Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Wedding Cookie Bar

Homemade Cookies for a Wedding Cookie Bar in Sonoma

Beautiful Flowers for a Sonoma Wedding

Wedding Cookie Table
A Wedding Cookie Bar with homestyle cookies & decorated sugar cookie
This summer of 2013, our daughter was married in sunny and fabulous Sonoma California. I wanted to help with a small Wedding Cookie Table. Baking the cookies was easy, transporting them along with the handmade cookie tiers and trays from Pennsylvania was a little tricky. We remembered to keep it simple and had a great time planning the table. Since it was a small wedding of 60 guests, we knew we wouldn't have to bake enormous amounts of cookies.

The cookie list included everyone's favorite, Super Chocolate Chunk, Cranberry White Chocolate, Salted Caramel Chocolate, Toffee Butter  Shortbread, Ginger, Chocolate and Vanilla heart cookies, Double Buttercream Hearts and lots of decorated Sugar Cookies. Some of the sugar cookies included Monogram Cookies, cute Daisy Cookies, Various Hearts and pretty brushed flower cookies.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Christmas (Cookies) in July

decorated gingerbread cookies

Decorated Gingerbread Cookies

Things are slow around here in July. So when I have free time in the summer I start thinking of the Holiday Season. It really isn't too early to start planning since we do about 25% of our Business for the year in November and December. Now is the time to dream about new Christmas Cookies and consider new Holiday Gift Packaging. Some items from last year will stay and some will go. The Gingerbread Cookies shown above in our jumbo size ( 5 1/2 inch) will definitely stay. It just wouldn't be the same without the "gingies" as we call them. But what else will be our customers want this Holiday Season?

Decorated Christmas Sugar Cookies

I can't imagine Christmas at Country Cupboard Cookies without a selection of decorated sugar cookies. The Christmas tree, Candy canes, Snowflakes, Stocking, and Christmas Ornaments will stay. We are considering another color palette in additon to classic red & green. Perhaps a wintery white collection with touches of gold? Maybe a collection of vintage colors with muted shades? Or sparkly silver and blue? These are all things we daydream about in the summer.

Snowman sugar Cookies

Winter Wonderland Sugar Cookies

 A winter wonderland collection of cute gingerbread houses, sugar snowflakes and snowmen with mittens was popular last year. We most likely will bring this collection back.

Shortbread Cookies for Christmas

Shortbread Cookies for the Holiday Season

Shortbread Cookies have always been one of my favorites. Simply delicious with butter, sugar, vanilla and unbleached flour. I'm thinking a few new flavors this year? Orange slice shortbread? Buttery Pecan shortbread? We would love to hear from you with any ideas or flavors you would like to see this Holiday season, 2013.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cookies for a sweet Father's Day

Fathers Day Sugar CookieThe bakery is slowing down as it always does in the summer. But we have one more busy Cookie Gift occasion this season before we settle down and start dreaming up new cookies to pass the time!
Father's Day!
 ( June 16th, this year, 2013)
 I've always thought homebaked Cookies and Brownies were the perfect edible gift to wish someone a Happy Father's Day. Especially if that special guy is in another state and you can't make the trip to visit. Once we receive your order at, we bake your cookies on the day you've chosen to ship, package them in attractive gift boxes and send them on their way via UPS, Fedex or USPS. Of course, we include your gift message with the goodies and all the favorite cookie flavors you've chosen. Cookies like Chocolate Chip, Peanut butter, Oatmeal Raisin are classic traditional favorites but we've chosen a few more interesting ones this year too.
macadamia nut cookies

Check out this new favorite of mine, a double chocolate ( that's white chocolate and dark Belgian chocolate chunks) with macadamia nuts baked into our basic cookie batter and topped with a sprinkling of Sea Salt. This is really a cookie with lots of pizzaz, crunchy outside, loaded with chocolate and nuts and the dark chocolate with the salt is a great combination. So we called it simply
Double Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

gourmet chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies baked with butter, whole eggs and Belgian chocolate chips are still our most popular and we have them available ALWAYS!
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cowboy Cookies

I lost my father last year in 2012. One of his passions in life were his horses. He loved to ride and I miss those days horseback riding with him. He was a machinist by trade, but he wore western style shirts when he dressed up with bolos and cowboy hats around his farm even though it is in Pennsylvania. He always talked about buying a ranch in Colorado but was content I think to ride the hills of southwestern PA. We will baking this cookie through the month of June this year, it's a great Father's Day Cookie, loaded with chocolate chips, m&m's and pecans.
Cowboy Cookie

toffee chocolate chip cookies
This cookie is the featured cookie of the month  for June every year and a staff favorite. Filled with chocolate chips and Heath toffee pieces with almonds and chocolate, it just melts in your mouth.
Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie

fathers day sugar cookies
These cute #1 Dad sugar cookies are hand decorated and available to add to your Father's Day cookie gift. Dads, brothers, husbands, grandfathers, and new fathers will get a kick out of one or two in their special box of cookies.
Father's Day Sugar Cookies

oatmeal cookies for father's day
My #1 Dad's Favorite Cookie
Oatmeal Walnut Raisin

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tea Party Sugar Cookies for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is coming soon, May 12th, 2013. This year we thought we'd experiment with some new colors for our Mother's Day Cookies.  We love baking and decorating Daisy cookies, this year we've added teapots and teacups for a cute Tea Party Collection of Sugar cookies. I'm very happy with the orange and creamy yellow colors, the electric green I'm not so sure. So we tried a new mix.

This mint green and pretty pinks combination is very classic and our favorite for Mother's Day 2013.  

The Orange and creamy white colors ARE nice. Just the wrong green.

Traditional and Classic. Pinks and Greens. Buttery Sugar Cookies.
I think we made the right choice for a perfect Cookie Gift to send wishes for a Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Decorated Sugar Cookies for Easter Gifts

Decorated Sugar Cookies for
Easter Gift Giving

decorated easter sugar cookies
 After lots of red & green royal icing colors from Christmas and then more red along with pink for Valentine's Day, I'm ready for an array of brighter colors. The sun is actually shining here today in Southwestern Pennsylvania, so bright colors are inviting.

Easter Cookie gifts
 I just love this blue royal icing used here on the bunnie and chick cookies. These sugar cookies
are packaged in a natural kraft gift box and tied with an adorable polka dot ribbon for shipping.
This is a wonderful cheerful and bright Easter Cookie Gift for anyone special in your family. The cookies have a slightly crunchy texture from the sugars and are just the perfect size for munching.

Speaking of blue colors, which is by far my favorite color, this Cookie arrangement of Easter bunny cookies also includes a cookie in blue, this time in a gorgeous shade of turquoise. Pastel Pink, bright yellow and a lovely lavendar complete this cute cookie collection. These cookies would make a nice addition to any Easter Basket or as a spring Cookie Gift for wishing someone a happy birthday or maybe just to brighten up someone's day!


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