Monday, December 21, 2009

Painted Cookies and A Skating Diva:)

I finally got around to making my mittens:)

I got the "Gourmet Choir" going..


I then dipped my cookies in royal icing that had Light Corn Syrup in it..and proceeded to have fun ~


I love doing these..! For any occasion!I add Sprinkles and coarse sugars and glitter..all edible..then paint w/ food coloring..straight out of the jar..tube..or diluted for more subdued colors~



Especially skating parties requiring mittens:)



I have always loved to bake..to paint.. to play.. I have Mary to thank for this technique..she taught us ..maybe 2 years ago now..?:)My technique is rudimentary:)compared to my teacher's... But I have fun w/ it anyways~
Merçi Mary~The Painting Cookie Diva~


She looks so joyful to me:)

41 comments:

  1. What a labor of love - they are just too beautiful to eat! A special treat for some happy little ones, I'm sure ;)

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  2. These are adorable. What lovely gifts or tree ornaments or placecards or...or...

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  3. Your making your teacher proud Nana...Those would be soooo much fun to decorate! I love when baking becomes a craft!
    Your little skating Diva does look festive and happy! I wonder who's tummy she'll end up in!, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  4. Your painted cookies are amazing! My green sprinkle ones pale by comparison. You are truly an artist in the kitchen.

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  5. Oh my! I cannot believe how beautiful these cookies are. Everything about them are perfect: the shape, the white icing, the AMAZING artwork. I can't imagine how long that must have took. I'm sure you could sell your mitten cookies :-) I know I would buy them.

    You are so creative!

    Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  6. omg all i hate to do was look! BEST EVER!!! PURE LOVE!

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  7. ok that was HAD to to do, i have no glasses on and i have been crying over dewey, but you are good at reading my mind! and my typos...

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  8. Monique, even your cookies are works of art. So special.

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  9. Beautiful! How can one eat a work of art such as those. Absolutely beautiful.

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  10. Those are seriously too pretty to eat. I would just sit and look at them, admiringly.

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  11. M, you are the best at the painted cookies! Like everything you do, BEAU! Happy Holidays to you.

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  12. She rteally does look joyful. Have a wonderful holiday season filled with your own joys.

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  13. The painting technique is what makes them so charming.

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  14. Your cookies are so beautiful. That looks like something I would really enjoy doing!!

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  15. you're really great! your cookies are so .... bellissimi!!!! I can not immagine how your teacher's tecnique could be..... :-))) kisses and merry Christmas

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  16. Your cookies are stunning! The painted scenes make these almost too pretty to eat ;)

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  17. Your cookies are works of art. I think they are the cutest cookies I have ever seen. Amazing!

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  18. Oh my those simply take my breath away...gorgeous Monique...just gorgeous!
    Merry Christmas!!!!

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  19. Happy Holidays:) You could all make these.. try.. it's so much fun.. :)It's like a little canvas ,you can sit in the sunlight,and relax~I wish I had learned when my girls were little..
    Have a great day~

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  20. What fabulous cookies... all those little hearts are amazing... great photos too> thanks for the great post!

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  21. Tes biscuits sont trop jolis. Ceux avec les cœurs rouges en particulier.
    Je te souhaite un très bon Noël ainsi qu'à tous tes proches.

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  22. Your cookies are wonderful, Monique. Truly little works of art. I've saved Mari's posts to get back to when I have time to practice.

    You saw my sad encounter with royal icing.

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  23. I've been waiting for your painted cookies, and I'm not disappointed - they are beautiful! You are an artist.
    Happy Holidays,
    Paula

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  24. Quel travail d'artiste, it's so wonderfull !
    Bravo, Bravo

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  25. Stunnnnnnnnnning. Nothing more to say.

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  26. I LOVE those!

    Merry Christmas,
    Carolyn

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  27. I forgot to ask for the royal icing recipe please.....thanks

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  28. These are BEAUTIFUL! Good job Nana :)

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  29. Here is the icing recipe I used this time and will again in the future..

    Ingredients
    1 cup confectioners' sugar
    2 teaspoons milk
    2 teaspoons light corn syrup
    1/4 teaspoon almond extract


    Directions
    In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth.
    Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.

    I added a touch more milk and a touch more corn syrup..I dipped my cookies face down in it and quickly spread more thinly w/ an offset spatula.. placed them on their back:) on racks they dried perfectly.
    I waited until the afternoon to paint them..

    Thank you!
    I hope you try them..I can imagine how many of you who paint.. will create miniature masterpieces:)Have fun..

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  30. Oh Monique! These are lovely works of art!!! Merry Christmas, my dear friend, to you and your family!!

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  31. Oh Monique, These are quite beautiful!
    A big Christmas hug from me to you
    xo~Tracie

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  32. These are the most beautiful cookies I have ever seen. If I were talented enough to make these I wouldn't get anything else done. I would just sit and admire my handy work constantly! God knows whom to grace with talent! Merry Christmas Nana! Pam

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  33. ils sont trop beaux ces biscuits j'en croquerai volontiers
    bonne fête à toi et à tous tes proches

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  34. Fabulous cookies. I half expected the little skating cutie to start spining around her mitten rink. So adorable.
    Maureen

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  35. Thanks for the royal icing recipe....tomorrow is our cookie painting class :-) Hmm, excited!

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  36. Oh Nana...
    35 comments what can I say that hasn't been said.

    These are exquisite.

    absolutely extradinary.

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  37. I don't think I've ever seen such charming cookies. I HAVE to try this! I wonder what the little ones think when they see such works of art before them, that their Nana made. Your pedestal must be very high. You are such a talent. Enjoy this time with your family.

    Happy Holidays..xoxo...Diane

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  38. Your mittens are exquisite!! I am hiring you for next year Christmas, I want to learn all these beautiful things from you - send me your catalogue SVP?..he he..
    Bises

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  39. Magnificent! a labour of love....truly truly beautiful.:)I feellike making them just for fun.

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  40. Works of art Monique! Beautiful - just as everything else you do is!

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