Tuesday, December 11, 2012

3 Days of Giveaways! Cookie Decorating Essentials!

If you're going to decorate cookies, you'll need a few essentials.

So, these little goodies are from me to you.  I hope you like them.  I hope they inspire you to get in your kitchen and make some cute cookies!

{I'll link to where to find them all online in case you're *not* the lucky winner.} ;)
 

Cookie Decorating Essentials
 
Oh, and that book?  I'm gonna sign it for ya.  I haven't decided whether I'll sign it with my name or Sophia Vergara.  We'll see. 

To enter: leave a comment right here on the blog (if you're reading this in an email, click on the blog post title to open this post in your browser) telling me if you've ever decorated cookies before.

For an extra entry: leave a separate comment with your favorite kind of cookie.  Sugar cookie? Chocolate chip?  Oatmeal?  Let's hear it!

{Notes: US only, please be sure to leave a way to contact you if you win, entries accepted through 11:59pm CST, December 14th.}
Happy baking! 

1,739 comments:

  1. I've decorated lots and lots of cookies, but I only just ordered some bottles from Karen's Cookies on Cyber Monday. Geez! What took me so long? SO much easier than piping bags!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I usually decorate cookies but this year I made a lot of cookie bars and drop cookies.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I definitely have decorated cookies before! It is a lot of work, but the results are always worth it! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. yes! i've totally decorated cookies, but they never look as pretty as yours :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sugar...with frosting, of course. Although a nicely underbaked chocolate chip is good. Or a white chocolate chip mac nut? I may have a problem.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I have decorated many a cookie and last year, for the first time, tried your flood technique. I love your blog for the inspiration and ideas. I need more cookie cutters!

    ReplyDelete
  7. My favorite type of cookie is probably Oatmeal Raisin + chocolate chips + walnuts + coconut. Yum!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Never before..not at least the way you do...:P

    ReplyDelete
  9. My favorite cookie is chocolate chip with just a little bit of coffee in the batter.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I've definitely have decorated cookies before, I've actually used your tips that you share here! And my favorite cookie ever is red velvet!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have, quite a few actually. I very much enjoy it and am always looking for new designs and occasions. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Yes, almost yearly at Easter, Halloween and Christmas! Love to decorate (and eat!) cookies

    ReplyDelete
  13. My favorite cookie is my grandmother's recipe for potato chip cookies. They are like no other cookie out there - so delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I need to try the Americolor writers...my Wilton ones are umm less than pleasing. And yes I loooooove decorating cookies. And eating them.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am decorating Christmas cookies today.
    annburnett@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Lynda - I decorate with sprinkles and melted chocolate I have NEVER even attempted to do the things I see here.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I have decorated cookies and I've used your recipe and your tutorial for the icing, etc. It's been so helpful! I made really fun ones for the Super Bowl last year. It's hard at Christmas, though, with so much else to do, to find time for making and decorating sugar cookies.

    ReplyDelete
  18. You were the first cookie blogger I found. I made your turkeys with the dots for Thanksgiving 2010. We laugh at my results when those photos appear.. You are in my Google Reader, I am always excited when you have a new post. Thank you for being my beginning in the cookie world.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love peanut butter white chocolate chip cookies. So yummy!!
    annburnett@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. My favorite cookie is one my mom made and now I make: Polish Tea Cakes. I have a good friend who is Polish who assures me these are not a traditional Polish cookie but I love them just the same!

    ReplyDelete
  21. My favorite cookie my far is chocolate chip!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I decorate cookies now and then for special occasions. I wish I had more time for it!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I have & love to decorate cookies!! Not as good as you though(:

    ReplyDelete
  24. My favorite would have to be sugar :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love decorating cookies... I actually just bought this book and love it. Would love to give this package to my friend who is getting into decorating!

    ReplyDelete
  26. My favorite cookies are chocolate chip. Nothing fancy!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I've decorated cookies with buttercream, but never with royal icing before!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I am obsessed with snickerdoodles!! my favorite

    ReplyDelete
  29. My favorite cookie is a sugar cookie with lemon extract flavoring.. I found the recipe in a church cookbook in 1980.

    ReplyDelete
  30. My favorite cookie is just the good ole sugar cookie... amazing what you can do with it when you mix it up!

    ReplyDelete
  31. We decorate sugar cookies but have always used store bought frosting in the past. This will be my first year decorating sugar cookies to make them nice and pretty!!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I have decorated cookies but not very successfully. I don't know if it's because I'm not very artistic or just didn't have the right tools.

