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MAN IN THE MOON COOKIES/ To the Moon

This darling cookie is perfect for my grand nephew's First Birthday.

The possibilities and experiences the world holds for this toddler are as expansive as the universe.  Someday he will look up in the evening sky and see the moon for the first time.  For now, it’s an edible moon and mastering the art of walking!


Man in the Moon
Man in the Moon Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining tinted with Wilton Gold
Royal Icing for flooding tinted with AmeriColor Lemon Yellow
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tips #2, #3
Gold Luster Dust
Paintbrush

Outline cookie with #3 tip in gold icing. Let sit 5 minutes.

Flood cookie with light yellow icing. Let sit 30 minutes.

Pipe eye and mouth detail with tip #2. Let dry overnight.
 
 Dip tip of paintbrush into gold luster dust.

 Brush luster dust onto cookie.

Close up view of the luster dust.


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MITTEN COOKIES/ Winter Wonderland




It’s late January and the snow has finally arrived in Northern Virginia…..Two inches! Even though it’s barely enough to shovel it creates a beautiful scene. This week the temperatures are bone chillin’ in the teens during the night, and cold and blustery during the day.  It’s definitely time for the winter gear. While decorating these cookies I reminisced about my childhood winters. They were fun times with my brothers sledding down the hill behind our house, building snowmen and throwing snowballs.

Remember mittens? Those fuzzy hand warmers tied to your sleeve as a kid so you wouldn’t lose them? After getting the word that school was closed for a snow day …Yeah!...we would change into snow pants, sweaters, scarves, jackets and boots. Mittens were the last accessory before heading out to play in the snow. Mittens went out with adulthood but once in awhile I spy a stray glove on the sidewalk and think….even grown-ups could do with gloves tied to their jackets. Stay warm!

Brothers-Ricky & Jimmy, circa 1962



Pastel Mittens 
Mitten Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Light Pink with AmeriColor Deep Pink
Royal Icing for flooding tinted with AmeriColor Sky Blue, AmeriColor Leaf Green and AmeriColor Lemon Yellow
Wilton Decorating Tip #2 
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Meringue Powder
Paintbrush 
CK White Sanding Sugar
Hint:  A smidge of color on the tip of a toothpick creates pastel colors
          Make ample flood icing for mittens.

Outline cookie with # 2 tip in light pink icing.

 Flood cookie in light pink icing above line.

 Pipe alternating stripes of light blue, light green and light yellow flood icing.

Drag toothpick through stripes to create zig-zag design.

 Flood rest of cookie in light pink icing.  Let dry 30 minutes.

 Pipe a line of light pink outline icing along impression in mitten.  Let dry overnight.

 Mix 1 tsp. Meringue Powder and 1½ Tsp. Water.  Stir until smooth.

  
 Using a paintbrush apply mixture onto bottom of cookie.  
Immediately sprinkle with white sanding sugar. Gently shake off excess. Let dry 30 minutes.


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STENCILED MITTEN COOKIES

VORTEX SNOWFLAKE COOKIES 

CUPCAKE COOKIES

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STAR COOKIES/ Historical Moment



I’m proud to be an American.  That may sound corny but it’s true.  I’m proud of our ancestors who had the courage to leave their homeland, travel for many days on a ship across the ocean in pursuit of a better life.  I’m proud of our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers who fought to protect our liberty.  I’m proud of the men and women who serve today.  Because of all of them, we have a good life.

Barack Obama, our 44th President, will be inaugurated for a second term tomorrow.  For those who reside in the Washington DC Metro area, the Inauguration is our Super Bowl.  A majority of Washingtonians follow politics closely and many admit to being political geeks.  Whether Republican, Democrat or Independent we are united and optimistic about the future of our country.

For weeks, downtown DC has been a flurry of activity to prepare for the festivities.  Bunting has been hung at the Capitol, the grandstand has been built for the parade and thousands of American citizens are flocking into the City of Washington.  Every four years Inauguration Day is a holiday for those who work in downtown DC.  This year it coincides with the Martin Luther King holiday.  That will not occur again until 2069.  Yes, you read that correctly, 56 years from now.

The Constitution says that the President must be sworn in on Jan 20 th at 12:00 noon.  So the official oath of office was administered earlier today by Chief Justice John Roberts.  President Obama will take the oath again on Jan 21st.  That will be the fourth time President Obama has been sworn in as President of the United States.  That’s a record!  Four years ago, Chief Justice Roberts misread the oath so the next day the oath had to be re-administered. Who was the two-term President sworn in four times?  That will likely be a Trivial Pursuit question.

So now you see why I felt compelled to bake patriotic cookies today.  These are very easy to make and fit the occasion.


Star Cookies
Star Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing untinted for outlining 
Royal Icing untinted for flooding 
Disposable piping bag & couplers
Squeeze bottle 
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
CK Sanding Sugar in Red, White & Blue
Hint.  No tint needed for royal icing since covering with sanding sugar.

Outline cookie with # 2 tip in untinted icing.

Flood cookie in untinted icing.

 Sprinkle with red, white and blue sanding sugar.  Gently shake off excess. Let dry overnight.




 
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DUCK COOKIES/ Duck Duck Duck!


These darling pink ducks were made to welcome the arrival of Carly. This was a gift to a colleague of my husband who recently had a baby girl.  I had to go PINK!  My dilemma was do I go all pink or pink polka dots? I chose both by wrapping the cookies in a black polka dot box and tying with a curly pink ribbon. It is not visible in the photos but the white dots are glittery. 

The duck cutter is one of my favorites since any design looks so darn cute. View the photos of other duck designs I made for earlier arrivals. The blue is obviously for a baby boy and the yellow is perfect for a shower when the baby’s gender is unknown.




Pink Ducks
Royal Icing for outlining tinted with AmeriColor Bright White (small amount)
Royal Icing for flooding tinted with AmeriColor Bright White (small amount)
Royal Icing for outlining tinted pink with AmeriColor Deep Pink and AmeriColor Super Red
Royal Icing for flooding tinted pink with AmeriColor Deep Pink and AmeriColor Super Red
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze Bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Hint:  For the rosy pink color, mix one drop of Deep Pink and a smidge of Super Red on a toothpick.

 Outline cookie (except beak) with # 2 tip in pink icing.

 Flood cookie in pink icing. 

 Pipe two stripes in white flood icing.

 Drag toothpick through stripes to create feather design. Let sit 30 minutes.

Pipe beak with white outline icing.
Add dot of pink outline icing for eye. Add a small dot of white outline icing over pink dot on eye.



 Sweetness wrapped in Ribbons and Polka Dots. 

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