Bust out the sprinkles and whip up a batch of royal icing, Christmas cookie season is finally upon us! But first snap up an assortment of cookie cutters that range in style from the classic to the quirky to add an extra dimension of fun and festivity to your favorite cookie recipe.
Baking cookies is a great go-to activity when the temperatures drop. Not only is it fun, but also, there's a sweet treat waiting at the end. For today's kids, cookie cutter shapes aren't just limited to hearts or stars; they can create edible ninjas, guitars, or Sesame Street characters. How's that for a baking blast? Get started with our picks, and then get ready to do some creative decorating!
We're officially in the throes of Spring and have nothing but warmer weather to look forward to in the weeks ahead. Oh, that and a little April Fools' Day, Earth Day, and Easter fun! Add in a royal wedding, and there's lots to get excited about in the next 30 days. To check out what we can't stop coveting, keep reading.
With its festive parties and unlimited opportunities to bake and cook, December is one of my favorite months. Here, I've rounded up my must haves for the holidays. Enjoy!
My cousin Caroline is 12 years old. I'll encourage her to continue experimenting in the kitchen with one of these delightful gifts.
You too, can motivate the kid-sister in your life to get interested in all things baking. Give a cookie cutter set or a collection of colorful sprinkles and sanding sugars. Show her how much fun baking can be with a Kids in the Holiday Kitchen cookbook. If she's got a little sister, like Caroline does, give them both adorable matching aprons.
You can find more baking ideas below and more gift guides on HolidaySugar.
Because I've been all about the cookies lately, I went on a search for the cutest cookie cutter shapes I could find. While cookie cutters aren't always a requirement, there's nothing like a unique shape to add some originality to your baked creation. From sugar cookies to ice cream sandwiches to madeleines, here are my favorite cookie cutters and molds.
It's March 14, better known as 3.14, or Pi Day. I wish it was pie day, but we'll take what we can get.
My gal geeksugar has rounded up a load of Pi Day paraphernalia, however I've found a few treats to inspire you in the kitchen. So for those of you geeky enough to get it, I present to you the Pi Pie. Created by Flickr member megpi, this awesome pie has the pi symbol cut into the middle and the numbers going around the outside. It's so clever, I'm bummed I didn't come up with myself!
The only thing that would make this pie better is if it was served in this Pi Dish ($24.95). This pi dish is trimmed with the first few dozen digits of pi, and would make any geeky baker's day.
One more fun Pi Day item, check it out when you read more
You've finished baking your super-simple, pet-safe peanut butter-oatmeal treats, and it's time to have a field day cutting them out into cute shapes for you and your fur-covered bestie! Little did I know that there are tons of adorable cookie cutters in bones, fire hydrants, and doggie houses, along with breed-specific shapes of all sizes, so you can match your cookie to your dog! I love the Boston Terrier one the most, natch, but one of my other faves is this dog house ($2) that even has tiled-roof accents — so cute!
These cutters come in handy if you're planning baked-goods-as-party-favors for your pet's next birthday bash, presents for the furry extended fam, or just as a thoughtful gift for your dog's BFF when you try a new recipe. Besides, who wants to keep the cuteness all to themselves!? Check out more cookie-cutter madness when you read more
Although February is a short month, there are a lot of things worth celebrating. You could warm up your kitchen with some torched sugar, or warm up your place settings with a little bit of red. To see what's on our February Must Have list, click "Start Slideshow" below!