    ReplyDelete
  33. My favorite type of cookie... a nice soft gooey chocolate chip cookie is my favorite!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Always trying new decorating styles.

    ReplyDelete
  35. My family decorates cookies every year! We don't have any fancy equipment, but we sure do get creative sometimes! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  36. I love a otameal raison chocolate chip!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Opps. Guess you won't know how to reach me...
      Thanks, Jackie
      jackie.browning@gmail.com

      Delete
  37. My favorite cookie for just eating (by the dozen, sometimes...) is chocolate chip, but for decorating, definitely sugar cookies!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Loving anything with cranberries in it this year. Also buckeyes...do they count as cookies?

    ReplyDelete
  39. Never really decorated cookies but would love to learn and start creating!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I decorate cookies for every occasion I can think of. So much fun to create delicious little treats!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Never really decorated cookies but would love to learn and start creating!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I've decorated cookies but not anything like you do. I'm determined to learn.

    ReplyDelete
  43. My daughter and I love to do homemade sugar cookie cut outs and then ice and decorate them!!

    ReplyDelete
  44. My favorite cookies are chewy chocolate chip cookies with pretzel pieces inside. The combination of sweet and salty is amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  45. I decorate cookies every year for the holidays for the guys at work!

    ReplyDelete
  46. I have decorated cookies in the past and I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  47. My most favorite cookies are Almond Cloud cookies (recipe on the King Arthur website). Yum!!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Nothing as grand as yours but I have decorated some cookies before I am in awe of yours

    ReplyDelete
  49. My favorite cookies are chocolate crinkles!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Favorite cookie - Oatmeal chocolate chip!

    ReplyDelete
  51. I have recently started decorating thanks to you! So far so good, and I love doing it! Thanks for all of your great tips (:

    ReplyDelete
  52. I've never decorated cookies quite like you!

    ReplyDelete
  53. I especially like Molasses cookies the richness of the flavor :)

    ReplyDelete
  54. My fav cookie are soft brown sugar chai cookies and good ol' chocolate chip.

    ReplyDelete
  55. My favorite cookie is chocolate chip with cinnamon and nutmeg in the batter.

    ReplyDelete
  56. You have inspired me and my boys to bring fun in the kitchen to a whole new level....I am officially a junkie!

    ReplyDelete
  57. I just finished my first decorated cookie project - monogram cookies for my daughter's 4th birthday!

    ReplyDelete
  58. I've decorated cookies a few times. My favorite batch was a set of submarines for my husband's boat that was getting ready to deploy. :) Go Navy! :)

    ReplyDelete
  59. I try to decorate cut out cookies every year with my daughter.

    ReplyDelete
  60. My favorite cookie is this lemon sandwich cookie that my mother makes. It's half dipped in chocolate and so delicious. I've tried making them, but no one does it like her!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Yes, I've decorated cookies, but not as fancy as yours and I would love to try it!

    ReplyDelete
  62. I have never decorated cookies wit royal icing but would love to!

    ReplyDelete
  63. I love chocolate chip pecan cookies!

    ReplyDelete
  64. My favorite cookie is oatmeal/craisin!! YUMMM!

    ReplyDelete
  65. My absolute favorite cookies are triple chocolate chip cookies. Three different types of chocolate chips in one gooey cookie. Yummm.

    ReplyDelete
  66. My youngest son and I decorated cookies on Sunday, but not with Royal icing or anything fancy. I actually wished for almost everything you are giving away! How coincidental!

    ReplyDelete
  67. My favorite kind of cookie is a sugar cookie with a mini snickers inside. Yum!

    ReplyDelete
  68. I have tried decorating cookies, but it has never ended well. I need lots more practice and people willing to eat failure cookies.
    rosebxy@yopmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  69. I am actually decorating sugar cookies today, using your recipe, and I just finished decorating some and then freezing them for my daughters preschool class. I'm still planning on another batch.

    ReplyDelete
  70. I have decorated cookies, but not the beautiful way you do!

    ReplyDelete
  71. Decorating cookies, a tradition with my daughter!

    ReplyDelete
  72. Who HASN'T decorated cookies before?! Of course I have!!

    ReplyDelete
  73. My favorite cookie is actually a shortbread cookie! I have found that the older I get, the less I enjoy chocolate. Weird!

    ReplyDelete
  74. My favorite cookies are white chocolate macadamia nut!

