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High Heels and Purses Cookies

plate of decorated cookies in the shape of high heels

Apparently a girl has to have a collection of shoes and purses to make any outfit complete. Really? That thought might apply to many but not to me. I would prefer to be in jeans and t-shirts year round. No accessories and one pocketbook big enough to hold snacks, juice boxes, a wallet, a phone, band aids, tissues, and probably a hot wheels race car or two. I am just not a frills sort of a person. Boring, yes, you might say so!

But…when it comes to cookies, I think you can’t have anything too cute, too over-the-top, too this or too that. Just bake and eat what you love. So with that in mind I am sharing these very pink and girly cookies that I made for an accessory swap which was a fundraiser at our elementary school. What’s an accessory swap? So glad you asked!

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An accessory swap was the idea of the very creative and generous women who hosted this event. You could do this with a group of girlfriends or hold a fundraiser like this event. Each woman bought a ticket to attend with the money going to our PTO and, in the week leading up to the party, each dropped off items from home like necklaces, pocketbooks, scarves, shoes, earrings, and the like, with which she was ready and willing to part.

Every donated item equaled one treasure that could be picked out at the accessory swap. The hosts organized the event beautifully, with all of our donated (and used) items transformed into a display that rivaled any shop you might frequent.

We took turns, picking out items in rounds so that everyone had a turn to shop and choose something special. It was a fantastic night. Lots of laughter, plenty of time to visit with old and new friends, and we all went home with something to add to our own closets.

The hosts spent so much time and effort to make this a special evening. Many thanks!! I was happy to share these cookies. The colors of the event were black, white and pink. I found a cookie cutter fairly easily for the shoes but for the purse had to be a bit more creative.

Start with a bell-shaped cookie cutter, cut a small circle out for the space under the handle, then cut off the bottom of the bell to make the edge straight. Much easier than that sentence made the process sound!

plate of decorated sugar cookies topped with pink and black royal icing in the shape of purses
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Annette Rushing

Sunday 18th of February 2018

where do you buy the mold for the purse and heel cookie cutters?

Holly Baker

Sunday 18th of February 2018

Hi Annette, The cookie cutter for the high heel shoes was from Michael's and I used a (Christmas most likely) cookie cutter in the shape of a bell for the purses. I did just look on Amazon and there are choices for both. Such fun making these cute cookies!

Julie

Thursday 20th of June 2013

These are so creative and cute. Great job, Holly!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Barb | Creative Culinary

Friday 14th of June 2013

What a fun event...but I'm not sure the event could begin to be more fun than your cookies; so creative and pretty. Love your ingenuity with the bell shape Holly!

Holly @ abakershouse.com

Friday 14th of June 2013

It was fun, Barb, and the idea was tossed around that the 'swap' could be done in many areas-- kitchen gadgets, clothing, artwork and more. Lots of fun especially for this fundraiser for school.

Maria

Friday 14th of June 2013

Ohhh how adorable!!!! Love the cookies!

Holly @ abakershouse.com

Friday 14th of June 2013

Thanks, Maria! I hadn't made many pink cookies before and it was fun to play around with the food coloring gels. With two boys at home, we don't see a lot of pink so this was a fun project.

Karen Harris

Friday 14th of June 2013

These are such a fitting and tasty addition to a wonderful event. It sounds like so much fun.

Holly @ abakershouse.com

Friday 14th of June 2013

Thanks, Karen, it was such a fun night. I came home with a great purse, a necklace and a few other things and it was fun to see who picked the things I donated too.