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American Flag Icebox Cookies

In Cookies On June 28, 2014 4 Comments

As an immigrant, I never miss a chance to celebrate American Holidays. Today’s cookie project celebrates the beautiful American Flag with a fun and foolproof icebox technique. Here… Read More »

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Strawberry Molded Cookies

In Cookies On June 11, 2014 5 Comments

It’s been way too long since my last post but I am finally back in the kitchen. Yay! Turns out that making cookie dough is a bit like… Read More »

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Tiny Robot Cookies

In Cookies On January 7, 2014 10 Comments

My friend James is as obsessed with robots as I am with monkeys. It’s kind of our thing. He’s robot. I’m monkey. We’re grown ass dudes and we’re… Read More »

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Frosted Snowflakes Cookies

In Cookies On December 20, 2013 0 Comments

Did you know that all snowflakes have 6 sides? I was gathering my cutters for today’s project when I realized I’d never noticed that before. I mean, I… Read More »

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Christmas Carols Cookies

In Cookies On December 18, 2013 0 Comments

Christmas music has been blasting at my house for over a week now and so far no one has cracked. Success! Today’s cookie project will have you singing… Read More »

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Bringing Home the Tree

In Cookies On December 10, 2013 2 Comments

Picking the perfect tree has got to be one the most fun activities leading up to Christmas. Well, at least for me =) See, being a total OCD… Read More »

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Gingerbread Train

In Cookies On December 3, 2013 13 Comments

The holidays are finally here!!! And what better way to start December than with gingerbread cookies? Today’s cookie project takes the classic gingerbread cookie to a whole new… Read More »


Thanksgiving Place Card Cookies

In Cookies On November 22, 2013 5 Comments

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. A whole day dedicated to friends, family and food sounds just about right. I am never really sure what to eat… Read More »

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Argyle Pumpkin Cookies

In Cookies On November 19, 2013 8 Comments

Yay, I’m baking again! I know, it’s been a while since my last post and I feel really bad about it. Apparently some of my friends started counting… Read More »

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Maple Buttercream Sandwich Cookies

In Cookies On October 18, 2013 3 Comments

If you are a fan of maple syrup, today’s cookie will rock your world. Picture this: a nice layer of maple buttercream sandwiched between 2 crispy little cookies…. Read More »

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Pumpkin Pie Cookies

In Cookies, Fruit Desserts, Tarts and Pies On October 3, 2013 1 Comment

For my third pie cookie concept, I went with the obvious choice for this time of year: Pumpkin Pie! Pumpkin pie cookies were a tough one to figure… Read More »

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Apple Pie Cookies

In Cookies, Fruit Desserts, Tarts and Pies On October 1, 2013 12 Comments

Fall is here, and it only means one thing: it’s Pie Season!!! Apple pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie. I love them all. If you’ve been following SweetExplorations, you… Read More »

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Autumn Maple Leaves Cookies

In Cookies On September 26, 2013 4 Comments

When friends in the NorthEast weigh the pros and cons of living in California, one factor that is sure to come up is how much they’d miss the… Read More »

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“Get Better” Zelda Heart Cookies

In Cookies On September 24, 2013 2 Comments

What do you do when your geek roommate has shoulder surgery and can’t play video games for a few weeks? You make him Zelda Heart Cookies, that’s what…. Read More »

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Bride & Groom Cookies

In Cookies On September 19, 2013 2 Comments

Who knew weddings could be so stressful? OK before my Mom calls me in happy tears, no, I am not getting married. My friend Mary is. And the… Read More »

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“Home is Where the Heart Is” Cookies

In Cookies On September 16, 2013 4 Comments

My friend Will is in town from NYC and I had to make him something sweet to celebrate. My inspiration was pretty easy. See, Will is super social…. Read More »

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Balloon Animal Cookies

In Cookies On September 12, 2013 6 Comments

I don’t know what it is about balloon animals that makes me so happy but I always have to stop and watch whenever I see a street performer… Read More »

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Melting Popsicle Cookies

In Cookies On September 10, 2013 3 Comments

Summer is only starting in San Francisco (goodbye fog) and it only means one thing: ICE CREAM!!! So for a fresh take on this frozen treat, here are… Read More »

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Movie Night Cookies

In Cookies On September 3, 2013 3 Comments

As much as my friends expect to find freshly baked cookies at my house on any major holidays, I find that baking sweets for casual get-together’s can be… Read More »

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Baby Octopus Cookies

In Cookies On August 29, 2013 2 Comments

I hope everyone is having a great summer. It’s been way too many days since my last post so I hope the cuteness overload of today’s cookies will… Read More »

