Saturday, December 24, 2011

Mele Kalikimaka and Happy Hanukkah!

If your last name is Wheaton, Goldberg or Altmar...STOP...pretend you didn't see this post!  
I haven't given you these cookies yet, so you're not allowed to look!
UPDATE:  It is now safe for the above mentioned people to look!

Because some of the family was so lucky to spend a few weeks in Hawaii recently, 
I decided to make a bunch of Hawaiian-themed cookies for presents this year.
(Thanks for the idea, Diane!)
I'll tell you what was tough to find these 
tropical cookie cutters in the dead of winter.
My mom and I may have spent about an hour in a big craft store trying to 
bend a cross-shaped cookie cutter into a palm tree...yeah, it didn't work so well.
Thankfully, we finally found all these great cutters at the wonderful 

Mele Kalikimaka and Happy Hanukkah!

More Christmas Cookies!!

I've been spending my days in the kitchen baking, baking, and baking some more!
These Christmas cookies were so much fun to bake...
although, as silly as it sounds, my right arm was really 
tired from squeezing the frosting bag all day long!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Let the Christmas Baking Begin!

This year, all the family is getting COOKIES for Christmas!
 Not only are these presents delicious, they come with a donation to UNICEF!
Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 12, 2011


My friends are HUGE Husky football fans!
Too bad we had a big loss to USC today...
at least we could console ourselves by eating some cookies!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Changing Colors

These cookies did double duty.
First, I took them to the farewell luncheon for my internship at the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and am very thankful for this experience.
Second, I brought a batch of these babies to my new book club.
They go perfectly with wine and a little book talk.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cupcakes and Birthday Cake

My lovely friend, Jennie, celebrated her birthday today.
So I made her cupcakes and some birthday cake...
all in cookie form, of course!

On a side note, the address for this page is officially! 
After months of waiting, I've finally been able to switch back to Jujubee's Bakery.
So happy!
So here's an official, warm welcome to Jujubee's Bakery!
And, of course, today I accidentally used an old Jujubee's Bake Shoppe tag...oops :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Halloween!

These spooky Halloween cookies are looking forward
 to being gobbled up by some little ones at an elementary school shindig!
I was delighted to donate the proceeds to Seattle Children's Hospital.

Monday Night Dinner

Meet my friends:  Jackie, Jennie, Jolie, and Tarrah.
Yes, there are a lot of J's in our group.
We all met when we joined the same sorority at UW almost 10 years ago.
(Ten years ago...that makes me feel old.)
In our sorority, we had mandatory chapter dinner every Monday night.
After college, the Monday night dinner tradition continued.
Because I've been away from Seattle for the past five years
(again, I feel old...I've been out of college for five years!),
I haven't been to too many MND's.
This Monday I hosted my first one!
After dinner I taught my friends all my cookie decorating secrets.
Okay, I don't really have any secrets...but I showed them how it's done.
Very impressed with their decorating skills!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Yummy Mummies!

These guys are pretty silly, no?
They didn't turn out quite like I'd hoped,
but they're still some very YUMMY MUMMIES!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Don't be frightened!
They're not really Frankensteins, just cookies!
Don't worry...even if they did have some sort of crazy Frankenstein  power, 
my friends gobbled them all up so they can't get you now.
Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

3-Day for the Cure

As I mentioned in my last post, I recently participated in the
 Each year I participate in this event, 
I learn more about the power of hope and the strength and resiliency carries with them.  
It is truly inspiring!
Over the past two years, I've been very lucky to be on the Starbucks team 
(my walking mate, Jennie, works there). 
These ladies have not only provided fabulous support through all 60 miles of the walk, 
but have helped me big time when it comes to fundraising!  
So thankful to know you, Suzie, Jun, Tanhya, and Jennie!
P.S.  Yes, I realize I'm in a bit of a swirl design rut, but I just love how they turn out!  I promise some new fun designs for the Halloween season!