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Every Little Detail with Aproned Artist: Dot Mandala

Ah, summer. When my kids were in grade school, those first few weeks of summer vacation were like paradise. Sleeping in, staying up late, slumber parties, and lazy days - summer was everything they thought they wanted. As the days passed, however, they’d always reach a point when...

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Toolbox Talk: Shortening

The first time I heard about shortening was when an American colleague couldn't find it for a recipe she planned to make for Thanksgiving dinner. When she served sweet potatoes covered with melted marshmallows, I wasn't immediately...

How DID You Do That, Melissa?

[EDITOR'S NOTE: So, I've been pouring over your input -  here  - about what you'd like to see on  Cookie Connection  in its second year. And I'm happy to report that "more tutorials" is the most popular request so far - by a long shot.   "Happy?", you ask! Yes, "happy", because, you see, we're already taking steps to bring you exactly what you want! Just call us clairvoyant, if you please!   In addition to our monthly and bimonthly tutorials written by...

The Winner Reveal: Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ 2022

At long last, it's the time so many of you have been waiting for - the grand winner reveal in the second virtual edition of Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™! But, wait! What happened to the finalist announcement, you ask?! Good question. A few weeks ago, I posted a notice to this site that answered this question quite fully. If you missed it, it said..

Every Little Detail with Aproned Artist: Cat Tower

I wasn’t trying to pick favorites when I made a cookie inspired by one of my dogs. But ever since, my daughter has been campaigning for our cat to get a cookie of his own. I’m not surprised; they have always had a special bond. We’ve had our cat since my daughter was little, and they’ve been an inseparable pair. While the décor in her room...