Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sugar Cookie Love



I know that chocolate candy is almost the official Valentines Day confection, but for me it's always cut out sugar cookies! 




I wish I could tell you what an expert I am at fancy cookie baking, but what you see here is nearly as fancy as it gets. I'm built more for speed! Ha ha! 



But I do love their beautiful soft heart shape more than any other. And it may be the one time of year you can  detect the smell of sugar cookies baking around here that doesn't actually come from a scented candle! *smile* (My recipe is here.)


















Luckily for the less talented among us there are alternatives. One beautiful one is my friend, and young mother of three, Kimberly, and her online cookie business,



This is her Cookie-Of-The-Month, but she also has other darling collections to send you!




Hogs & Kisses . . .



Owl Always Love You . . .



And, I Love EWE . . . SO, SO darling!!! 




Kimberly got her start very young at her Southern grandmother's knee, and she has written about her inspiration for baking on her bumble blossom website here. 

(And I have known her since she looked like this!)

Hop on over and pay her a visit! She has designs for every occasion. And I know you will love what you see!




One way or the other your Valentine's Day is sure to be sweet!

Jacqueline





26 comments:

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your little heart cookies are the sweetest things ever, I love sugar cookies and when they are decorated, wow nothing is better, love the sewing machine drawers, I have a pale green one like your white one...love your blog

jean said...

Honestly, Jacqueline! I LOVE these photos!! So pretty, they make me want to rush into a kitchen like that and make those cookies. I'm tickeled pink over the stripes on the bag : )

jean said...

I had to tell you, I went and checked out Kimberly's cookie site. Wow. Her beautiful cookies are as much pleasure to stare at as they must be to eat.

Sassy Southern Lady said...

When I was in elementary school, my favorite part about our valentines party was the big red heart shaped cookies from the bakery. I have been thinking of these a lot. I may have to find a recipe and give it a try.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jacqueline,
Oh the sugar cookie is about my favorite of all time. Yours are simply beautiful. Do you ice them too? I usually do mine lightly in white.
Love the darling cookies from your friend Kimberly. What a talent and so creative. I can almost taste these goodies.
Love your pics as always and the sweet pink stripe goodie bag.

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Old Time Cindy said...

Just found your blog and now a follower. Love your photos! I also make heart shaped sugar cookies for Valentine's Day.
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Your cookies look perfect!

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
"Nothing says lovin' like something from the oven...and your Sugar Cookie Love says it best!!!"
I adore the collage with the tray of sugar cookies!!!
Fondly,
Pat

lynn said...

just the perfect vday post ever! the cookies are so cute on the pretty platter and cutting board, jacqueline! off to check out bumble blossom!

Blondie's Journal said...

I think sugar cookies are my favorite...so simple and sweet! Your photos are lovely as always!

XO,
Jane

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Jacqueline! Mmmm, sugar cookies! Now I want some! You presented them so sweetly. Thanks for sharing Kimberly's creations also. Gina

pink*cherub*moon said...

Your cookies look so sweet and puffy and very yummy! Love the little plate they're on too! I also like your friend's cookies - yum! Little things like this make days so special! Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Leena

Linda Miller said...

Jacqueline, I just love the pictures you take for your blog. You have an excellent eye for composition with the camera. I really like your collage of the heart cookies on the red flowered plate with the three smaller pictures on the side. I have added your link to my blog. Thanks for all your inspirational photos. I look forward to seeing what you do each day.

Haworth said...

I adore sugar cookies, Jaqueline, and those hearts are so lovely. I enjoy eating them with lemonade in summer, or with tea in the colder months. Your post makes me think I should make some to have on hand during the snowstorm that's coming... sugar cookies and snow sound perfect together!

Cindy said...

I can almost smell the sugar and butter when i look at those sweet little heart shaped cookies. I love love the Sweet Shop pink and white striped bag too! Is that from a candy shop near you? I will go visit your friends blog right now!

Cindy

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I love simple sugar cookies!

Kay said...

OK, this post made me really hungry to bake and eat cookies! Your photos are so pretty! My cookies of choice are not the roll out and cut and decorate kind. Besides the fact that they take sooo much time, I do not have the artistic talent to decorate much other than smearing buttercream frosting on top and sprinkling with colored sugar, which I let my grandkids do (more on cupcakes than cookies). I will leave the beautifully decorated ones to Kimberly, which she does so well! Thanks so much!! Love, Kay

Pamela Gordon said...

I love sugar cookies too. I alway make heart shaped ones in February and of course the shapes for Christmas too. Since I'm at my daughter's this month we're going to make cupcakes with Valentine papers and picks.

Merlesworld said...

Do they taste as good as they look, because they sure look good.
merle.......

Pat said...

Hey there! As always, I'm loving your blog posts....the sugar cookies are very beautiful and my favorite. I know they taste beautiful too! You have such a way with your camera and I certainly enjoy visiting Cabin and Cottage!!! Happy Valentine's Day to you...pat

Bella said...

Hi J,
Yummy yum yum!!! I Love luv luv sugar cookies, when I decorate maybe 1/2 get decorated cause I LOVE them plain :-) Your friends cookies are delightful, love the ewe <3
Hugs,
Bella

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

I can even smell them! I love that old sifter (I guess that is what it is). I am enjoying your new collages too :)

Danielle Giannandrea said...

Your sugar cookies are delicate and lovely. A perfect Valentine's Day treat!

Danielle

SizzleandZoom said...

I visited her site and it was tempting to order but I have to say your sugar cookies tempt me the most.

Crystal Grandeur said...



Lovely presentation...so good to see everything.Thank you for dropping a comment.:):):)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

The cookies look yummy!
Love how you have the old drawers in these photos, they have great detail!

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