Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Button Cookies

These cookies are 1-1/2" in diameter and decorated in royal icing. I painted the designs using pearl dust mixed with vanilla extract.

Here I attached a ribbon using royal icing to turn the cookie into an ornament.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Jewel Spiegel Gallery

My grandmother, Jewel Spiegel, just launched her new website:
Her gallery, located in Englewood, New Jersey, specializes in custom framing and has an incredible collection of fine art and gifts.

I have many happy memories of spending time in her gallery as a child and I'm sure after 45 years of being in business, my grandmother will have a lot of interesting things to share on her blog: Diary of a Gallery Owner.

Coconut Snowballs

The company cookie exchange is tomorrow so I've spent the weekend in the kitchen. These Coconut Snowballs are made with my usual orange vanilla spice cookie recipe, but I soaked them in simple syrup and coated them with orange zest and coconut.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The First Round of Christmas Sweets

Peanut butter balls with luster dust. Recipe from

I shined them up with luster dust from Country Kitchen because I have trouble making anything without putting luster dust on it.