Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Painted Cookies Revisited for Easter~


I had stopped many of the Easter treats when my daughters moved out on their own..and there was just my husband and I..but as soon as the babies arrived..the Easter decorations resurfaced:)

And special cookies also came to light~



A little different than last years.. a touch smaller~


I love making these cookies..You need to set time aside though..
You make the cookies the day before.. cool..ice and I let mine dry overnight~
The possibilities are endless..


Spring like designs in cookie cutters are easy to find.. when you have connections:) Or Sur La Table~(I love that place for cookie cutters..remember my hands and knees story?:) And my husband looking for me?

That was funny:)

It's no secret where this idea came from..many of us jumped on the painting cookies bandwagon thanks to Mary~ And her beautiful blog~ She's busy with chicks these days and many other activities..but I bet there are painted cookies there for Easter also.Magnificent ones..

Thank yo again and again Mary~

What a special idea you shared with us~♥


Again if you have time to make some before Easter..it's fun for YOU:) Like an art class.. quiet..peaceful..relaxing~

Gearing up to the hunt~

39 comments:

  1. What beautiful cookies!!! I will go and check Mary's blog, lovely painting!!! I love the shot of the little nose, searching for eggs!!!! Too cute!
    Your glittered house is very nice, did you make that one?
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  2. You achieved much better results than I from the get-go. Perhaps drying them overnight is something I should try next time. Soon, I'll have someone old enough to appreciate those little treats and hunts. What a sweetie - makes me want to tossle his hair :)

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  3. These are so adorable. I will be learning how to make these soon. Also, check my blog tomorrow for a gift!

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  4. Poodle is going to love it! His first Easter bunny! I'm sure all your alphabet boys will adore what you made. The bunnies look so cute with their eyes closed and their lashes showing. You're such an artist, Nana. :)

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  5. Adorable!! Due to some health issues, I had to cut back a bit this year and I don't think the cookies will be made in time, but maybe next week...
    xoxo Pattie

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  6. As always, your cookies are wonderful...little works of art. You have the gift, Monique.

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  7. every year they get cuter and cuter! poodle cracks me up, and who is the hannah fan!

    the wheelbarrow, be still my heart...

    these are so fun, i cherish that mary shared these with us all, so much fun!

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  8. Bonjour Monique, ils pourraient être encadrés ces beaux biscuits.

    Je te souhaites de très Joyeuses Pâques.

    Moi mes enfants sont à l'âge que cette fête est un moment pour visiter la famille sans plus, dommage.

    Josée
    Bisous

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  9. They are breathtaking...
    I really have to try these...
    Monique did you use all paintbrushes or did you also use the food safe pens?
    You and Mary ...both artistes...
    L~xo

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  10. They look great Nana!
    Too bad Giuliana won't be there to see the adorable Hannah Montana one!

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  11. Wow, those bunny cookies are just so lovely. I am beyond impressed.
    *kisses* HH

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  12. Those are little works of art! Too pretty to eat!

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  13. Monique I would feel really terrible biting the heads off of these super cute bunnies. I just wouldn't be able to live with myself.

    Laura

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  14. Hello~

    Linda I used all food coloring except for the names..I used a food safe pen..But I must say..I think I prefer a very fine brush w/ liquid or gel black coloring.. a pen is heavy ended..a brush..strokes~

    Jain..Giuliana used to like Hannah:) I don't know if she still LOVES her..Sat..she said..not as much:)

    It's for her..she will be in Mexico.. But I have it wrapped for her and ready to go.

    Pattie I hope you feel better soon~

    Margaret I didn't make the house..I bought it in Vermont 2 yrs ago..after Easter..At Home Goods I think~

    You could make them though:)I am certain~

    Susan..I am always playing in their hair.. even Poodles and he doesn't have very much at all..And I am always kissing them..Only Poodle lets me to my heart's content.♥

    Josée tu auras ton tour.. de nouveau..Tout arrive très vite !Et tu seras une mamie extraordinaire.

    Toi tu fabriques tellement de belles choses:)

    Thank you ~ Very Much.

