21 October, 2015

First Fruits

It all began so innocently... don't all adventures? Mine was born from curiosity after reading this blog post by KaHolly earlier this summer. "I wonder", I thought to myself, "how hard would it be to learn to decorate fabulous cookies such as these?" I did some research, watched a gazillion you tube videos and began ordering supplies... ready or not, I was on my way.  This was something entirely new to me, something I felt compelled to try. "Hey, if the results weren't any good we could always eat the mistakes, right?" I set aside an entire day... and it took every bit of that.  I used a sugar cookie recipe that I found online and, rolling out the dough with rolling pin spacers on my rolling pin, I found it simple to achieve the perfect, consistent 1/4" cookie dough as recommended. My first batch from the oven saw a few of the smaller cookies over-browned. Timing is everything and this, like everything, has a learning curve. I'm up for the climb.
First cookie blanks... all ready to be dressed up!
The first fruits of my labor, with some acorns and leaves thrown in for good measure. I'm learning... one cookie at a time!
Life is Good!
...and oh, so sweet...

18 comments:

Wendy Luane Barber said...

They look quite yummy. I am impressed.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Hope they taste as good as they look!,

cityquilter grace said...

adorable mrs g.....would say it's gonna be a short curve!

Melanie said...

My best friend is a cookier, as they are called. She has as many tools and gagets as I do for quilting. I never knew it was such an art!

Elizabeth Rogers said...

Oh, you did good! Have you gone to the website of Bake at 350. Brigit has a couple of books out on decorating and her site is an inspiration. I do have her first book but have not picked up the necessary tools to get the "right" look. You may just have inspired me. Thanks! Liz (Airdrie, AB)

Sherrill said...

Look pretty perfect to me! Good job!!

Janet O. said...

Fabulous looking cookies! When you do something, you are all in! Great job!!

Rebya Thuesen said...

Love this post. You are so talented. Keep up the "good" work.

Paula, the quilter said...

Ok I just have to say it: they look good enough to eat!

Quilting4U said...

Yummy!!!!!!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

How interesting. The result of your endeavors is beautiful ... and I would safely assume delicious. What fun!! Linda

~Niki~ said...

I just made cut out cookies yesterday. finally found a perfect recipe! yours look great.

KaHolly said...

They look FABULOUS. It's kind of fun, huh? Wish I could be there to help you, but if I can do it, you can do it! XO

MARCIE said...

They are very cute cookies! Love the shapes! I would have made them from gingerbread and called it good. Yours are nicer!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

They look great! Yes all my adventures/projects have an innocent start. Sometimes before I finish I think they could curse like a sailor

Laura Chaney said...

These look super tasty. I've always loved frosting like this on cookies, but have never attempted it myself.

lindsey said...

So funny that I just read this blog post. Last night a lady from church did a ladies night at her house and taught us how to ice cookies just like this! I can bake and cook but have always avoided icing as I cant get my hands around an icing bag and get in such a mess but by having someone demonstrate how its done made all the difference. Your cookies are amazing! I shall be looking for an apple cutter so I can copy your idea and will blog about our evening too!Thanks for the idea :)

Tanya said...

Yum! I have never tried such fancy cookies!!! Love that you can eat the mistakes. Wish I could do that with my quilts.