Sunday, October 31, 2010

All Saints Day Cookies

To be honest, this was one of the main reasons I bought an icing printer.  Saint cookies have been on my mind for years now.

If you don't have an icing printer, don't worry.  Scan the images you want, format them to fit your cookies and take your file to the grocery store bakery or local bakery supply shop to have your images printed.

These are going to kiddo's teacher.


Here's what you need to make them:
  • cookies
  • an awesome aunt who is sweet enough to scan and email you a zillion saint cards
  • frosting sheets
  • white royal icing
  • #2 or 3 tip and #16 star tip

The cookies look cute plain, but I really like the something extra a little piping adds to them.  I added the border with a #16 star tip.

Did they all turn out perfectly? Well, no.

You might recognize the guy on the left.

St. Marguerite.  When my Nana traced our family tree she found we were related to her.  Which is obvious given my saintly nature.

My favorite saint?  St. Bridget (or Brigid), for obvious reasons.  BUT, when the priest who married us gave me a copy of this prayer attributed to her, well, it sealed the deal.  It's a must read.


Here's St. Lucy...
Yes, those are her eyes on a platter. You guys, the saints are interesting!!!

Do you have a favorite saint?

86 comments:

  1. So cool! I love all of the creative things you do with your icing printer!

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  2. those are beautiful cookies! Saint Bridgette is my favorite saint but it is hard to describe why. :)
    I want one of those icing printers...
    blessings
    ~*~

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  3. You are one talented cookie decorator. These look amazing.

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  4. St. Anthony and St. Francis of Assisi... are my favorites. I tend to lose things often and St Anthony always pulls through for me and of course I love St. Francis b/c he watches over my sweet puppy, Willie!
    Beautiful cookies! I need practice with my 16 tip....I never can get those perfect little designs consistently...any suggestions???

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  5. What a great idea! You're so talented!

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  6. What are you talking about?! These are perfect cookies and so perfect for Kiddo's teacher. Such a novel idea to do the Saints on your cookies. Such a great Aunt to have all the cards for you. Love these cookies, all your medals of the Saints and oh yes, St. Brigid and the wonderful poem attributed to her. So many other occasions for Saint cookies. Most of us Catholics' middle or even first names were named for Saints, so a baby's baptism, 1st Communion, Confirmation...well, you get the picture. Super job on these cookies Bridget.

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  7. I REALLY want one of those printers!!!
    I'm not catholic, but I've liked St. Francis of Assisi ever since I saw the movie "Brother Son, Sister Moon."

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  8. what a neat idea! your cookie creations always amaze me!

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  9. I do not think I could nibble on a saint cookie...seems wrong. I am Catholic, I like St. Christopher and St. Anthony especially :-)

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  10. Image printer looks like a fun "toy" to play with. My favorite saint is St. Jude and St. Joseph. St. Joseph helps sell your home and family issues. He comes through all the time.

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  11. Divine and heaven sent are the words that come to mind. ;) I have a printer for cookies but my sheets always curled and did not stick well to the cookies. I would have to heavily border them. Do you have this challenge?

    Bridget, what edible paper do you use? The color is very good too. Thank you.

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  12. Oh I love them!!! Such a great idea for All Saints Day!!

    My favorite saints are St. Juan Diego and St. Jude

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  13. Love your cookies. The icing printer is really neat.

    My favorite saints? St. Anthony and St. Christopher.

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  14. These are gorgeous!

    Blessings on this All Saints Day!

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  15. Wow! Absolutely blow away. Just love these.

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  16. You're the best! You are very very creative!!!! LOVE this post!

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  17. Bridget these are BEAUTIFUL!!! and your pictures are fantastic!!

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  18. Your icing printer is fabulous! These cookies look perfect!

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  19. BEAUTIFUL!! I am so jealous. I have lusted after an icing printer for some time now.

    You do such a fabulous job with it!!!

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  20. Beautiful cookies (as always) and so wonderful for All-Saints day. My favorite Saint is Saint Francis. I love that he's the patron Saint of animals.

    I also love St. George, the protector of soldiers. When we said good-bye to Brandon before his deployment to Afghanistan I put a St. George coin in his pocket.

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  21. Nana would have LOVED these Saint cookies~ my favorite is St.Christopher he is with us when we travel always ;)

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  22. Beautiful cookies Bridget! Congratulations on the AOLnews.com link too. SO cool!!!

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  23. What a wonderful idea!! My favorite Saint is Santa Cecilia :)

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  24. These are such beautiful cookies Bridget! I love them! Happy All Saints Day to you!

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  25. Just came across your blog because of your All Saints Cookies! A happy find! What a delicious blog you have. My favorite: St. Teresa of Avila, my confirmation saint. I've barely scratched the surface of her writings on prayer, but I want to pray like her! God's blessings to you on this All Saints Day!

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  26. Love those! I added this post to my All Saints Day roundup.

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  27. Wow, what talent...they are beautiful!

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  28. These are AWESOME!! What a great idea - tons of good reasons out there to make these!! Brilliant! Just Tweeted this to my Sis and Cuz!

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  29. As a mom of 3 amazing adopted children my favorite Saint is Saint William of Rochester !!!

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  30. These are BEAUTIFUL! My daughter had her Saint's parade today at school; she was Saint Cecelia. I need one of these printers!

