It’s here!  It’s here!  In case you didn’t know, July is National Ice Cream Month.  I enjoy ice cream all year long, even in the dead of winter, but I certainly indulge more frequently in the summertime.  It’s no secret that I have a major sweet tooth, but if I were forced to choose a single category of dessert that I like best above all others, it wouldn’t be cake or cookies or pie – without a doubt, it would be ice cream.  It makes perfect sense to me, then, to have an entire month dedicated to ice cream.  Not just a single day like other food holidays – doughnut day, chocolate chip cookie day, etc.  This deserves a full month to celebrate.

I found these ice cream-themed cookie cutters a few months ago and grabbed them off the shelf faster than you can say, “OMG so cute!!!”  It seemed only fitting to decorate some cookies for the start of National Ice Cream Month.  These were such fun to make and I loved the way they turned out.  I have a major thing for sprinkles these days so I couldn’t resist using some on at least one of the cookies.  The pink ice cream cones were looking a little bit too plain to me, and I knew I needed to do something to jazz them up.  I ended up just piping on a few squiggles near the bottom of the ice cream scoop and sprinkling with pink sanding sugar.  This was my favorite detail of all.  I love the sparkle it provided, and how it is reminiscent of the ice crystals in real ice cream.  New to the site and want to decorate cookies?  See my favorite sugar cookie recipe and my tutorial on decorating with royal icing.

This month I’ll be sharing some new ice cream recipes as well as some ice cream toppings and other ice cream desserts.  There will also be a themed giveaway, so keep your eye out for that!

Bless his heart, Andrew sees countless cookies that I make for various events covering our countertops only to be told that they are not for us and that he cannot eat them.  After seeing these cookies progress, he was more than a little excited that he got to taste one!