Chinese New Year 2014: Year of the Horse COOKIES

If you haven't figured it out yet, I pretty much mark every holiday and occasion with homemade sugar cookies. Since I started to learn how to make and decorate sugar cookies a few years ago, I have been somewhat addicted to it. The better and more comfortable I became with decorating, the more I wanted to do. Now, I honestly feel like I can make any custom cookie I want. It's definitely nice and convenient to have the skills to be able to create any design on a cookie, especially when it comes to birthday parties. The not so nice part is that it's a little too easy to gain weight. Lol. Making pretty sugar cookies is also time consuming but so is creating art. The difference is that we can eat the cookies afterward! Just don't forget to photograph them first before you gobble them all up :)

To mark the Year of the Horse 2014 this Friday, I decided do cookies with a painted horse. I threw in some Chinese lanterns and firecrackers too so that you would get the point :) It's been awhile since I painted cookies so it was a nice change. I was intrigued by a horse portrait my husband got from his grandma's cousin from Hanoi, Vietnam. I remembered it was displayed in our apartment back in 2001 when we were married. It was perfect and it didn't take very long to paint. It's so Chinese-y, which makes me like it even more :)

Kung Hei Fat Choy! May 2014 bring you peace, love, happiness, health, fortune and all that good stuff :)

Chocolate sugar cookie decorating in the works.


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