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  31. I like St. Apellonia. She is the patron St of dentistry and tooth aches and I am in dental school. She had all of her teeth shattered and pulled before being martyred. Maybe I'll make some cookies like this for graduation and give them to my classmates!

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  32. Beautiful! My favorite Saint is St. Therese

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  33. These are gorgeous and remind me of my great grandma Lottie! Thanks for bringing back some lovely memories!
    -Jamie

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  34. I found this post via a tweet and so glad I clicked over! Now I'll be dreaming of your saints cookies. St. Lucy has always been my daughter's favorite saint, precisely because of the eyes she always carries around. St. Jude has gotten me out of many a pickle.

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  35. St. Lucy is my confirmation patron saint!

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  36. They are beautiful!!! My saint is Saint Dorothy and I have so many favorites ones...Paul, Michael, Terese...the list goes on!

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  37. Wonderfully done girl... just beautiful!!

    You rock. :)

    Blessings!
    Amanda

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  38. It's so hard to pick a favorite saint! My mom loves St. Therese, and I think my favorite may be St. Augustine. The way he just turned his whole life around is inspiring. Beautiful cookies, I think I am going to send this link on to my cousin--she teaches at a Catholic school and may like to use this idea! (Plus she may be the awesome person who could send me copies of the saints cards, I only have a few!)

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  39. Love these cookies! The images are gorgeous. Not Catholic but as a TV producer, I do have an affinity for St. Clare the adopted patron saint of Television.

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  40. My family is a big fan of Saint Theresa, but I'm fond of saint Jude Thaddeus.
    Love Your cookies.

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  41. I'm not Catholic, but I'm pretty sure I couldn't eat a Saint just in case. There has to be some kind of rule aginst that right?

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  42. What a wonderful sharing gift these would be. I go every year for a Christmas cookie sharing party, these are going to be a hit with the ladies, thanks.

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  43. These cookies are just gorgeous! I am beginning to be envious of your icing printer. ;-)

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  44. I'm not in any way religious, but I've always been fond of the idea of St. Anthony of Padua. A patron saint of lost items sounds just like the kind of guy I'd love to know.

    The cookies look gorgeous!

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  45. Those are amazing! So beautiful, but I'd feel a bit awkward chomping down on a Saint :-S

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  46. Oh, my goodness! holy card cookies! Brava!

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  47. These are amazing - such creative work, thank you for sharing!

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  48. Those are fantastic! I love so many of the saints ... St. Joseph has always been one of the top though. Thanks for posting these great cookies.

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  49. Those are gorgeous. What you considered an accident would have probably been my best looking cookie. No, no saints come to mind. Just Jesus. :)

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  50. Oh my word, these are gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! Won't you be my neighbor?

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  51. You've done it again... amazing idea for a cookie!

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  52. Oh, this just made me smile. Beautiful photos and wonderful-looking cookies. I love them!

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  53. I bow to you my dear - these are just stunning!!!

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  54. These are beautiful Bridget! Almost too pretty to eat.

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  55. Bridget, I really, really like these!

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  56. Oh my goodness! I'm in love with these cookies.

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  57. I love this idea! What a great gift idea for a teacher or for anyone

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  58. These are so beautiful. Absoluetly lovely. I am going to try doing this for the feast days coming up.

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  59. I have to say this. These are the most beautiful cookies I've ever seen!!

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  60. Stunning! St. Francis is my favorite Saint, those these days I'm pulling for St. Joseph whose replica is currently buried in our backyard and not doing the job I'd hoped.

    I love these cookies and I've long wanted an icing printer. You may have just made up my mind for me.

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  61. Oh my goodness! I just found your blog and am in LOVE with these cookies! My patron saint, St. Clare of Assisi, is my fave : )

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  62. Nice Cookies! I want one of those icing printers :)
    which brand is yours?!

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  63. pleaseeeee help me....which icing printer you have give me the specsss....paper, ink??? need to buy one....

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  65. WOW these are awesome cookies! I would be afraid to make these for school though, then I know I would be asked to make them every year for the next 8-10 years!

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  66. Hi there, stumbled on to ur blog n could not help not commenting on ur wonderful space. I have never heard of icing printer until now...being a catholic who went to a convent school....I love St Theresa (little flower the most) during my childhood....also St Jude and st Anthony...I must say I am glad i came across this lovely space and loved going throu ur lovely cookies....blessings, Nisa.

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  67. I would so love to make these, as today is all saint's day again! Do you have them somewhere that I could download the images? I'm looking all over the internet, but I haven't had much luck finding "consistant" looking images. Thanks!!

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  68. Really wish I would have seen these a week ago, just missed all saints day! My kindergartener would have loved to take these to school that day, next year for sure!

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  69. Hi Bridget,

    These cookies are so cool! I did not know there was such a thing as icing printers. I will have to look into it for sure or check with my local bakery. Are you familiar with the Catholic Blogs on the internet? They would love to see your awesome cookies for sure.

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  73. I was named after St. Catherine of Siena! These are beautiful.

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  75. I'm usually pretty open to most things but I'm not too sure I agree with these All Saint Cookies. It seems a bit sacriligeous to me to take a saint or other religious figure and make them into a cookie to be eaten. There's something about the whole process that just doesn't seem right. They're beautiful, don't get me wrong, but it's like making a replica of Christ being crucified as a cookie and then eating them. No pun intended......it just leaves a bad taste in your mouth.....Now if they were like the Panorama Eggs at Easter which isn't to be eaten but saved....then maybe that might be different.

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