Little Bites in the Big City.

The city was glistening this weekend. When my friend Wesley at Free People asked me to bring sweets to their holiday coat drive event in December, all I could think about was how perfect NYC is for the holidays. Everywhere you turn the store windows are festive, the fashion is cozy, and as annoying as shoving your way through midtown might be, there is no better time of the year to see the city alive. 

Now, when we think holiday desserts, there are a few classics, that we can’t seem to keep our hands off of. No holiday season passes in my house without peppermint bark, gingerbread cutouts, sugar cookies, and decorated spritz cookies. With a small budget, I had to be selective… with desserts? Almost, impossible!

As much as I wanted to create little Free People gingerbread girls – I will have to save that for another day 🙂

Instead… I did Holidays the Free People way. Hot pinks and bright sparkley colors – and everything but red & green.

At the event was the Free People blogger, Julia, with her camera and tons of awesome treats herself – DIY ornament kind of treats! Does the girl have my dream job or what? 

Check out what she does everyday @ BLDG 25 Blog based out of the FP home office in Philly. 

Now for all of you beautiful shoppers that requested recipes… scroll no further. Click and Print as you please. 

click, print!

click, print!

click, print!

Did you love the 3D carrot nose?! I couldn’t take the cuteness. These little guys were so easy. 

Pick your favorite sugar cookie recipe – or try mine! And then ice them with royal icing, and pop in an orange sprinkle, and the royal icing is strong enough to hold the sprinkle upright!

click, print!

click, print!

Thanks to again to all of the girls at 3rd ave. It was so much fun spending the afternoon with you all.

It really is the most wonderful time of the year!


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