My daughter decided she wanted to have a penguin birthday party this year. The party took place in September, but we actually have snow in Atlanta right now, so these seemed apropos for the occasion.
My mom asked me to make a set of Hanukkah cookies for her boss this year. I am not geometrically inclined, and it took forever for me to figure out how to do one of the Star of David cookies. I really enjoyed making this set, and wish I’d had more time to come up with different designs. I decided to use some Wilton pearl spray to give a pretty silvery sheen to the cookies – they looked lovely in person – not so much in photos.
Apparently the cookies were well-received. My mom got this thank you note (excerpted):
“I just wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoyed your daughter’s cookies that Mike brought home for Hanukkah. They were the best cookies ever! I had every intention of sharing them with the kids until I tasted one and then that went out the window. She did an amazing job and they are/were delicious.” High praise, n’est-ce pas?
I had every intention of making lots of Thanksgiving cookies to give and send to friends, and then I got strep throat and all bets were off. I even have a few dozen baked, undecorated turkeys and leaves that are going to waste. Yes, they’re still sitting on the counter taunting me – I can’t bring myself to throw them away. Since my least favorite part of the whole process is making and rolling out the dough it pains me that I never got to decorate those cookies. Here are some that I did manage to decorate.
Apparently I really like to make Halloween cookies! here are just a few more. The pumpkins were made using natural orange dye (Seelect Tea), For the pumpkin stems I just added some cocoa powder to my royal icing. It’s such a stark contrast to see the natural pumpkins next to the bright orange artificial cat jack o’lantern.