“Talk about gorgeous. This is a gorgeous book.” —Lance Bass
An instant classic containing Emily Hutchinson’s never before shared cookie recipe!
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. Here 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. Recipes include:
- 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 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 in Seattle with her husband and three children.