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November 22, 2020
Think Outside the Cookie Cutter

Learn to Think OUtside of the Box, Er, Cookie Cutter You don't need to buy a cookie cutter for every cookie you want to make.  Learn to think outside of the cookie cutter and you may just find that you can make all sorts of designs your cutters were never intended for!  When life gives […]

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November 2, 2020
Owl Sugar Cookie Tutorial

Owl Sugar Cookie Decorating In today's post, I'm going to talk through the process of turning an inspiration piece into an decorated sugar cookie owl! I'm calling him Professor Owl because he's wise (owl, duh) and the bowtie and vest look professorial to me! Inspirating Strikes in Odd Places Sometimes I would never refer to […]

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April 7, 2020
3 Cookie Designs Using Edible Moss

What's Edible Moss? What Do You Do With It? Let's talk edible moss! There are not an enor-moss (!!) number of uses for edible moss, but when you can use it, boy does it pack a punch, visually.  The photo above is my Easter cookie assortment for this year.  The 3 cookie designs using edible […]

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March 11, 2020
St. Patrick's Day Decorated Sugar Cookies

Shamrocks, Leprechauns, and Pots o' Gold cookies! Are you feeling lucky?  Then try your hand at some fun St. Patrick's day decorated sugar cookies!  After a few years of trial and error, I have finally settled on a sugar cookie recipe that I think is perfect.  You can see from the photo and tutorials (below) […]

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February 14, 2020
Valentine's Day Llama Cookies!

Do you llove llamas?? Enjoy this quick video tutorial for decorated llama Valentine's Day cookies! Hi Friends! Today's post is going to be a quick one.  Mostly I'm going to post the video below, which is only about 3 minutes since I sped it up a little, but I did want to mention a few […]

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I’m Amanda, and I put the AMANDA in A MANDAtory Activity (and I like a good bad pun). I loved making candles and soaps for friends and family and they wanted to buy them to share with their friends.  From that desire, A Mandatory Activity was born.

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