The hubby and I are experiencing fall in New Hampshire for the first time. We hiked the Welch and Dickey Loop recently and experienced a beautiful combination of granite and autumn leaf views. Although there were pops of red and bright orange, the scene was this most amazing, gentle gradient of yellows with undertones of gold and brown. Almost ombre. My inspiration for the peaceful and pretty pumpkins. And on the drive home I spied this adirondack chair with a skull/jack o lantern face cut out of the back. You know that was meant to be a cookie. #cookieplatesfortheneighbors
Graciously, Meri Meri allowed me to capture their 2018 Halloween designs in cookie form. These went out to the yearly GO BO Bake Sale, fundraising to fight childhood cancer. Here’s hoping that one day we will find the way to cure or prevent cancer.
You know when you can’t get a song out of your head…? This particular one coincided a dear friend’s birthday and so the center cookie came to be created. I love the tall cake designs by Aime over at The Painted Pastry ; I took inspiration and put my own fall spin on several cookies for the set. The edible oak leaves came from talented Tammy Holmes. Lastly, what birthday would be complete without party hats and party blowers???
I made some mini fall leaves earlier in the season and now it was time to pull out the big guys. These full sized fall leaves went to a support group gathering for String of Pearls. Autumn is a time for reflecting , apropo especially in this case.
Autumn, in all it’s splendor, is my favorite time of the year. To celebrate the colors of the season, I baked some “autumnal” mini cookies to hand out to the neighbors! Just a little color to enjoy before we quiet down for winter.