Baby Cookies

24 Feb

Are more babies born in the spring? That is the question of the day. Two of my four were born in the spring. The other two were born in the winter. So from my experience, it’s half and half, but we sure sell more baby cookie cutters in the spring than we do in the winter.  Maybe it’s just because we get more excited about throwing showers and parties in the spring and summer than we do in the winter with all the other holidays. Maybe we just get in party overload mode in the winter.

Well, whatever the reason, ’tis the season for baby cookies! (I’m thinking spring because we got MORE snow last night. Sigh.)

Have you noticed that I’ve been using a lot of Wilton cookie cutter sets for my blog posts?  I carry a lot of their cutter sets in my store, and I’ve been meaning to get some example pictures up for them for a long time. So I grabbed a big stack of sets and got to baking. That’s why you’re seeing a pattern. :) These baby cookies were made with the Wilton Baby Cookie Cutter Set:

They were fun! I’ll start with my least favorite first. The rocking horses. Sometimes I can do them, and sometimes I can’t. This decorating session turned out to be a “not-as-cute” day.

I don’t know. Do you put faces on rocking horses? And if so, how?  Maybe I’m just not a horse person.

Next are the baby buggies.

And the teddy bears:

So the question here: How far apart do you put the eyes? I wasn’t sure, so I did 3 different distances. (By the way, I used black sugar pearls for the eyes on these. I really like using those for eyes.) I think I liked the blue one the best. Not too close, not too far apart.

And last, but not least, the onesies:

Awww. :) Baby stuff is just so cute and fun. We have a onesie cookie decorating card if you’re interested in more info on how to do some cute piped embellishments for onesies.

So we have the pink group:

The blue group:

And a mixed-color group:

Do you want to make some baby cookies? Comment on this post by Friday, Feb. 25 at midnight (Mountain Time), and you’ll be entered to win your own set of Wilton Baby Cookie Cutters plus our Onesie Cookie Decorating Instruction Card and our Baby Buggy Cookie Decorating Instruction Card. I’ll use random.org to choose one winner.

Thanks for reading! Now I’d better get in the kitchen and work on some St. Patrick’s Day cookies! That’s sneaking up on me!

107 Responses to “Baby Cookies”

  1. Patsy February 24, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    Karen,
    These are cute…I like the blue bears eye’s the best too! How about using the Wilton flower cookie cutters…I just got them and backed a nice batch…but haven’t frosted them yet…waiting until May Day!

  2. Jeannie February 24, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    LOVE your website! These baby cookies are so cute! Cookie making is my hobby that I enjoy with my two daughters- thanks for great inspiration!

  3. Lori February 24, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    So adorable! I think cookies onsies are the cutest since there are so many options on how to decorate them. It would be so great to win these as I don’t have a “baby set” yet as I build my cookie cutter collection.

  4. Rachel February 24, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Adorable! I love the white and pastels – it makes me feel like it’s already spring! Thanks again for the great ideas, Karen.

  5. Debbie February 24, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    Those are so cute! I think I like the pink bear’s eyes the best.

  6. Denise V. Moses February 24, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    These are about the cutest cookies ever. I checked out all three of the teddy bear cookies and they’re all adorable. I would love to win the baby cutter sets and instructions.

  7. Keli February 24, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    It seems like all my friends are having babies right now, or are due to have them and I have been wanting to make them something special. These are so cute and would make the perfect gift! Thanks for the great ideas :)

  8. Michelle February 24, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    Those are so fun! I love how the cookie cutters come in baby colors! And your cookie card looks really helpful (and cute!) Thank you!

  9. Christy February 24, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    I love this set! I also agree on the blue bear’s eyes :)

  10. Sheila, Mom to Six February 24, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    Way too cute. The onesies have always been a favorite of mine.
    We have an April and a July baby, but everyone else is Sept. (due this year), Oct., Nov., and Jan. So, mostly fall/winter babies here (dh is Nov., and I’m Dec.).

