Friday, November 1, 2013

Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In....

Happy All Saints' Day!!!  

all saints day cookies
Ever since making these cookies for All Saints' Day a few year ago, I've wanted to try my hand at making actual saint cookies...piped and flooded without using images printed on frosting sheets.

Three years later, here we are.  Finally.  Is it sad that I've been wanting to make something like this and it's taken me THREE YEARS to do so?  Yes, yes it is.

all saints day cookies, 5 designs in all
OK...first let me say that these designs come from one of my favorite etsy shops, Saintly Silver.  The owner makes felt saint dolls and they are the cutest little things ever. (PS: she's booked through Christmas already, so put your orders in for next year early.)

all saints day cookies
Here are some of her pieces from her sold page.  So, you can see the cookie inspiration comes directly from her.  I love that they're so beautiful, but still really simple.  You guys know how much I love simple.

For the cookies I chose a few saints:

all saints day cookies, st. francis of assisi...post features 5 saint cookie designs
St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and his feast day just happens to be on my birthday.

all saints day cookies, st. therese, the little flower...post features 5 saint cookie designs
St. Therese of Lisieux, also know as the Little Flower.  Patron saint of missions.

all saints day cookies, st. cecilia, patron saint of music...post features 5 saint cookie designs
St. Cecilia, patron saint of music.  I always think of my sister the music major when I think of St. Cecilia.  (And, I just realized I've been spelling it "Cecelia" all these years.)

all saints day cookies, st. michael the archangel...post features 5 saint cookie designs
St. Michael the Archangel, patron saint of grocers and police officers.  I love that grocers have a patron saint.

all saints day cookies, st. brigid (or st. bridget) of ireland...post features 5 saint cookie designs
St. Brigid (or Bridget) of Ireland, how could I make saint cookies without a St. Brigid?  Her cookie was not my favorite since I messed up her cross, but this poem attributed to her IS one of my favorites. ;) How can you not love a saint who writes about beer?

all saints day cookies
Because I don't want this post to be 2 miles long and contain over 30 pictures, I'll divide the how-to's up over the next few weeks.  In the meantime....Happy All Saints' Day!!! 

 Do you have a favorite saint? 

Tutorials:

42 comments:

  1. Oh my sweet goodness. The original Saint's Day cookies are what led me to your blog years ago. All your cookies are fantastic but these, . . these are especially fabulous. Thanks for the sweet start to my morning.

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  2. Oh my goodness! These are so adorable! I'm so glad you shared these cookies.

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  3. These cookies are so ADORABLE!! I made some Saint card cookies for today inspired by your past blog post. I will be taking them in to my kid's CCD classes this weekend. While choosing the Saints for the cookies I realized that I truly love so many of them. It's so hard to decide on a favorite. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  4. You could make great nativity figure cookies like this too!

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  5. I love these!! I of course have loved all your cookies but these are great and adorable! I love St. Joseph, he's my go to :)

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  6. These are so fantastic! Love them!

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  7. I love this! My daughter just portrayed St. Rose de Lima (her class' patron saint) and all I could think was how cute it would have been for the kids to get St Rose cookies to celebrate! Also my middle girl is currently obsessed with St Lucy (the Saint who had her eyes cut out) and she would love St Lucy cookies- I can just picture her platter of eyeballs now! Cute and so creative. Going check out that etsy store now.

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    1. I am dying! Those dolls are adorable. In my mind I have already purchased one for each of my kids teachers and each of our children and God children as well as everyone I work with (I work at our school/parish) and one for our principal! You ladies are incredible in your creativity and abilities!

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  8. Bridget!!! They turned out ADORABLE! Congratulations on a successful project --and a complicated one at that. We are bummed over here that that are not available for sale! (But I imagine it's one of those endeavors with so many details, you couldn't put a price on it anyway!) ...You do know when you they turn out this cute, no one is going to want to bite into them! :)
    To pick one favorite Saint is tough --we love to study the Saints throughout the year and there are so many incredible stories and fine examples to learn from. I suppose if I had to choose a favorite, it would be Mary but closely followed by Therese of Lisieux. And for a male Saint, it would be Joseph.
    It truly warms my heart that you took the time and effort to create these and to share them with your blog fans. XOXO Bev

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  9. ...oh and I forgot to say, I can vouch to your readers that the Saintly Silver dolls are precious. My little Cecilia received the St. Cecilia doll on her birthday from her godparents and she loves it! Very cute, well-made, and small to hold in her little hands.

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  10. These might be my favorite cookies you've done yet! Thanks for being so lovely :)

    Saint Bridget, pray for us!

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  11. What very sweet cookies and love your blog. We're partial to our namesake patron saints: St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Theresa of Avila for my daughter Theresa, Sts. Francis of Assisi and Francis Xavier for my son FX, Sts. Dominic and Vincent for my son DV, St. Paul for my husband, St. Andrew for me and Mother Mary for all the female middle names in our extended family, including the boys on the Italian side (every one has a Mario in their middle name). You could say we're a traditional modern family!

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  12. Love these Bridget!! Yep Maria after the Blessed Mother...

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  13. St. Brigid is my confirmation saint (holla) and I just might be St. Therese of Lisieux's biggest fan. Of course, how can you not love a saint who bilocates, like Padre Pio? Bridget these are AWESOME.

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  14. St. Joan of Arc is my confirmation saint and one of my favorites!

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  15. Awesome job! Thanks for remembering the saints on this day! Love the Saintly Silver Etsy shop, too! Favorite Saint??? Not enough room to list them all. I've received a rose from St. Therese; St. Gerard helped me with a successful pregnancy with mono-mono twins; Mary, of course; my guardian angel (not a "saint", but right there up in heaven); Padre Pio, Monique (Monica) is my confirmation name; St. Paul, St. Maximilan Kolbe, St. Isaac Jogues (and his companions...North American Martyrs), St. John Berchman, St. Don Bosco, Dominic Savio....see, not enough room!

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  16. These are so adorable - you have such a talent!! I am fond of St Catherine of Siena, patron saint of nurses :) Hope you had a blessed All Saints Day! cookienurse

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  17. Bridget, I adore these cookies! The instant I saw them, I was smitten! I am not catholic, but when I was a teen I saw the movie "Brother Son, Sister Moon" which was about St. Francis of Assisi, and have had a soft spot for him ever since:)

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  18. Happy All saints day!! These are so adorable and I have to say, my grandmother would be very proud if I could make her some of these!

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  19. I LOVE these adorable cookies! I have two Christmas projects I've been holding back on..one for 2 years and one for 3! You've inspired me to at least go for one of them! :)

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  20. Yay! I love it! Saint cookies! My saint is my confirmation saint- St. Catherine of Sienna. But my baby girl is named after St. Gemma, so she holds a special place in my heart. :) I love your blog! I just started blogging and would love it if you stop by my blog...http://www.thedietitiandiaries.com/2013/11/baked-apple-oatmeal/

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  21. What beautiful cookies! My favorite saint is St. Therese of Lisieux, my confirmation saint.

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  22. These are really beautiful. Favorite saint is ST Jude
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  23. OMGosh!! They are All AMAZING!!! But I most say that my favorite is St. Michael!!!

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  24. I could look at these all day. They are beautiful.

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  25. I had just e-mailed Saintly Silver a few weeks back to ask permission to cookify her images - they are fantastic!!! Well done Bridget!!

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  26. I'm not a religious person but I absolutely love these cookies!!!

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