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  15. The bunny cookies are just adorable! Great job with all of these cookies.

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  16. These are absolutely beautiful! You're so talented!

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  17. HOw did you do those eyelashes... so perfect and they are in a bunny line... how cute is that!!

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  18. Love painted cookies and yours are so beautiful -- I especiallly like the bunnies!

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  19. Your cookies are so beautifully painted! I love the hannah montana dress. Lovely pictures as always. Have a great Easter!

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  20. you are simply amazing and a wonderful nana too!

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  21. Encore une fois, tu nous as fait des merveilles ! Tu es une véritable artiste et j'adore la façon dont tu conçois la cuisine !
    Bisous
    Hélène

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  22. Works of art and not sure I could then eat one but would rather frame one:) You are so talented.
    Joyce

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  23. I've never seen such delicately stunning photos! Your cutters and cookies are amazing - I think my favourite may just be the adorable house and wheelbarrow, but they are all beauties.

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  24. We are a bit like you in the house... we used to celebrate Easter much more as kids then everyone grew up... and now we have a little five year old nephew - everyone is into the spirit again! Beautiful cookies - they remind me of something you would get in a speciality bakeshop.

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  25. I have never seen cuter cookies....except maybe the last ones you painted! You and Mary are the masters...I have yet to give it a try...soon I hope.

    Happy Easter and happy egg hunting!

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  26. Now it is impossible to belive you could outdo your past works of cookie-art... but I think you've done it Monique! These truly ARE too beautiful to eat. Oh the guilt! I would encase them in glass frames and display them on the table instead. :D

    Look how BIG your darlings are growing! And to think I remember you before you were "Nana"! I'm so happy for your blessings ~ it's obvious the (rather) new position fits you like a glove. ((hugs))

    Best wishes for lovely and joyous Easter to you and your family, my friend. xo

    Psst... You're right, up to our eyebrows in chicks! 15 now... it was only going to be 7, but they are like potato chips. :0)

    We're working madly to complete the hen house in spite of the rain. They are growing so FAST, they will need their bigger home, soon.

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  27. Je craque totalement... ils sont trop beaux.

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  28. Monique...this post made me gigglw right into my toes...it is SO pretty en fun and adorable...those peppeing faces, anxious by the little house and the cookies, perfect in their refinement, delicate and dreamy...I feel like a sweet young frilly girl, excited about Easter! I did some Easter deco as well this year...the first time in YEARS, not that I have grandchildren yet to enjoy it, but somehow the moons ligned up for me...It is fun to sometimes not grow up..A lovely post and one I'm going to send to many of my friends with kiddies!
    Ronelle xx

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  29. Monique...this post made me gigglw right into my toes...it is SO pretty en fun and adorable...those peppeing faces, anxious by the little house and the cookies, perfect in their refinement, delicate and dreamy...I feel like a sweet young frilly girl, excited about Easter! I did some Easter deco as well this year...the first time in YEARS, not that I have grandchildren yet to enjoy it, but somehow the moons ligned up for me...It is fun to sometimes not grow up..A lovely post and one I'm going to send to many of my friends with kiddies!
    Ronelle xx

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  30. Monique, these are the most beautiful cookies. I've made cutout cookies for many years, but mine never looked as lovely as these. Love the idea of using the toast rack. You are so clever! I watch and I learn!!!
    Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  31. Oh my gosh, these cookies are just amazing. They are like little pieces of edible art!

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  32. Oh my goodness - these are the most stunning sugar cookies I have ever seen!!!!!!!

    Happy Easter!!
    :)
    ButterYum

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  33. These cookies are just gorgeous!

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  34. Oh you are talented beyond belief! What an absolute treat!! Yours cookies are beautiful & whimsical!!

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  35. You are humbling me..It is I who go see what you all do to learn:)

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  36. Your artistry blows me away.


    It must be quite a magical thing to be your grandchild...

    memories they will cherish
    for all of their days.

    Love.

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  37. Ravissant ? Tu es aidée par des emporte pièces spéciaux ?

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