Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Cottages


This week I had a request for personalized Christmas cottages. I said yes before I had a design in mind, but they just sounded fun!


{One word of advice if you plan to make these personalized...think long and hard about the names. I lucked out here with Hatton, Adair and Gray...Schwarzenegger just wouldn't have happened! :)}


So, I committed, then I had to come up with a plan. I sat down with my cookie cutter, paper and my kid's box of crayons and doodled for an hour or so. Then, it hit me...mint green cottages with white roofs and DOTS!

If dots ever go out of style, I'll be in trouble (please don't tell me)...I've made dotty acorns, dotty leaves, dotty monograms, dotty packages, dotty turkeys, dotty cakes, dotty giraffes, dotty numbers...and that's just off the top of my head. Obsession? Maybe. Dots just seem to make everything happier!


I made a few extras, too. My husband took them around to some of his buddies today.



I did TRY to take step-by-step pictures of making these...here's how that went....


...and then, brain cramp. I totally forgot to photograph all the remaining steps! I'll do better...I promise. Maybe that should be my New Year's resolution. (Sounds better than exercising!)


What are YOU working on this week?

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45 comments:

  1. I love all the details of these cookies...the polka dots, the scalloped roof,and the colors! So adorably whimsical!

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  2. Very Cute!
    Last week I made lots of mittens (already posted) this week I made mini stockings they were my favorite,and bite sized too. Music notes were fun:)
    I love reading you blog!

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  3. Cute cottages! Dots will never go out of style, and I'm not just sayin' that because of my name :D This week I'm working on polar bear cookies, peppermint bark popcorn (from Our Best Bites), gingerbread cookies, and panettone.

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  4. Adorable I love the minty green color :)

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  5. What a cute little cottage! I have LOTS of cookies this past week and this week. Daughter's birthday and then "Holiday" cookies for the school. I should bag them up with a tag that says "Christmas" cookies... bahahaha

    Ally @ High Heels & Aprons

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  6. Oh Bridget!
    Read my mind!
    You know how I feel!
    You are the Little Dot Queenie!
    XXOOXX
    What sweet Christmas Cottages!
    Can I live in one of them!?
    I soooo would love for your to see my Christmas Cookies...maybe you have popped over!
    I really wanted you and TidyMom to see...I know how much you both appreciate cute cookies!
    XXOOXX

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  7. If dots ever go out of style, I'll be in serious trouble, too - they're my go-to decoration! I just finished making my cookie tins for my friends, including my very first batch of sugar cookies with royal icing (thank you for the inspiration to finally try that this year! I always cheated and used canned frosting!). They look pretty awesome, just haven't put a picture on my blog yet. Next, I need to make some peanut butter balls! Happy holidays!

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  8. you are so, so talented! love these and the lovely colors - and DOTS!

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  9. Those are really very cute and whimsical. I love the mint color. I have a question - I did red dots on white on a cookie last week (using flood icing) and I got a ring of lighter red around the dot (it looked to be under the surface). How do you avoid that - is it a consistency thing? Did I do my dots too soon? Thanks!!

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  10. Hee! These are soooo adorable!! I love dots too! :-)

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  11. They are so cute!

    We're gearing up for our enormous week long baking fest once Kidlet gets out of school today!

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  12. Oh Bridge these are adorable!!

    We are getting tired of my butter cookies - so when I do our cookie baking in the next day or so, I think I'm going to try your sugar cookie recipe!!

    ~TidyMom

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  13. OH NO!!! The pics you didn't post are totally the steps I don't know how to do. The dots? Filling in the icing to make it look perfect?!?

    I'm a new reader (and I LOVE your site!!). Maybe I need to read in the past to find out how?

    Honestly ... I have no idea how you did either of those steps.

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  14. your christmas cottages are the best! i wish i did cookies for the holidays. next week i'll be doing my pumpkin bread and white christmas to pass out to the neighbors.

    wish i lived closer to you...maybe i could get some of your mistakes, if you ever make any? :)

    joann

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  15. How my gosh how cute! You are so clever...and I thinks the dots are perfect!!

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  16. I love the dots! And the cottages look so cozy!

    I made all my Christmas sugar cookies last week: trees, stars, stockings, bells, and santas. This week I made cake truffles.

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  17. Adorable! I have a cottage cookie cutter that I've never used, but now I'm feeling inspired. When I'm cooking a recipe for my blog I keep the camera in my apron pocket and still sometimes forget to take a pic:)

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  18. Super cute! I love the idea of putting everyone's name on a cookie.

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  19. Os detalhes são um charme e você os executa muito bem.
    Tenho paixão por biscoitinhos decorados.
    Bjs.

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  20. I love your blog. Seriously!

    I have just started decorating sugar cookies and it's harder than I thought.

    Love coming here and seeing a new post!

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  21. What fun cookies. I love your attention to detail. We are decorating our sugar cookies tomorrow, so I hope I have learned something from your blog this year.
    Mimi

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  22. I am so glad to find your blog. I decorate cookies too and it's fun to find others who share the same interest. :)

    Have a lovely weeekend.

    pinkmartinisandpearls.blogspot.com

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  23. Those are ah-Dorable! Too, too cute!

    You know I print out your designs and use them to inspire my own! Thanks for all you share - you are Ah-mazing!

    Merry Christmas!

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  24. Seriously - these are the cutest cookies ever. I want one :)

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  25. These are beautiful Bridget! I love the mint green and red combo. I, too, am obsessed with polka dots! LOVE THESE!!

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  26. These are just adorable Bridget!!! Merry Christmas!!

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  27. Love your Christmas Cottages - very clever!

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  28. This is TOOOO cute! i wish i had the patience to decorate cookies! i would really LOVE to try but i suck at making icings!

    DOTS will NEVER go out of style!!! i LOVE it too!!!

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  29. These are just the cutest things ever. I love dots as well. Simple and pretty

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  30. These are fantastic - so beautiful! I would have trouble munching on them they look so darn pretty:)

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  31. OMG! OMG! These are way, way to cute to eat. I'm truly amazed of your cookie creations.

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  32. Wow...they are so cute and so adorable. :-D

    Merry Christmas.

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  33. These are super cute (although christmas was a long time ago, he he)

    My intermediate culinary teacher goes on rants all the time about how girls love dots, girls are always decorating with dots, dots dots dots :)

    Yourpost definitely reminded me of that, just had to share it with you.

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  34. BEAUTIFUL!!! Personal. Perfection!! You rocked it girl!

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  35. These are adorable, Bridget! I love the dots!

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  36. How cute are those? Seriously? Does your talent ever end?

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  37. Bridget -- you always make the cutest cookies!!

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  38. really - you just knock me out with your cookies!! every single post just makes me ooooo and aahhhhhh - a true artist!

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  39. Awww...those are adorable!! One of these days Bridg I'll get up the nerve to test my dexterity the way that you do :)

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  40. These are so cute.
    I want to live in one!

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