Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Nightmare Before Christmas Cookies

You know my "usual" cookies are bright and pretty and fun. Well this set was not like that. A friend asked me if I would make Nightmare Before Christmas cookies. I really don't know much about Nightmare Before Christmas. In fact, I think I walked out of the movie many years ago. I'm more of a pink and unicorns and rainbows kind of gal, you know ;-) But I really like this gal that asked me to make them. She is part of my cycling club. And in 2007 she did her first double century ride. Yes, that's 200 miles of cycling in a day. I remember it because it was a really hard ride for me. I had made a bunch of mistakes. I rode out with the fast boys, I didn't stop for lunch, I didn't hydrate enough. So at the second to last rest stop, I was laying on the concrete for 45 minutes trying to feel better and here came Sarah very excited to be close to finishing her first double and she was dancing a jig. Yes, dancing. After about 180 miles of cycling. How cute is that?! She has this big smile and infectious laugh and I figured if she could look like that on her first double century, then yes, I could at least finish.

Sarah told me that she just wants my cookies and if I couldn't do Nightmare Before Christmas, I could just do pumpkins or something. I love it when I get to just play and not have a strict plan to follow, so I decided to have some fun. I did some research on the characters of The Nightmare Before Christmas and I made some cookies and cookie cutters and then Sarah and her husband Scott, dressed up like the characters for a halloween party.

Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Download Free Halloween Printable Cookie Bag Toppers HERE

I started by making Jack. Available HERE

 and Sally available HERE

 and Oogey Boogey available HERE

 and Zero available HERE

 and I added a pumpkin with a nice leaf available HERE
and a jack-o-lantern available HERE

 and then I used a simple circle to make Jack's scary face

 Sarah was very happy with her cookies
 and then Sarah and her husband, Scott, dressed up as Jack & Sally for their halloween party!
 Thanks for the fun request Sarah!
 Nightmare Before Christmas blog background for today:


  1. What an awesome Blog Cristin!

    Thank you so much for helping me out with the cookies. I am still in awe of how awesome the cookies looked. You are so amazing at this. They are also the best sugar cookies I've ever had. Yum Yum. They went fast at our Halloween Party and received sooooo many compliments.

    Thank you Cristin and Cristin's Cookies for doing such a wonderful job and helping to make my party a hit!

    1. Thank you Sarah. I was a little paranoid of this order, but ended up really enjoying it. Thank you for allowing me to share your picture of your awesome costumes!

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much Callye! Love to hear from you! And so excited about your latest news :-)

  3. You did an awesome job on this collection Cristin. One would be hard-pressed to say that you only do *unicorns and rainbows* extremely well :) Love how you made the Oogey Boogey cutter and the cookie itself turned out fabulously.

  4. I LOVE these!! they are so adorable and so fun!! Cute and cute!! I am amazed at thinking . So nice really.
    Patriotic Cookie Cutters

  5. Hello, loving the cookies... But where did you get the cookie cutters from?

    1. I made the cookie cutters. There is information and a link in the text right above the second picture. Thanks.


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