In Creative Cookie Decorating, Emily will take you through the four seasons with a series of cookies for each, all while sharing her story—how she struggled after her young daughter’s death and later triumphed in the kitchen, turning pain into purpose. Relatable, passionate, and honest, Emily presents a collection of recipes and tips that will make you fall in love with her style and technique as well as the process of frosting traditional cut-out cookies that people will rave about for years to come.
Creative Cookie Decorating is unlike other cookie cookbooks because of Emily’s ability to elevate the typical cookie into a masterpiece that looks “too good to eat” but is too delicious not to.
Through hundreds of detailed, step-by-step photographs, you’ll learn how to roll, cut out, and bake 85 different cookie designs as well as become familiar with the necessary steps to make perfect, smooth-crusting buttercream. In addition to basic, dairy-free, and gluten-free cookie recipes, you’ll get easy ideas for transforming your buttercream in flavor and design. With Emily’s help, you will be encouraged and inspired to make perfect and beautiful cookies for any event, party, or celebration.
- Classic sugar cookie
- Gluten-free sugar cookie
- Dairy-free sugar cookie
- Chocolate sugar cookie
- Red velvet cookie
- Crusting buttercream
- Dairy-free buttercream
- Honey glaze
- Berry buttercream
- And more!
Emily Hutchinson, of The Hutch Oven, has spent years mastering the art of buttercream-frosted sugar cookies—and now she’s ready to share her secrets for creating her picture-perfect (and delicious) sweets.
“I’ve never seen someone decorate a cookie better, and I’ve never tasted better cookies. . . . [t]he best buttercream icing I’ve ever had.” —Debbie Matenopoulos, cohost of Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family and author of It’s All Greek to Me
“Emily is talented and has a very clean and beautiful aesthetic to her work. . . . She offers a modern twist to traditional recipes.” —Sugey Palomares, Family Circle magazine
“Love love love these cookies! Tutorials are easy to follow, yet make expert-looking buttercream designs. The honey marble glaze is my favorite. Delicious and gorgeous! Emily takes sugar cookies to a whole new fabulous level!” —Stephen Lowry of SHOWBOY Bakeshop, Food Network’s Cake Wars champion
“Emily makes buttercream cookie designs accessible to anyone willing to learn! Her tutorials are not only aplenty (with a huge variety), but also come with clear instructions. Beginners and seasoned buttercream decorators alike will have so much fun going through all the different projects to learn and to receive inspiration to create their own designs.” —Lisa He of Borderlands Bakery, Food Network Christmas Cookie Challenge champion, and as seen on Netflix’s Sugar Rush
About the Author
Emily Hutchinson started baking as a small child with her grandmother. As she grew into adulthood and became a mother, baking took a temporary back burner. Then in 2008, her daughter Jenny passed away from SIDS. She was beyond devastated. With no hope in sight, her friends invited her to church, and she started to bake again. Ten years later, her Instagram account has more than 100,000 followers, she has taught numerous classes and appears on national television to showcase her popular techniques, and she has found a beautiful way to honor her daughter Jenny and make her family proud. She resides just outside of Seattle with her husband and three children.