    ReplyDelete
  75. I want to enter but I can only enter as anonymous. I am on facebook...Amina

    ReplyDelete
  76. I LOVE decorating cookies! Thanks for the opportunity~

    ReplyDelete
  77. Decorating cookies with royal icing is on my bucket list, but I've still never done it.

    ReplyDelete
  78. I do not get to decorate cookies as much as I would like, as I have been unemployed for a while now, but I absolutely love it! My son likes to help as well. :)
    email: alexandrea.vines@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  79. I love chocolate chip, actually I love all cookies!

    ReplyDelete
  80. I've never decorated cookies before, but I want to try! I love everything baking-related, so it's the next 'step' for me to learn. I've been wanting your book forever too!

    ReplyDelete
  81. I've never decorated cookies before, but I want to start!

    ReplyDelete
  82. Good ol' chocolate chip cookies are my fav~

    ReplyDelete
  83. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  84. I have definitely decorated my share of cookies! Looking forward to doing some for Christmas dinner--it's coming up fast!

    ReplyDelete
  85. My favorite cookies are anything chewy, but especially oatmeal chocolate chip!

    ReplyDelete
  86. My favorite cookies to eat are Chocolate Chip and my favorite to bake are Triple Chocolate Cherry. It's a combo that my sister in law and I came up with and they're pretty awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  87. My family's fav Best Ever Sugar Cookies!! i make them all year round with different seasonal cookie cutters.

    i could really use this book :)
    Vickey

    ReplyDelete
  88. ... have decorated but never looked as great as yours!

    ReplyDelete
  89. I've decorated many cookies before. I've fairly recently gotten into decorating sugar cookies. I'm no where near as good as you but I'm improving.

    ReplyDelete
  90. Of course I have decorated cookies before but could never do it as good as you do, yours are wonderful, I don't think I have the patience.

    ReplyDelete
  91. I love all cookies, but if I was stranded on a desert island and could only pick one cookie to eat for the rest of my life, it would definitely be chocolate chip.

    ReplyDelete
  92. Love your cookie recipes :) My girls and I have been using them for our Christmas cookies for the last 4 years!

    ReplyDelete
  93. I love your site! Would love to win this great stuff and keeping it all for myself!!

    ReplyDelete
  94. I have decordated cookies before but I'm hoping to get better at it in the future.

    ReplyDelete
  95. I'm a newbie cookie decorator, typically do cakes/cupcakes, but I've done some flood cookies with dots and swirls and they turned out great :) I should be contact-able through my google account/blog!

    ReplyDelete
  96. My favorite cookie is the ginger cake from Williamsburg. I prefer making them homemade though :)

    ReplyDelete
  97. And Chocolate chip cookies have always been my favorite!

    ReplyDelete
  98. My favorite cookies are oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I recently had oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, and they were amazing too.

    ReplyDelete
  99. Love decorating cookies. My son is 10 this year and asked to make ninja and zombie ginger bread men this year. Looking forward to teaching and watching his creativity.

    ReplyDelete
  100. Yes, I have decorated cookies, but nothing in comparison to what I see on here. I love to try though!

    ReplyDelete
  101. My favorite cookie is chocolate chip.

    ReplyDelete
  102. My favorite type of cookie.....warm chocolate chip with an ice cold glass of milk!

    ReplyDelete
  103. Peanut butter are my favorite but Sugar cookies for Christmas are unbeatable!!!

    ReplyDelete
  104. Cookies in general are my biggest weakness...I LOVE sugar cookies and oatmeal cookies and gingersnaps.

    ReplyDelete
  105. I have started to decorate cookies and it is all because of this blog! You are such an inspirational baker! :)

    ReplyDelete
  106. Cookie decorating is one of my fav childhood memories! My mom NEVER EVER baked growing up unless it was Christmas eve and even then she would bake the sugar cookies from the tube and buy tons of gel icing and frostings and sprinkles and it was the one time we got to go crazy in the kitchen. My brother and I looked forward to it ever year and I now do it with my kids (although we don't just wait for Christms eve anymore).

    ReplyDelete
  107. I've been decorating cookies for the last 2 weeks for our school cookie exchange for the kids.

    Gayle Young
    mgayleyoung@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  108. Thank you for such a great giveaway! Perfect way to get started!

    ReplyDelete
  109. I once made petri dish cookies! They came out great

    ReplyDelete
  110. And, fave cookie hands down is cornstarch shortbread, from the back of the Canada Cornstarch box :)

    ReplyDelete
  111. My favorite cookie to decorate is a sugar cookie.
    Gayle Young
    mgayleyoung@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  112. Good old chocolate chip are one of my favorites!

