As a gift to a friend who also adores New Hampshire, I made these waffle cookies and bought some delicious Fuller’s Syrup to bring back all the best memories. Yum OHHHHH!
The waffles are simple square cookies. I added a royal icing layer in the form of a grid. Once dried, the cookies were dipped in extra thin icing to create the ivory icing covering of the cookie. I took a brush and scooped or moved the icing within the grids to make it look as real as possible. When that was dried, I mixed Americolor ivory and water and highlighted the shadows in the divots , etc. Chocolate brown for the syrup and egg yellow for the butter pat. Placed it all in a BRP Box for delivery!
T-Rexy. T-riffic. Beau-T-ful. I’m putting some creativi-T into these dinosaur cookies, inspired by the lovely art of Jane Van Der Karr and of Tiny Tudor Cookies. Current infatuation is the look of wet-on-wet technique highlighted by edible ink pens (try Teri’s awesome fine tip pens over at TweetsCookieConnection !!!). Classic and classy. Make love, not Roar.
Ahhhhh. Maine in the summer. Truly a slice of heaven on earth. Friends invited us up for a concert, good company, and a traditional lobster dinner! I had to think of something CLAWsome to bring with us and here is the resulting gift box. Please forgive the misspelling of buoy. Didn’t catch my error until we were already on our way. Still , they are cookies… they put their indignation aside.
It is my tradition to create a “punny” cookie set for my friend Kathy’s birthday. She has the mother of all green thumbs and her garden is a wonder to behold. Her produce has inspired many a cookie veggie tale. But lately, she has also been planting a veritable forest of trees on her property. Mother Nature is so proud.
Oh yeah. And she made me this incredible charcuterie board I used to stage the cookies!!
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
John Atkinson, over at Wrong Hands, has me in stitches. Chortling, nonstop. The way this man thinks is right up my alley. And yes, I have asked to use his cartoons as a jumping off point for cookies. I may or may not have requested permission and then bribed him with cookies. In any case, this set started with inspiration from the brilliant brain of John and modified with some Mayer mania. It was my set to encourage someone that they could do it! It’s all about the CAN do attitude.
These winter themed cookies were given out as small gifts for the holidays. The timing was perfect as they arrived as the temperatures dropped and snow was predicted. I particularly liked the mittens where each design was a little bit different that the next. Design ADD.