“I’ve never seen someone decorate a cookie better, and I’ve never tasted better cookies. . .” —Debbie Matenopoulos, cohost, Hallmark Home & Family
“Talk about gorgeous. This is a gorgeous book.” —Lance Bass
An instant classic containing Emily Hutchinson’s never before shared cookie recipe!
Emily Hutchinson, of The Hutch Oven, has spent years mastering the art of buttercream-frosted sugar cookies—and now she’s ready to share her secrets for creating her picture-perfect (and delicious) sweets. Here Emily will take you through the four seasons with a series of cookies for each, all while sharing her story—how she struggled after her young daughter’s death and later triumphed in the kitchen, turning pain into purpose.
Relatable, passionate, and honest, Emily presents a collection of recipes and tips that will make you fall in love with her style and technique as well as the process of frosting traditional cut-out cookies that people will rave about for years to come.
Creative Cookie Decorating is unlike other cookie cookbooks because of Emily’s ability to elevate the typical cookie into a masterpiece that looks “too good to eat” but is too delicious not to. Recipes include:
- Classic sugar cookie
- Gluten-free sugar cookie
- Dairy-free sugar cookie
- Chocolate sugar cookie
- Red velvet cookie
- Crusting buttercream
- Dairy-free buttercream
- Honey glaze
- Berry buttercream
- And more!
Through hundreds of detailed, step-by-step photographs, you’ll learn how to roll, cut out, and create 100 different cookie designs as well as become familiar with the necessary steps to make perfect, smooth-crusting buttercream. In addition to basic, dairy-free, and gluten-free cookie recipes, you’ll get easy ideas for transforming your buttercream in flavor and design. With Emily’s help, you will be encouraged and inspired to make perfect and beautiful cookies for any event, party, or celebration.