    ReplyDelete
  113. I do make cookies - and regularly consult your site but would love to consult your book. Favorite cookies: SUGAR of course.

    ReplyDelete
  114. I've never decorated cookies before but I been thinking about purchasing everything to get started.

    ReplyDelete
  115. My favorite cookie is probably chocolate chip with pecans, but I also have a weakness for iced oatmeal cookies. A new favorite is Ina Garten's Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs!

    ReplyDelete
  116. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  117. Nestlé has special edition dark chocolate and mint chips. They are only available at this time of year but I love the cookies you make on the package. The cookie jar smells awesome when its opened.

    ReplyDelete
  118. I have decorated cookies very simply - as in coloring canned vanilla icing red and green and then throwing some sprinkles on. I have dreams of making pretty ones like yours this year!

    ReplyDelete
  119. I actually just started decorating cookies after coming across your blog a few days ago! I made the elf on the shelf cookies and some gingerbread men! Its a new addiction :)

    ReplyDelete
  120. My favorite cookies to eat are chocolate chip cookies with NO chocolate chips

    ReplyDelete
  121. If Decorating cookies means sprinkling sugar on top, yes, I've decorated cookies...but I'm sure I'd be much better with the right tools!

    ReplyDelete
  122. i have decorated cookies before, i once made cookies for my friends bridal shower. they came out ok...i'm getting better at it!!!
    quietct at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  123. I love to (attempt to) decorate cookies!

    ReplyDelete
  124. My favorite cookies are peanut butter cookies! Sugar cookies are a close second.

    ReplyDelete
  125. I have done some very simple decorating...trying to get the courage up to try something more challenging. :)

    ReplyDelete
  126. I love decorating cookies and it will be much more fun with these tools!

    ReplyDelete
  127. I like the Thumb Print cookies that are filled with jam...yum, yum!

    ReplyDelete
  128. wowza, what a giveaway! fingers crossed!

    ReplyDelete
  129. i like almost any kind of cookie..but i think my favorite are oatmeal, with cinnnamon and nuts (no raisins!)
    quietct at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  130. we always decorated cookies when i was younger at my grandma's house. i would love to learn how to decorate now that my goal would be to make it pretty and not just how much frosting i could get on the cookie:)

    ReplyDelete
  131. Yeap I LOVE decorating cookies, but I have decorated them with fondant or chocolate. Royal Icing and I dont get along, I dont know why :)

    ReplyDelete
  132. I have a total weakness for white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. So amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  133. I never made decorated cookies but I'd love to learn.
    Your cookie ideas are really great. Congratulations and Happy X-mas :)
    cclima65@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  134. We decorate sugar cookies every year! Wish they looked like yours...

    ReplyDelete
  135. My favorite cut out cookie is Mrs. Santa's Sandtarts. Seriously. A spicy, crispy little cookie from the old Jack and Jill Magazine (Ancient!)

    ReplyDelete
  136. I love ginger cookies...followed very closely by sugar cookies!

    ReplyDelete
  137. My favorite cookie has to be the chocolate chip cookies my great grandmother used to make! Oh how I miss them!

    ReplyDelete
  138. Love to decorate cookies for party favors (showers, Christmas parties, etc.)!

    ReplyDelete
  139. Yes I've been decorating cookies since '70's. They've come al long way!

    ReplyDelete
  140. What a great giveaway! Hope I win!

    ReplyDelete
  141. I started decorating cookies after finding your blog about a year ago. I'm always looking for new creative ideas. My favorite cookies that I have made so far have been a couple dozen "blue suede shoes" for an Elvis themed party last month.

    ReplyDelete
  142. my favorite cookie would be sugar cutout cookies with yummy frosting!

    ReplyDelete
  143. I usually only decorate with sanding sugar or sprinkles, but they are still cute!

    ReplyDelete
  144. My fave cookie? French macarons!

    ReplyDelete
  145. I have tried to decorate cookies however they turned out hideously. Time to try again!

    ReplyDelete
  146. My favorite type of cookie is a classic chocolate chip cookie.

    ReplyDelete
  147. I find myself incredibly intimidated by royal icing...so no, I've never decorated cookies before.

    ReplyDelete
  148. My favorite cookie is an old-fashioned toll house cookie.

    ReplyDelete
  149. Also, I LOVE oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I'll substitute Raisinettes for chocolate chips when I'm feeling feisty.

