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Sea Shell Sugar Cookies… Serious Sugar Overload!

Here’s a quick peek at what I’ve been up to this week…

300 of these

and 300 of these

and 300 of those little white shells in the photo. Hallelujah! I am  finally finished with this massive cookie order! Seven days, fifteen batches of cookie dough, 900 cookies, and 300 bags later, they’re all wrapped up and ready to be picked up later today. I do owe those little starfish an apology. My outburst of naughty language was fueled by a bunch of little arms breaking off of these delicate little guys. All iced with dots and swirly lines, I loved how they turned out. I’d even make more ~ maybe not 300 all at once.

What I’ve learned from this is that I really do have a point in which my craving for sugar goes away. 900 cookies later, I have absolutely no desire for sugar. I got a little nervous wondering what in the heck am I going to do, I have a baking blog and want nothing to do with sugar. Not to worry, I have a feeling that ice cream, brownies, and cookies will be in my near future. The sweet tooth gene is part of my DNA and once these little guys are picked up, it won’t be long before I’m inspired to create something else loaded with sugar.

If you can believe it, I’m off to roll out more cookie dough for a Friday order,  twenty cookies for a cheerleading team. Somehow, this seems like no big deal at all! When life settles down in the next few days, I’ll post a quick tutorial on how to make the marbelized design on the large shells. You won’t believe how simple it is to do. I’m off to catch up on my favorite baking blogs and see what everyone has been up to!

Big hugs and thank you’s to Bridget at Bakeat350 and Paula at Vanilla Bean Baker. You are both my cookie inspiration. Thanks for your advice and encouragement! Also, my sanity would not still be intact had it not been for my mom, my baking partner in crime, who tied hundreds of bows, and rolled out cookie dough for hours with me! And Kendall J. it wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun without you too!

So long  beachy sugar cookies. I think I’ve earned a day at the beach!

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13 Responses to Sea Shell Sugar Cookies… Serious Sugar Overload!
  1. Becki D
    July 22, 2010 | 6:06 pm

    900 HUNDRED cookies?!?! you deserve a medal!!

  2. bridget {bake at 350}
    July 22, 2010 | 6:39 pm

    Whew! I feel like *I* can breathe again! You deserve SEVERAL cocktails! Cheers!

  3. Cookbook Queen
    July 22, 2010 | 6:58 pm

    Loved the comment you left me earlier, I’d totally be up for some girl time/trashy tv/housewife stalking. Sigh…maybe one of these days??
    The biggest cookie order I’ve ever had is 300, so you definitely have my respect. Have fun at the beach, the cookies are gorgeous and you’ve earned it!!

  4. Tessa
    July 22, 2010 | 7:37 pm

    A day at the beach may definitely be required. That’s quite the cookie order! They look great though!

  5. Karyl
    July 23, 2010 | 5:42 am

    You are a machine! The cookies are beautiful!

  6. Amanda
    July 23, 2010 | 6:41 am

    Yikes, that’s a lot of cookies! I bet you’re relieved that they are finished. They look lovely. Love the colors!

  7. Joyce
    July 23, 2010 | 2:31 pm

    Yum! These look great. You should stop by my blog because I might have something for you. :D See you soon!

  8. Sheila George
    July 27, 2010 | 8:40 pm

    They turned out great Katie! Congrats on a job well done! :)

  9. soph
    July 28, 2010 | 10:48 am

    These are so beautiful! The nautical theme gives me a relaxed and serene feeling! Good job girl!

  10. Paula
    September 4, 2010 | 6:01 pm

    I can’t believe I missed this post Kate! This was such a huge order to contend with and you did absolutely astounding work. I’m sure there will be lots of new customers and repeat customers because you delivered in such a phenomenal manner.
    So sorry that I’m just seeing this now. Just tonight I noticed the link back on my blog. Very belated but much appreciated thanks.

  11. Jon
    September 29, 2010 | 5:29 pm

    They look amazing. Do you deliver to the UK? Please say yes!

  12. nerja rental
    November 17, 2010 | 6:53 am

    900 COOKIES??? ur are what we call a legend in the U.K i cant even bake 9 cookies let alone 900, ur like the hero of the baking world. :)

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