Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Our blog has moved!

The One Creative Cookie Blog has a new home!
Please visit our new blog  - we look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas is Coming...

December is here!

Thanksgiving has passed, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and is actually, finally (according to my boys), suddenly (according to me) December!  How did we get here so fast and how did the jam-packed days of back to school, apple-picking, soccer games and college football slip by?  However it happened, December is in fact here!  
And so, too, are One Creative Cookie's winter and holiday designs...

These are but a few of the ideas we are cooking up this holiday season!
We've got individual cookies, gift baskets, cookie coins for your dessert buffet and Do-It-Yourself cookie decorating kits ("All of the fun, none of the mess!").  This holiday season we are offering a variety of new gift packages - some starting under $10!

For more ideas and for gift-giving made easy, you can find 
One Creative Cookie at the 
Junior League of Charlottesville's annual 
Mistletoe Market
Sunday December 9th 10am - 6pm
Boar's Head Pavilion 

Can't make the market?
Did you know that we can ship individually bagged cookies anywhere in the country?  Don't want to send a full dozen to each recipient?  No problem!  Order 12 or more cookies and have them delivered them to as many addresses as you'd like!  We ship USPS Priority Mail and UPS.

Still haven't figured out what to do about holiday cards?
Imagine your friends and family's surprise when your annual holiday photo arrives not on a card, but on a beautiful edible image cookie!

As always, you can email us here or give us a call 434.466.2151 to ask questions or place an order.
We hope to see you at Mistletoe Market this Sunday!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Chelsea & Evan's Cookie Bar Revealed

Self-described "cookie lovers", Chelsea and Evan decided to forgo a traditional wedding cake in favor of a decadent spread of cookies. The couple, who married at Pippin Hill Farm in May, chose six varieties of classic drop cookies.  In a nod to tradition, Chelsea and Evan also chose wedding cake shaped cookies monogrammed with their initials.

The ever creative Meghan Streit of Shindig helped the bridal couple create a display that would not only wow the guests, but provide an engaging after-dinner attraction.

I'm told that there was not a single crumb left at the end of the night...
just what every baker hopes to hear!

Grab a cold glass of milk and enjoy Eric Kelley's wonderful photos...

I love Chelsea's expression (lower left photo, she's on the right) when she sees the cookie bar for the first time!

Milk & Cookies - what's not to love?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

20 Years, Really?

Well, well, well...those 20 years went by quickly!  
This past weekend was my 20 year high school reunion.  My husband (who was a few years ahead of me at the same school) and I enjoyed a great night of fun, laughter and a little bit of dancing to some of the great classics of the early 90s.

My tiny contribution to the evening was some cookies featuring the South Lakes High School logo.  The cookies were gifts for prizes for some "superlative" winners, committee members and faculty.
Long-time friends from SLHS Class of 1992...we haven't changed a bit, right?
Already looking forward to celebrating 25!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Guess the party...Gift Certificate Contest!

No licensed character cookies, no problem!

I frequently receive requests for cookies to coordinate with a licensed character theme party.  Because I am a small business and obtaining license to use someone else's creative property can be expensive and require quite a bit of time and paperwork, I simply do not make cookies in likenesses of licensed characters.  However, this doesn't mean there can't be themed cookies to coordinate with your party of choice!

These adorable spaceship cookies were used for an "Angry Birds Space" birthday party.  Using the space "theme" and colors inspired by the paper products being used for the party, we were able to create a perfectly coordinated party favor!

 Ready for the contest?
These two sets of cookies were done recently to coordinate with two "character" parties.
Guess the themes of the parties in a comment below and you will be entered to win a $20 gift certificate!  Want to earn another chance to win?  Just share this blog post on your FaceBook or Twitter account or link back from your blog.  Leave a separate comment below for a second entry.
Winning entry will be drawn Friday, October 12th at 10am.

Birthday Set #1 - Purple/Green/White
Birthday Set #2 - Yellow/Red/White/Black
Pssst...You don't have to be right to win, you just have to enter!  And, I'll give you a hint...these kiddie-friendly characters have been beloved (and sometimes even parodied) for several decades.  Happy Guessing!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Fun ~ Gift Certificate Give-Away!

Happy Summer!

These first 5 weeks of summer vacation have flown by!  I am loving summer with our 3 boys!  This means less "social media" and more "socializing" in person, but rest assured that the ovens are still working and the cookies are still going out...there's just more emphasis on good-old-fashioned unplugged summer fun!  

I'm giving away
$10 gift certificate 
in celebration of's how to enter:

1.  Tell me what your summer fun cookie design would be.
2.  "Like" One Creative Cookie on Facebook or remind me that you already do.
3. Share this link on your Facebook or link this post to your blog.

Leave one comment for each item on the list you complete.
Winner will be selected using on 
Thursday, July 12th at 10PM...
be quick, this is a short give-away!

Happy Summer...Kelly

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New Flavors...New Possibilities!

Anyone who knows me knows that, at heart, I am and always will be, a Chocolate Girl.  So, when the incomparable Meghan Streit of Shindig Wedings & Events suggested expanding my business to include additional varieties of cookies for what she terms a "Cookie Bar" I jumped at the chance to develop some new recipes!

Several months ago, just when the holiday sugar rush was coming to an end, I stocked up on some baking goodies (you should have seen the look on the grocery store cashier's face when she saw what was on the belt!) and set to work to develop 5-7 new varieties of cookies.  Two days in the kitchen and untold pounds of chocolate later, I had recipes ready for taste-testing.  15 kind ~ and fabulously honest ~ friends graciously tested all nine recipes.  Some even enlisted spouses and children! And now...
One Creative Cookie proudly debuts nine new varieties of cookies!

 Espresso ~ Triple Chocolate ~ Midnight ~ Triple Chip ~ Toffee Pecan Chaos
Key Lime White Chocolate ~ Molassas ~ Snickerdoodle ~ Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut

Modern Classics

About that bride and groom who wanted a cookie bar in lieu of a cake...Chelsea and Evan were married on May 12th!  I provided over 300 cookies for their guests to enjoy and in record time, not a crumb was left.  I can't wait to see the photographs from the wedding and I promise to share!  In the meantime, you can be dreaming of the occasion for which *you* might like to have a cookie bar!

In case you missed the photos of the Cookie Bar Meghan & I collaborated on in the fall (I did the library stamp edible image cookies in the middle of the table), follow this link: Cramer Photo - Annie + Walt.
~~ Finally, a huge Thank You! to Jen Maton of If So Inklined Calligraphy & Illustration for the beautiful tags for the cookies!  Her work is simply stunning!  And it's not just for weddings...she has some beautiful gift ideas, too! ~~