    ReplyDelete
  150. I like cookies with oatmeal and dried fruits the most.
    cclima65@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  151. Yes, I love to decorate cookies! Thanks for your tips and inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  152. Of course! I love decorating cookies but I'm not nearly as good as you!

    ReplyDelete
  153. My favorite kind of cookie has to be white chocolate chip macadamia nut.

    ReplyDelete
  154. I have decorated cookies but have never tried flooding before.

    ReplyDelete
  155. My favorite is my peanut butter oatmeal dark chocolate chunk cookies!

    ReplyDelete
  156. peanut butter chocolate chip is my favorite

    ReplyDelete
  157. I love decorating cookies with my kids!
    Aoleszko@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  158. I LOVE peanut butter reeces cup cookies... they are like chocolate chip but with a lot of peanut buttery yummyness!

    ReplyDelete
  159. I have decorated gingerbread cookies to represent my family and friends last year.

    ReplyDelete
  160. I decorated my first cookies for my son's birthday party - your pumpkin cookies and spiderweb cookies!

    ReplyDelete
  161. My favorite cookies have to be regular chocolate chip!

    ReplyDelete
  162. I have decorated cookies before but I'm not very good at it!

    ReplyDelete
  163. I love oatmeal chocolate cookies!!

    ReplyDelete
  164. And I'm addicted to plain ol' chocolate chip cookies.

    ReplyDelete
  165. My favorite cookies are toffee chocolate chip cookies.

    ReplyDelete
  166. I've done Christmas cookies a few times!

    ReplyDelete
  167. I love sugar cookies with icing! You can have so much fun & put a lot of flavor in them.
    Aoleszko@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  168. Yes..This will be my 4th year decorating cookies for the 2 Christmas parties we attend.

    ReplyDelete
  169. My favorite cookie is chocolate chip.

    ReplyDelete
  170. Your site inspired me to attempt decorating LEGO head cookies for my son's birthday. It was hard, but fun.

    ReplyDelete
  171. I love decorating cookies, and I love your blog! Fantastic giveaway, Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  172. I use your sugar cookie recipe all the time and have gotten many compliments on it.

    ReplyDelete
  173. Your cookies are so inspiring. You are right though. To make beautifully decorated cookies one needs all sorts of essentials.

    ReplyDelete
  174. Also I Love Love Love Sugar Cut-Out Cookies with Buttercream Royal Icing!..They are a super big hit!!

    ReplyDelete
  175. I decorate cookies for virtually every holiday-- one of my favorite holiday traditions!

    ReplyDelete
  176. Yes, I've decorated cookies before but I have not attempted "flooding" again after finding your helpful site. The first time, it was a disaster. I hope your "counting seconds" method works. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  177. I have decorated cookies a couple of times. Not a ton. I had fun and was really excited with how they turned out.

    ReplyDelete
  178. I have decorated cookies, but the slop-decorating kind of childhood. I've never decorated cookies like you.

    ReplyDelete
  179. Love Love Love Baking...learned well from my mother and grandmothers..going to make sugar cookies with royal icing, snicker doodles, molasses and peanut butter cookies this weekend..and some fudge, yumy!

    ReplyDelete
  180. Yes I have...just finished baking a batch and will be decorating them tonight.

    ReplyDelete
  181. Oh Yes, we've had lots of fun decorating cookies. Always looking for new ideas... :-) Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  182. Ummm I dont have just one favorite cookie, I LOVE THEM ALL, heheheh
    But I can tell you that my family's favorite cookie is a lemon and raspberry cookie that I make for the holidays :)

    ReplyDelete
  183. And my favorite kind of cookie is spritz: nothing says Christmas like a little festive wreath of buttery goodness!

    ReplyDelete
  184. Also, my favorite cookie has to be those soft batch sugar cookies with the amazing icing.

    ReplyDelete
  185. Almond, anything almond...especially if it's buttery shortbread. :)

    ReplyDelete
  186. And for my favourite kind of cookie, after decorated ones, it would have to be choc chip. Or maybe a soft chewy spice cookie. Or maybe a chocolate mint triangle (pampered chef has an amazing recipe!)... Do I really have to pick just one?!

    ReplyDelete
  187. I love cookies with lots of "stuff" in it. Chocolate, dried fruit, oats, nuts. The more the merrier. My husband however is very different. Cookies are supposed to be sugar cookies. Period!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Happy baking! :)
(Comments, especially on busy giveaways, may take a minute to show...thank you for your patience.)

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Pin It button on image hover