Donna, my friend and former co-worker, started decorating sugar cookies in 2009 and became my first "cookie friend." She staged great photos of her cookies and introduced me to the networking of cookie decorators via FLICKR and Facebook. Recently, Donna has been on a sabbatical from the cookie world. She is enjoying golf more and time in the kitchen less. I suspect as the weather grows colder she will return to baking for her family and friends, but until then I'm sending some cookies to my "cookie friend."
During the last year simple star cookies took on a special meaning for us, but sometimes simple says it best. So, simple but SPECIAL stars and hearts for a very special friend.