  11. sweetalltheway February 24, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    omg… you’re not only a baker, you’re an artist!
    Thank you for the inspiration.

  12. Lindy February 24, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    Yay! What fun cookies – so cute as usual, Karen! Would love to win (who wouldn’t, righ?) :) I hope spring comes soon, too!

  13. Vilma Short February 24, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    Love the way the cookies were decorated. I have lots of babies being born in my family this year so this set would come in handy!

  14. Brenda February 24, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Funny thing, I was just thinking that I need to make some baby cookies for my boss’ first child that is due in May. Would love a set of cutters with instruction cards (which I will probably need). I just ordered the cookie gift box for the upcoming cookies lol.

    thanks for everything you do Karen and Mike

  15. Natalie Byrd February 24, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    Love your baby cookies! my fav is the bear, he’s so adorable!

  16. Lisa February 24, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    Those cookies are TOO cute! I want to make some. I think the eyes on the blue teddy looks best also. With 22+ grandkids I could bake baby cookies for a long, long time. Thank you for the give-away!!! : )

  17. Emily February 24, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    I love the teddy bears!

  18. Melinda Blakely February 24, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    Adorable as always….it makes me want to go make some cookies! I have one child born in March and one in July. It does seem that the spring is the busiest for B-day Party invites for our kids…. I know if I were to plan it I would rather be big and fat in the winter than in the summer…LOL!

  19. Lola Cueto February 24, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    Oh!! yes!! these cookies are really lovely. They are sweet and look delicious but I think that I couldn’t eat them… they look so pretty…
    Lola

  20. Carrie in Bartlesville February 24, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    Those are SO cute! I have a onesie cutter that I got from you but I dont have the others. They would be fun to add to my collection! Thanks for your being so creative!

  21. Phyllis Palmer February 24, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    Love to win these!

  22. ginabrewster@sbcglobal.net February 24, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    Wow I am so excited about these cookie cutters! There are seven (yes I said seven) expected mommies to be at the Church I attend. These will make perfect baskets. I love your ideas, keep them coming:)

  23. Sheena @ theSheenBean February 24, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    Your baby cookies are much cuter than the ones I make. I wish I had your talent!

  24. aundreah brant February 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    As always your piping work amazes me!!! My sister in law is pregnant and these cookie cutters would be great!!! Thanks

  25. Tiffany February 24, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    I love these! So cute. I’d especially love to try the onsie and buggy.

  26. Rita - Greer,SC February 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    I love that baby buggie with the flowers! (Of course they’re all cute!)

  27. Julieanna February 24, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Your skills are amazing. These cutters will come in handy for upcoming baby showers!!! Thanks for all the great give-aways. I love your site!!

  28. Renette, HI February 24, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    Love this group! I’m a newbie…u make it look so easy….I know I can do it!

  29. IRISBEL GONZALEZ February 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    If I win the baby cookie cutters i will have the ~ MOST AMAZING CENTERPIECES ON MY BABY SHOWER =)

  30. Guadalupe February 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    I love them. They are so cute. I like the pink bear’s eyes the best!

  31. terri February 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    ooooohhhhh i would love to win these! i have a baby shower to do coming up VERY soon! i love the little onesies BEST! xo

  32. Yael February 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    They are all adorable- love the colors! By the way, the horses are as cute as ever- face or no face!

  33. Amy S. February 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    Those are just the cutest!

  34. Suzanne T. February 24, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    Those are the cutest! Wouldn’t they be a sweet gift for a family with a new baby! Heck, I would even make them for new grandparents–to welcome them to the “Grammy & Grandpa Club”!

  35. Margaret Cotrim February 24, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    These are so cute! Almost made me want to have babies all over again!! Mine are 17 and 19 years old and were born in summer and fall. I like the eyes on the pink teddy the best and the rocking horses are lovely.
    I also like using the black pearls for eyes.

