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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Holiday Cookies

I’m more creative with a sketchbook than a cookbook. I feed off the creative energy, fresh smells and laughter. I admire people who can create culinary magic out of simple ingredients. In the same way, I enjoy how artists can create magic with simple tools.

While visiting with family, my sister-in law was making sugar cookies. Suzy was mixing dough and rolling out cookies and I was sketching her baking ingredients. It was fun to be near the activity and the smells. When it came time to decorate the cookies I put away my art supplies and got busy... I like to decorate! 

Sketchbook Cookies
What's the difference between the Deluxe Sugar Cookies and my sketchbook cookies? My cookies are fat free, gluten free, guilt free...but unfortunately tasteless. 

Sketchbook Cookie Recipe:
1 Waterproof Pen
1 Sketchbook, 8x10 Stillman & Birn, Nova
1 White Faber-Castell Pitt Pen
1 Small Travel Palette 
Assorted Travel Brushes

Instruction: Mix with a generous amounts of creativity. Serve with a with a dash of color and pinch of humor. 

Deluxe Sugar Cookie & Icing

The real Sugar Cookies are long gone but the memory of that day lives on in my sketchbook. A day filled with of laughter, baking, sketching, conversation and sweet smell of cookies in the air.
3 Sister-In Laws. Suzy, Kim & Brenda

As we move into the holiday season I wish you peace, love and a life filled with creativity.


  1. Thanks for sharing this great holiday recipe and idea.

  2. Thanks for sharing this wonderful holiday idea and delicious recipe.

  3. I do love no calorie cookies... the real ones smell better. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  4. I made a watercolor recipe book for my daughters great fun but I like to bake too... my baking is better than my sketching🎄🎄

  5. What a fun day with your family, food, and art. Perfect! I'm inspired to do my cookie baking and deliver some to our new neighbors. This year brings a new home, new state, new community and best of all, a new (our first) granddaughter! Lots of cookie making days in our future! Have a blessed Christmas!

    1. Peggy,
      Sounds like you are embracing ALL things new...congratulations on the new grand baby💕

  6. I think your sketchbook cookies look very tasteful and tasty, not tasteless at all! Fun day for you three.