Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunflower Cookies

My friend, Burcu, celebrated her 40th birthday yesterday (this picture is from last summer) 
so I made her some special Sunflower Cookies to celebrate her special day.
I've never made sunflowers cookies before, so they were a fun new project for me. I found these cute buckets at Target and I added a decorative birthday ribbon to the bucket. The sunflower cookies are on sticks, but instead of baking them with the sticks which I really don't like doing, I used the idea from Pam of CookieCrazie to simply tape the cookie stick onto the back of the cookie bag using big shipping tape.
I used extra long cookie sticks that I found at Michaels to test them out.
Since I finished my baking, I was able to participate in a nice bike ride yesterday. We did 67 miles with 6,100 feet of climbing. There was snow at the top of the mountain so that was pretty exciting to see out here in California. The climb up to the top was really enjoyable, but coming down the mountain was cold and very bumpy. The fast descent with all those bumpy roads hurt my back and hands from the rough road vibration. Once we got to the smoother part of the road, it was perfect and we went whipping around the corners like we were skiing. It was a fun day and a great work-out.
This picture wasn't from yesterday's ride, but gives you an idea of the gorgeous view at the top of Mt. Hamilton. Now just imagine it with snow along the sides ;-)

I was hoping that my first cookies with my new pink mixer would be Fairytale cookies with castles and crowns and cutesie pink items, but one of the cookie cutters hasn't arrived yet so that will have to wait a little longer. Next will be Cowboy Cookies after I get caught up on a little bit of paperwork and scheduling for family events. Have a good week everyone!


  1. HI there!!! I saw your comment on another blog and when I saw your name I had to come over. My name is Pinky with a "Y"!!!!! I have never met another Pinkie so just wanted to say hi. Your cookies look GREAT!!!! XO, Pinky

  2. @Designs By Pinky Hi Pinky! That was fun to get a note from a Pinky! I looked at your blog too and your gorgeous photos of Florida. We are going there next month! Thanks so much for reaching out and leaving a comment! Take care, Cristin (Pinkie)

  3. Hi Cristina! I know your blog and I've seen recently that you and I like your cookies and read what you write.
    I follow you now in your kitchen fresh and I invite you to visit mine.

  4. @Ratita Golosa Thank you for your kind note Ratita. I've followed your blog too!


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! I love hearing from you! Cristin