  36. MrsAB February 24, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    These are some great cookies Karen. And I love the thickness of them. Are you using one of the recipes from your site? If so which one? Would love to win these!!!

  37. Ina Vanderhorst February 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    Too cute! :)

  38. Kaye February 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    No one understands the joy of baking like a baker does. As always, your cookie decorating is amazing! God has given you such wonderful talent and thank you so very much for sharing with us. If I had these cookie cutters, I would make cookies for all the ladies I know who are getting ready to have babies (many in our church…can’t drink the water there anymore!) I’d also do a round for the grandparents (Suzanne T’s idea). I’d love to win these so I can share with others….of course, I always have to do a taste test just to be on the safe side!!!

  39. Adelaide Martins February 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    Olá Karen que lindos cokies que fizeste agore. Adorei todos eles. em especial os cavalinhos e os ursinhos, mas as roupinhas dos bebés estão adoráveis. Tenho uma neta de 5 anos que adora “pintar” os cokies que faço. Em junho se Deus quiser irei ter mais um netinho e esses cortadores eram mesmo ideais para fazer cokies para comemorarmos o nascimento. Pode ser que apareçam cá por Portugal e poderemos tentar fazer algo parecido… Beijos Adelaide

  40. Loren @ The Baking Sheet February 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    LOVE your teddy bears! They are adorable!
    Makes me want to have another baby…well, almost! ;o)

  41. CathyN February 24, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    I have two nieces who are currently expecting, these sure would make cute cookies for their showers!!

  42. Kerrin February 24, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    Adorable baby cookies. I’m with you on the eyes- blue bear looks “just right”!

  43. Elena February 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    So cute Karen. Last year I bought you this Wilton set and it is really amazing! Anyway, your ideas of decorating are wonderful! I would like to participate in the giveaway to give it as a present to a friend who loves to decorate too…

  44. Elena Mayoral February 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    Karen, son preciosas estas galletas. En Octubre del año pasado yo hice unas galletas en forma de cochecito, biberón y onesie, claro que al ser las primeras que hacía quedaron graciosas pero no espectaculares!!. Además para poder hacerlas tuve que pedir los corta galletas a una amiga, Si los ganara, podría hacerlos en casa para mis niños y mis amistades siempre que lo quisiera!!!

  45. Cat February 24, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    Hey – the rocking horses look just fine to me! If only I was set up here to make cookies all day! How can your family keep up with eating all those cookies???

  46. Julie February 24, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    Soooooo cute Karen!! Love your blog (and your store) =)

  47. Kara February 24, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    Karen, if I could make rocking horses that look nearly as good as yours I’d be thrilled. Beautiful work. I love your blog. Lots of inspiration for wonderful cookie projects.

  48. Ada Barrientos February 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    These are so adorable! I love teddy bears they are too cute and I love the colors.

  49. Andrea Berman February 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    I love how you made the teddy bears with the freehand outlining. They look great!!

  50. Colleen Gura February 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    Karen! I absolutely love your cookies – they’re so adorable. This group of cookie cutters couldn’t have come at a better time for me because my best friend found out that she is pregnant – again! I’d love to make her some baby cookies as a gift. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas – you rock socks!

  51. Trista Lucero February 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    They’re all fabulous!! The teddy bears are my favorite! ;)

  52. Jessica February 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    Those cookies are supercute! My sister and myself were born in the winter and my brother was a spring baby, so maybe you’re on to something….

  53. Liz February 24, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    What adorable cookies! I think the teddy bears are my favorites. Thanks for sharing your decorating ideas. Looking forward to the next ones!

  54. Leanne ( Grozzie11) February 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    karen, well done, the teddy bears are my favourite and yes I like the blue one. If I win, do a redraw as I have this set and I wouldnt like to be greedy. thanks again for sharing some inspiration. leanne

  55. Lynn February 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    I rather like the bears eyes close together, give it an ‘interesting’ expression! thanks for sharing your creations!

