Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Thank you, thank you very much!

I am a big fan of thank you cookies! The latest were for my son's faith formation teachers...you have to love the people that volunteer their time every week to teach, they are amazing, and they make it fun! (Instructions for these cookiesbelow.)
I love the little hearts on these. When I worked at a preschool, one of my students was from Japan, and whenever her mother sent a note to school, the a's, o's and g's all had little hearts inside them. I thought that was the cutest thing...I loved getting notes from that mom and she inspired the hearts on these cookies.
These were for a thank-you gift for a friend's OB and staff after her baby was born. I think they are my favorite.

To decorate "thank you" cookies as shown at the top:
  • Using a #2 or #3 tip, outline cookies in white royal icing.
  • Thin royal icing with water in the background color to the consistency of thick syrup, cover with a damp towel and let sit several minutes. (AmeriColor Avocado)
  • Stir gently using a rubber spatula to break any bubbles that have formed on the surface and pour icing into a squeeze bottle.
  • Fill in cookies with the flood icing, using a toothpick to spread into corners.
  • Let dry at least 1 hour.
  • Using a #1 or #2 tip (test your writing on a plate first to see which looks best and which you are more comfortable with), pipe "thank you" on the cookies in white icing. (I start from the middle letter in the middle of the cookies and work my way out.)
  • Using a #1 tip, pipe hearts (a fat "v") in the center of the a and o and for the exclamation point. (for the salmon-y hearts above, I used just a bit of AmeriColor Super Red.)

12 comments:

  1. THANK YOU for posting these :) I love the purple ones and what a cute idea putting hearts inside letters! The baby pea pods are adorable too!!

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  2. these cookies look great! the little hearts make them very cute and sweet!

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  3. This square cookie is one of my favorite shapes. I've seen it turned into so many wonderful creations -- picture frames with pictures inside, tartan plaids, and now your lovely thank you cookies!

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  4. That pea pod cookie cutter is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Where did you get it?

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  5. So pretty, I love the pea-pod cookies!

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  6. those are beautiful... and the little lavender butterflies... so gorgeous! Bridget, you are so talented!

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  7. Your cookies turned out so adorable!

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  8. Thank YOU very much, guys!

    LeeAnn...Mark made that peapod cutter out of another one that I never used.

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  9. Nice i like your decorating skill and i love it.

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