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Cookie Garlands

In Cookies On July 25, 2013 2 Comments

Summer is in full swing! Time to eat some BBQ, get a tan and use every possible excuse to have a party. When it comes to party tables,… Read More »

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Cool Summer Cookies

In Cookies On July 11, 2013 5 Comments

Sometimes the most simple ideas make for the best cookies. I don’t know what it is. Maybe after spending weeks piping royal icing into intricate designs and hunting… Read More »

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Lattice Pie Cookies

In Cookies On July 8, 2013 19 Comments

You have to love the fact that everything is in season right now. Strawberries, peaches, raspberries…I can’t get enough. Obviously, one of the best ways to enjoy summer… Read More »

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Yummy Tummy Teddy Bear Cookies

In Cookies On July 5, 2013 9 Comments

If you follow my Facebook feed, you know that I am obsessed with Japanese dollar stores. They are filled with unique kitchen tools and cutesy everything. During my… Read More »

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Independence Day Balloon Cookies

In Cookies On July 1, 2013 3 Comments

As far back as I can remember, it was always my dream to live in the USA. I could not shake it. Something inside my heart was telling… Read More »

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Mother’s Day Tattoo Cookies

In Cookies On May 8, 2013 3 Comments

My Mom is pretty Rock n’ Roll so these tattoo cookies are perfect for her. Growing up, most of my friends’ moms were into pink fluffy stuff. My… Read More »

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Butterfly Cupcake Topper Cookies

In Cookies, Cupcakes On April 30, 2013 6 Comments

I love cupcake toppers. You just pick a theme, plop them into plain cupcakes and you got yourself a party. I just feel bad throwing them away after… Read More »

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Meringue Cloud Cookies

In Cookies On March 27, 2013 5 Comments

It’s a cloudy day today in SF but I have just what you need to turn this gloomy sky into the cutest little cookies: Meringue Cloud Cookies! Meringue… Read More »

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Baby Godzilla Cookies

In Cookies On March 26, 2013 8 Comments

I am not even sure where the idea for this cookies came from but I like the way it turned out. It must be a result of my… Read More »

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Cherry Blossom Curvy Cookies

In Cookies On March 21, 2013 21 Comments

Cherry blossoms are one of the first signs that Spring is finally here. Lucky us, it’s been really hot and dry this Winter in California so cherry trees… Read More »

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Easter Chick Macarons

In Cookies On March 19, 2013 28 Comments

Get ready for cuteness overload with today’s recipe: Easter Chick Macarons. I’m more than happy with the way these turned out. It’s funny when you have a concept… Read More »

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3D Glasses Cookies

In Cookies On March 12, 2013 4 Comments

I still remember my first 3D movie. It was a cheesy horror flick on TV with some kind of swamp monster. I was around 6 and it must… Read More »

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Strawberry Macarons

In Cookies On February 21, 2013 7 Comments

Sometimes an idea will come to me and I will feel compelled to make it right away. Today’s cookie project is one of those: Strawberry Macarons. Classic macarons… Read More »

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Cute Fortune Cookies

In Cookies On February 8, 2013 1 Comment

Gung Hey Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year! I learned something funny recently. Did you know that fortune cookies were invented in California? It sounds so odd since… Read More »

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8-bit Heart Cookies

In Cookies On February 6, 2013 5 Comments

Now that we’re in February, pink cuteness is all around us. Heart-shaped chocolate box, fluffy teddy bears, it’s everywhere. Don’t get me wrong, hearts are cute, but most… Read More »

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Heart Macarons

In Chocolate, Cookies On February 4, 2013 9 Comments

Macarons are delicious but they can be a baker’s nightmare. For years I could not get them right. My macaron shells were either delicious and ugly, or pretty… Read More »

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Ooey Gooey Yummy Chocolate Caramel Bars

In Chocolate, Cookies On January 18, 2013 2 Comments

I had a hard time naming this candy bar recipe. What I really wanted to call it was “OMG you have to try this recipe now now NOW!!!”…. Read More »

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Citrus Slice Cookies

In Cookies, Fruit Desserts On January 16, 2013 3 Comments

Citrus fruits are in season and I could not be happier. I am lucky enough to have a lemon tree in the backyard and I am putting lemons… Read More »

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Poker Night Linzer Cookies

In Cookies On January 14, 2013 0 Comments

Linzer cookies offer so many possibilities. Today’s project combines a buttery shortbread cookie and 2 kinds of jam to create cookies worthy of any poker night. Here is… Read More »

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3D Elephant Cookies

In Cookies On January 9, 2013 3 Comments

Elephant cookies are cute on their own but make them 3D and watch kids freak out. And the best part is there are much easier to make than it… Read More »

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