  56. Angela February 24, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    I love the bear cookies, they are adorable!

  57. Laurie Hinman February 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    These are so cute!! My favorites are the onsies and the baby buggies. You do an amazing job!!

  58. Lisa Darby February 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    Love the dragonfly onesie, its gorgeous.

  59. Natasha Redel February 24, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    Too cute! I think the horses turned out beautifully!

  60. Jeanna Geiger February 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    I love the colors on your cookies. As for the rocking horse I am not sure but may a nose would be better than the mouth. :)

  61. happywhennothungry February 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    Wow these cookies are too cute! My sister is having a baby in July, so I’m definitely going to have to get these cookie cutters for her baby shower. Thanks for sharing!

  62. Tina J February 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    I love baby cookies. I like the eyes that are close together on the bears the best.

  63. gina c. February 24, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    I love your baby cookies. I think the eyes on your bears are all fine. I didn’t even notice the difference until you mentioned it. Keep up the good work and thank you.

  64. Cheryl February 24, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    I love your cookies and your store!

  65. Cheryl February 24, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    I love your baby cookies. Czimrn@aol.com

  66. Lindy February 24, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    You are so talented Karen! They are beautiful and look delicious! :)

  67. Lisa February 24, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    I love your blog and look forward to making baby cookies!!!

  68. Gabriela Tagliabue February 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    Super Cute! For my new nephew coming to this world in Mach 3rd!

  69. Julee February 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    Love your site. I like the blue bear also.

  70. Mar February 25, 2011 at 2:28 am #

    I love them! They are really beautiful, and I always learn a lot from you. lovely!

  71. Rose February 25, 2011 at 3:31 am #

    How adorable. I LOVE your teddy bears. They look so cuddly.

  72. Terri February 25, 2011 at 5:40 am #

    This is a beautiful collection of cookies…all the pastels are just too yummy! Love looking at your creations, Karen! TFS!

  73. Donna February 25, 2011 at 7:37 am #

    Your pony cookies are fabulous and the eyes on the blue bear are my favorite too. I wish I had just half of your talent.

  74. Kimmie R February 25, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    Those are just too cute for words….I have a sister-in-law who is expecting and several other friends due soon, so these cutters would be put to good use. I am new to the whole “cookie” world, just learning and your site helps so very much. I do the corn syrup glaze, love the taste and look, but having trouble with the detailing. I keep hearing practice practice practice…but I am not sure how many cookies my family, friends and co-workers are willing to eat LOL!

  75. Paula C February 25, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    I didn’t know black pearls existed! Love them, must order…the cookies are fabulous…love the teddies! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Pleasantly,
    Paula

  76. cletus February 25, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    I love the baby carriages!

  77. Gina L February 25, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    The teddy bears turned out adorable – that is one I think you need to see done first before you can jump in! Thanks!

  78. Heba February 25, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    I love the pink bears best but I want to make some cookies like this for my sister’s children for my nephew’s birthday next month, so PLEASE PLEASE pick me!! Your cookies have truly inspired me to want to make some like yours…. awesome!

  79. Dolly Babb February 25, 2011 at 8:46 am #

    I’m having a baby shower tomorrow for my daughter in law and so wish I had your talent to decorate cookies. These are adorable. I’ve purchased some of your cutters recently but I have no idea how you get them to look so wonderful.

  80. Anna ♥ Sugarized February 25, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    Oh wow! These are cute! Thanks for the ideas, I’ve been wanting to make some baby cookies for a friend who just gave birth. Just a question, though…the cute duck, dragonfly and flower icing on the onesies, were they piped or pre-made? If so, where can I get those? Thanks!

  81. Brandy February 25, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    OMG Karen, I love the teddy bears! So cute! I may have to borrow that idea some time.

    Thank you!

  82. Ronee February 25, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    I love these cookies so much! The teddy bears are perfect, all of them!

