They’re Here!

Attention, attention! My mother, aunt, Chunklet and Chunklet’s sister finally made it to Chicago late last night! (Imagine bells ringing in the background!)

Even though their arrival is approximately three days behind schedule, they still deserve a “gold” star!

Fine, maybe several “gold” stars:

Though Chunklet’s sister likes the color green:

Fine. They deserve an assortment of cookies!

As you can tell, I went a little crazy with the cookie icing “flooding”. But, this was only my second attempt at ever decorating cookies this way, and it’s pretty fun. More than anything, I’m glad that all the baking prepwork I did over the weekend is finally coming to fruition! I had my mother and aunt eat the Mandarin orange almond tartlets, and they were extremely happy with the taste and texture. Plus, I had some leftover crescent rolls, so I baked a couple of those, which were immediately devoured! My aunt was amazed that I made everything from scratch! Yes, I can be impressive in the kitchen when I choose to!


19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Liz
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 17:07:24

    Gorgeous cookies! I’ve never done the flooded icing…if yours looks that good with only your second attempt, I better try it! Have a great visit with your family (are they getting some Dorie food tomorrow?).

  2. Three-Cookies
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 17:43:14

    Gold, green and bronze!

  3. Ronda
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 18:56:12

    Those are very pretty!

  4. Kathy
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 19:07:19

    Beautiful cookies!! Enjoy your visit with your family.

  5. Jessica
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 22:25:50

    Be aware: Chunklet’s sister is sneaky with snacks she likes….

  6. Andrew
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 22:30:47

    The gold stars remind me of Super Mario. Enjoy your family visit!

  7. Kankana
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 22:38:34

    i was enjoying it so much .. gold start .. several gold star .. teehee! i can imagine how crazy we can get when we have things handy with us .. and we are girls .. we are born to get addicted to decoration!! πŸ™‚

  8. muppy
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 01:55:28

    These look so cute!

  9. curtorimfoodieszone
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 02:16:34

    So cutteee, i like the several gold stars , totally cute!
    ur family must be loving all ur from scratch delicious goodies that also look stunning.
    U have done a beautiful job with the icing , very beauiful!
    Wish i could so too , and for a newbie , u are amazing!
    Am sure they would have loved the those tarts u baked.
    Yummy C , haveee funnnn!

  10. Elaine
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 06:49:44

    The important thing is that they arrived and arrived safely. Your flooding looks great! Enjoy your visit with your family.

  11. Clarkie @ Beloved Green
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 08:39:19

    I’m lovin’ the color combination of these cookies. They look so sweet together (pun slightly intended).

    Yea for family!

  12. claire
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 09:23:00

    how cute are those!!

    thanks for sharing!

    i am hosting a linky thingy on my blog if you have any fish/seafood recipes to share!

  13. Domestic Goddess Wannabe
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 13:35:23

    I bet these taste as good as they look! Very on-trend with the pastel colours too πŸ™‚

  14. Sarah
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 13:46:57

    I’m glad everyone finally made it! Your cookies look delicious!

  15. Cakelaw
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 15:27:21

    These look fabulous YC! Great job on the flooding. I hope you and your sister have fun.

  16. Missy
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 16:35:18

    OMG! That looks so clean and pretty! Love the icing work!


    thank you for your comment on my blog πŸ™‚

  17. Mary
    Mar 03, 2011 @ 18:27:44

    Your cookies are just wonderful. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your family. Have a great evening. Blessings…Mary

  18. Anita Menon
    Mar 04, 2011 @ 01:49:08

    The cookies look so wonderful! I hope you have a fantastic family reunion. I am sure they would have enjoyed their stars and bells.
    The icing is very neat. Great work.

  19. Cher
    Mar 04, 2011 @ 13:41:48

    Glad you finally got to share all of your goodies with your long-awaited visitors. Cookies and a glass of milk sounds really good right now!

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