tree Cookies by Semi Sweet Designs
Nov 19, 2016

How to Make Christmas Tree Cookies

After a week of the shop offline, I’m happy to announce I’m finally caught up on orders! The shop is now reopened! Thank you all for your patience. The holiday season is always a busy time (and often times stressful) when it comes to us bakers. I appreciate everyone’s understanding and support as I processed the all pending orders.

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