10 Years of Blogging : 10 Favorite Decorated Cookies

Ten! (10!!!!!!!!) This Sunday marks 10 years of Bake at 350.
How in the world did this happen?

Once upon a time, my sister and I had a little (private) blog where we shared complete randomness, recipes, and horrible photos. (My photos were horrible...hello, flash!...hers were actually good.) After almost a year, I decided that maybe I'd try a new blog where I could share with relatives who were interested how I was decorating cookies.

Never in a million years did I think that anyone else would read it. From this little post (with one photo...ONE!), Bake at 350 was born. Fun fact: Mr. E came up with the name "Bake at 350." I think I was zeroing in on "Bridget's Cookie Blog." Thank goodness for Mr. E.

Today, to celebrate 10 years, I thought I'd share my 10 favorite decorated cookies. (This was tough, as I still have many more favorites.) Here they are, in no particular order.
(Click the links to go to the original posts.)

1. Double-Decker Stripey Hearts

Double-Decker Stripey Hearts decorated cookies | bakeat350.net

So simple, but I love them so. The stripes, the double-decker-ness, the black and white. These speak to me.

2. Painted Christmas Trees

painted christmas tree cookies, inspired by Sur la Table | bakeat350.net

Christmas cookies are always special, but I love these because at the time I used a couple of new techniques. They're also inspired by some Christmas dishes at Sur la Table that I drool over every year. Maybe someday I'll treat myself.

3. Take a Little Pizza My Heart Cookies

Take a Pizza my Heart Decorated Cookies | bakeat350.net

Oh gosh, I love everything about these. From the heart-shaped pepperoni, to the melty cheese, to the cheesy title. Love.

4. Leprechaun Cookies

lerprechaun cookies | bakeat350.net

OK...every time I see this guy, he makes me smile. That beard just kills me.

5. Paris-Themed Cookies

Paris-Themed Decorated Cookies | bakeat350.net

Black-outlined cookies are my favorite. And maybe I love these just a little because I was SO STRESSED about piping that Eiffel Tower and in the end, they actually worked out. *whew*

6. Pier Giorgio Frassati Cookies

Pier Giorgio Frassati Decorated Cookies | bakeat350.net

I'd made saint cookies before, but these are my favorite. Frassati is the patron of the high school Jack attended, and I made these for a teacher in-service lunch. I love his pipe, his smile, and that Pocky walking stick. (And there's that black outline again.)

7. Cherries

Cherries decorated cookies | bakeat350.net

Maybe it's because I used to work for Mary Engelbreit. Maybe it's because I love cherries, dots, yellow, and red. Whatever the reason, these little cherry cookies make me so happy.

8. Taco Belle Cookies

Taco BELLE decorated cookies | bakeat350.net

I mean, what's not to love?!? ♥

9. Fried Chicken Cookies

Fried Chicken Decorated Cookies | bakeat350.net

Continuing on with the food motif (have you noticed that a lot of my favorite cookies are food-themed?), I present the fried chicken cookie. Again, the black outline. Again, the cookie design is so simple. I remember bringing that bucket of chicken cookies to our neighbors and whispering a little prayer as I walked over, "God, please don't let them think I'm crazy." 

10. Happy, Happy, Happy Cookies

Happy, happy, happy cookies with roses, dots, and scallops | bakeat350.net

Well, these just make me happy. ♥

Thank you, thank you, thank you for reading the blog. Really. THANK YOU. 
Here's to 10 more?!? 
{10 favorite RECIPES coming tomorrow!}



  1. Sweetie pie:)(I can say that I am 63..)..KUDOS! I fell in love w/ your cookies when I first discovered you.I am so happy to have your books in my collection.
    It has been such a joy reading your blog..hearing about your dad..watching Jack become a collegiate:) Stepping back in time when you show pics of him:)
    Thanks for everything you do..

    and through you..I scavenged for Pioneer Women Flea Market line..(I LOVE!!)..and found Sugarbelle at Michaels..and love TJ even more.
    You are such a kind and good and talented girl.

  2. Congratulations! I love your blog and am so happy that you have been so successful! Looking forward to 10+ more years!

  3. I have followed your blog for 7 years! You and Callye taught me everything I know about cookie decorating. Here's to many more years of cookies!

  4. Happy Blogaversery!! Okay - totally not a word but I'm so happy you decided to share your cookie talents with the world! xx, Rose

  5. Congrats! And thanks for helping me turn an attempt for a goody box for my nephew into a true hobby! Love your blog AND your books!

  6. You are the genuine article! I feel like I have been there from the start. All of your cookies are so cute/pretty! It feels so homey when I visit your blog and I know it has to do with you being yourself (which is great) and that shines through all that you post. ❤️ Congrats on 10 years, and cheers to many more! ❤️

  7. I have been following you for most of these ten years and I have both of your books (which I love!). The happy, happy cookies & the painted Christmas trees are my favorites as well. I still have the be brave & try the painted tree myself. Congrats on ten years!

  8. MAJOR congratulations on the blog anniversary! Keep up the awesome work and inspiration.

  9. Congratulations, Bridget! I have followed you since you started and have always admired your work! Thank you for your talent, sharing your stories and a beautiful blog! God bless you!

  10. Happy Blog-anniversary! I've loved reading your blog and drooling over all your delicious looking cookies for most of your ten years!! Here's to 10 more drool-worthy years!!

  11. Hi! I´m Isabel and I´m writing from México! I love your blog!! Congratulations!!! I´ve been reading it for a while, love your cookies!!!, because of you I have the star wars cookie cutter from william´s sonoma :) super hard to decorate, i´m still working on it. Finally I´ve the courage to write and ask you about the royal icing. The problem is: I don´t have the paddle attachement, I use the regular beaters at low speed but the mix gets really bubbly and dries opaque and with little holes (so I use store-bought royal icing) any advice?? please!! with a whisk by hand?? Thank you! And greetings fron México.

    1. Hi Isabel! It could be that your royal icing has a bit too much water in it. That can cause the little holes as well. Also, once it is thinned, let it rest for a bit with a damp dish towel covering the bowl. this should let the air bubbles rise to the surface. then you can stir gently to pop them before pouring into squeeze bottles.

  12. Hi Bridget! Thank you so much!!! I´ll work on that


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