“Annie” Mania! | Orphan Annie Musical Decorated Cookies

How adorable are these fun replicas of Annie’s iconic red dress? We were seeing red (and not in a bad way) as we made these frocks!

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We paired the dresses with popular quotes from the show including: “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “Leaping Lizards!” Enjoy!

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Girly Baby Shower | Mommy & Baby Bird Cookies

What is cuter than a mommy and baby bird themed baby shower? We made these adorable mom and baby bird cookies to announce the arrival of a beautiful baby girl.  The mom birds were hand cut to match the invitation.  Although, after we hand cut them we realized that the kind of looked like a number 9! The paisley cutter idea “hatched” from one of our favorite cookie makers, Sweet Sugar Belle and a tutorial can be found at The Bearfoot Baker
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The Sweet Taste of Summer I Watermelons Cookies Galore

We just passed the summer solstice yesterday and it is officially summer! With school on the verge of being “out” no matter the district, sweet reminders of summer are everywhere! And it was with summer on our minds that we created yet another end-of-year-gift for our favorite educators!

Check out these “Happy Summer” Message Cookies paired with Mini Watermelon Slices! We’re especially proud of our layered rind and perfect (in our opinion), “watermelon red”

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All packaged up! Aren’t these cute teacher or hostess gifts?

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What do you think? Has summer arrived?


Day 5 of “A Very Jewish Summer” | Ceviche and Champagne from BisStyle


As our blogging event concludes, we travel today to the Holy Land and visit Meir at http://www.bisstyle.net/ who has dedicated the blog to group we would call in the States: “foodies”! The blog is so fun and captivating, his photographs of the food he both creates and captures from local restaurants are a treat in and of themselves – everything looks so good and delicious – one of our favorite posts was entitled (translated), “Time to Learn Chocolate” … enough said, so we clicked through and found a delightful post with photographs surrounding a visit he made to the French chocolatier, Valrhona, like we said, delicious!

Thanks for stopping by to visit us for “A Very Jewish Summer”. We hope you will continue to stop by all of the blogs we’ve shared this week. Here is a wrap up of the summer fun!

Day 1: Evoking Childhood Shabbat Memories…Prehistoric Style from Yenta Mamas

Day 2: Shabbat Style: Alfresco Orange from Chai and Home

Day 3: Camp Care Packages With Love from Made by Mamaleh

Day 4: Portobello Burgers with Sundried Tomato Aioli from Busy in Brooklyn

Day 5: Ceviche and Champagne from BisStyle

Day 4 of “A Very Jewish Summer” | Busy in Brooklyn’s Portobello Mushroom Burger


For those following our blogging party, do yourself a favor and click though to Chanie’s blog, Busy in Brooklyn, http://www.busyinbrooklyn.com/ … trust us, you won’t be sorry, you’ll enjoy her recipes, step-by-step instructions and beyond beautiful photographs of her creations. Each recipe looks better than the next (3-Cheese Broccoli Pull-Apart Buns, Speculoos Pancakes and Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Bites, and those were just the first three), needless to say, we already have plenty “bookmarked” to try in the Yenta Mamas kitchen!


A Very Jewish Summer

Yenta Mamas is proud to participate in the first inaugural A Very Jewish Summer! Five bloggers from the United States and Israel are getting together to present stylish and clever ideas to inspire your summer. Each day from Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21 a new post will be published by one of the bloggers on the topic of summertime, Jewish crafts, kosher food, and entertaining style. The blog roster features the leading emerging Jewish blogs today.

This year’s roster includes:

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Is Your Dad Groovy? I Happy Father’s Day Cookies!

Sometimes we have small amounts of icing colors left over … most of the time we combine them and make a really rich black (which is difficult to make from bright white icing), but this week inspiration struck for tie-dye t-shirts when we saw the bright array of colors in front of us.

With that, we decided to make these fun Father’s Day combinations for our dads and husbands – colorful sunglasses, “Groovy Dad” message cookies, flower power cookies – and of course, tie-dye t-shirts!

So, what do you think? Is your dad or husband groovy enough?

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Congratulations Graduates | Graduation Cookies

The school bell will be ringing for the last time this year and many kids will be promoting to the next grade level whether it be Elementary, Middle, or High School. We made these fun cookies because everyone still enjoys the signature symbols of graduation. We took a stab at a fun stick figure graduate. The other confetti and scroll design tutorials can be seen on  Sweet Sugar Belle’s blog.  MAZEL TOV to all friends and their children!

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Red, White & Blue Memorial Day Weekend | Nautical Cookies

Is it really the end of May already? What are your Memorial Day plans? We made these fun  red, white, and blue cookies for a boating birthday bash! A friend was heading out-of-town to her fathers boat, named the “Lady Lynn“, for a weekend getaway.  Anchors, life preservers, and birthday cupcakes completed the platter.  We added in some whale cookies in hopes that they get to see some of these majestic creatures up in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.  The Whales were inspired by one of our favorite cookie makers Sweet Sugar Belle. You can check out how to make them at on her blog here.

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Hot Off the Presses! Mollie Makes Wedding Bookazine includes Yenta Mamas!

About a month ago we were contacted by Mollie Makes Magazine, a U.K. “lifestyle and craft magazine for those who live and love handmade” (http://www.molliemakes.com/). The magazine was interested in including our Downton Abbey cookies (or “biscuits”) in their Spring/Summer Wedding Bookazine for pages dedicated to Themed Weddings.

We are so excited to be included in this wonderful publication dedicated to taking a look inside the “homes of the world’s most creative crafters”!

We have taken a couple of photos of the magazine cover and the inside photo of our cookies and byline. See our original Downton Abbey post here: http://yentamamas.com/the-dowager-countess-of-grantham-returns-downton-abbey-cookies/

Enjoy and let us know what you think about this really special inclusion, thank you, Mollie Makes!inside magazine magazine cover