  83. Samantha February 25, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    I love the Teddy bears! So cute.

  84. Misa February 25, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    Ohh! I like this set! I want to have it! You are not baker, you are beauty and masterpiece maker!Thanx for giveaway!

  85. sharonk February 25, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    They are all so cute – even the rocking horses. The teddy bear is my favorite.

  86. Teresa February 25, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    Ohhhh! I love the baby buggies and even if i don´t win i will buy the set anyway.

    Congratulations on yours cookies.

  87. Margarita Fuentes February 25, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    You didn’t like your rocking horses I loved the purple !!!. Exquisite details on the onesies. And the taddy bears are the best I ever seen.

  88. Karen Ristau February 25, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    Dear Karen, I do have this set to you can pick someone else…but I love the way you did the bears and onesies..as someone else said you are such a great talent and I am so thankful for you sharing your ideas and skills with us out here in cyberland. What icing did you use for these? I want to use your meringue buttercream, but I use the RI and flooding techniques. I love how these cookies came out and thanks again.

  89. Tatyana February 25, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    Beautiful cookies. I like purple horse, pink onesie, blue bear and green stroler ;)

  90. Erin February 25, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    how sweet!! I love tiny baby stuff too…just warms my heart. :)

  91. Linda February 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    Love your cookies!!! The buggies are adorable!! I like the blue bear’s eyes best also…Here’s hoping to win !!!

  92. Carmen February 25, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Oh! son preciosas estas galletas, que cortadores tan bonitos y que bonita decoración, me encantaria ganar estos cortadores tan maravillosos.
    Besos y buen fin de semana

  93. Krissy February 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    I think your rocking horses are adorable!!! With or without faces :)

  94. Christie Block February 25, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Oh, I’ve never seen the black pearls…those are great eyes! These are darling as ever. I just saw the bowling ones too and I LOVE them!

  95. Lorna Putman February 25, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    These cookies are so adorable I cannot pick a favorite one. I love them all. Pastel colors are always pretty. I have to favors for a baby shower and she wants lady bugs. What is up with that ? ? Ladybugs ? ? But I would love the Wilton set.

  96. Esperanza February 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    I love that cookie set and I would like to have it in my kitchen.

  97. Melissa February 25, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    So adorable! I love the teddy bears!

  98. MAMI February 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    I LOVE THE TEDDY BEARS.I LIKED BEST THE PINK ONE.

    THANKS A LOT FOR SHARING YOUR TALENT WITH US.

  99. Gisela Feldman February 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    Hola Karen! Mi preferida es el osito azul!! Pero todas son preciosas, saludos desde Fuerteventura!!
    Canary Islands.

  100. Katie Peterson February 25, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    Karen-I thought the horses looked great! In my dreams could I make cookies look like that. My favorites were the buggies, but that’s probably because I am definitely a polka-dot and stripes kinda gal. Makes me feel like throwing a shower!

  101. glenda February 25, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

    I have just gotten into decorating cookies…because I am a new grandma!! Bailey was born 4 weeks ago and she is adorable. I made the onesie cookies for the shower before she was born and have added the baby bottle to my small collection. I just made some cookies for a friend’s baby shower. How wonderful to have the baby buggy as well.

  102. Cassidy February 25, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    Absolutely adorable! And I agree, the blue bear’s eyes are best :)

  103. Josie February 25, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    I love the entire collection! Very cute!

  104. suzy dorrington February 25, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    I wish I had these for the baby shower of my first grandchild, He was born on Jan. 16th. I guess I could make some Welcome to the world Declan Connor cookies!

  105. Charlene February 25, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    Your cookies are some of the most beautifully decorated cookies I’ve seen!

  106. natalia February 26, 2011 at 3:11 am #

    I love your cookies, your site and this set!!!

  107. Lauri February 26, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    Oops, I’m late! My favorites are the buggy ones :)

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