Monday, August 30, 2010

Chocolate and Gingerbread Cookies!

While my traditional sugar cookies are yummy, yummy, yummy, I wanted to try somethin' new.  So I ventured  into the world of chocolate and gingerbread cut-out cookies.  Yum, yum!  I looked over a few recipes and concocted a recipe of my own.  Overall, I was surprisingly happy with the results.  I also had fun doing some marbling on the cookies.

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Project Hope

This week I had the privilege to make cookies for the graduation ceremony of Project Hope's Green Collar Job Corp.  The youth involved in the Green Collar Job Corp have spent their summer cultivating small plots of land sprinkled throughout the West Central Neighborhood.  Each of these children devoted their summer to growing vegetables in exchange for a scholarship to help support them throughout the next school year.

I was so impressed with these kids and the beautiful gardens they created.  The sunflowers sprinkled throughout their garden inspired me to make these cookies.

Mission: Possible

To soften my return to law school, I decided to make some scrumptious cupcakes for our first Mission: Possible meeting.
I've been so privileged to be a part of this organization since I started law school.   The friends I've made and the I've had are invaluable.  Plus, look at these little faces!  Not much can leave a more profound impression on a person!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Birthday Cupcakes!

Josh is turning 21 on Friday!  I'm going to miss the big celebration because I'm heading to Seattle for my best friend's wedding.  So, I surprised him a week early with some scrumptious cupcakes.  I adapted the recipe from one that my favorite bakery in New York City uses.  The turned out pretty delicious but I think the frosting needs a little more tweaking.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Gerber Daisies!

I decided to depart from my usual pattern and make these fun gerber daisies. Of course, I had to throw a few swirls in there on the hearts. It funny how I always think that my cookies are going to look terrible when I'm half way through making them and then they always (well, usually) turn out so cute!  Thanks to Jackson Romie for the beautiful photo!

Monday, August 9, 2010


I made these sailboat cookies for my best friend's bachelorette party this weekend.  We went to Vancouver to celebrate her impending nuptials.  They were the perfect snack while we opened presents.  Since the rain forced us to be inside most of the weekend, we demolished the cookies in no time.  My friends were all very excited to hear about my new business proposal too.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Boxes and Labels!

I've been working on ways to package my cookies when I giving them as gifts or to local organizations.  I found a couple different box options that I like and then added some cute baker's twine and a Jujubee's Bakery label to them...and voila!

The batch in the larger box was for a potluck at Project Hope, an organization that helps prevent at-risk youth in the West Central Community of Spokane from becoming involved with gangs.  I picked up this box at Michael's.  I love it because you can see the cookies inside and it can hold at least 30 cookies!  The smaller two boxes were a thank you for the two women I've been working with at TeamChild this summer.  I found these boxes at the BRP Box Shop.  They're great because they're eco-friendly and a great gift size.  I also love the old fashion bakery box look!