Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall Celebration Continues.....

I'm back with lots more fall cookies........improving some and trying new things. It's so fun to repeat things and see if you can do it better. :-)

Every month I make birthday cupcake cookies for our church's preschool department. I was getting tired of the same-old-same-old.....so this month I changed it up a little bit and used fall colors with leaf sprinkles. I thought it might be fun to decorate them different each month according to the season or holiday.


More candy corn......but this time I made a whole family. lol I tried all my fall cookies on a chocolate cookie as well as the regular kind this time. I wouldn't recommend putting yellow/gold on a chocolate cookie. Because the color is so light, it almost changes the appearance of the yellow. How would I have known that unless I tried, right?


Here's lots of fall minis. I have fallen in love with mini-sized cookies. Many people only want a bite of cookie, not a regular big one, so minis are the answer! Plus they are lots of fun to decorate and then use as garnish with all your other cookies.


Here's Indian corn again. I outlined it in black this time......not sure I like it. But I'm certain I don't like them on a chocolate cookie.


Leaves.....I love to do leaves! :-) There are so many fun things you can do with them. Plus.....I got to practice my plaid-look on them. Fun fun....




I decided to change my sunflower design. Callye's designs inspired me.....so I gave hers a try. And then I had to try some with plaid centers. :-)))


Johnna inspired me to try mini-cut-out circles again. I still think my writing stinks......but as Callye keeps telling me, as long as it is readable, people will think it is fine. But then.....we tend to be our own worst critic, don't we?




I did plain pumpkins first......but was getting tired of the same old thing......


SO......I tried pumpkins with a quilted patch. (My husband said this was a pumpkin patch. ha ha)


And then saw this cute quilted pattern on some fall placemats I have. I think this is my favorite of all the cookies I did this time (except for maybe the quilts).




And here are the new fall quilts. If I do them again, I'm going to do more of the larger object almost bigger than the square like the pumpkin in the upper right corner. Free-handing is certainly challenging!


And here's my favorites.....I just can't get enough of this style. ;-)




The assortment was big this time.....hard for me to get a pic of everything at once. Here's the best shot I could find.


I might get to do fall cookies one more time this season.....sometime in the next two weeks. After that I'll be busy making cookies for my November Ukraine trip. I leave on Friday, November 13. Yikes.....that is only THREE WEEKS from tomorrow. (If you'd like to read more about my trip, visit my Crazie Commitment blog.

15 comments:

Whimsy Cookie Co. said...

Hi there! I love ALL of these fall cookies..so adorable! You are so talented and so inspiring!! Happy Fall! Laurie

Richael said...

These are beautiful. I am in love with your plaid. Would you consider giving us some tips (or directions) on how you do it? i tried with my last batch of cookies and they were awful. I love your cookies!
Richael

Richael said...

These are beautiful. I am in love with your plaid. Would you consider giving us some tips (or directions) on how you do it? i tried with my last batch of cookies and they were awful. I love your cookies!
Richael

cookies and cups said...

Really precious! All of them! The I ♥ Fall is my fave! So cute!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks to all of you for your very kind comments. :-)

Richael.....the plaid design is pretty simple. Just flood with a solid color and then add lines across both directions while it is wet. I usually use a #1 tip or small for the lines.

April said...

Fantastic job! I, too, love your quilts. Thanks for sharing!

Baking Momma said...

As usual you absolutely amaze me with your cookie work!

jamieswifey4life said...

As always I love your cookies!!! They are beautiful and inspiring! When you do the plaid, are you doing the stripes while still wet or are you letting the background dry first? Thanks for sharing your cookies! Great job!

CookieCrazieLady said...

You all are too sweet. Thank you so much. :-)

jamieswifey4life.....the plaid is wet on wet.....although sometime it takes me so long that I end up putting it on a dried icing. lol Either way, it looks good.

frankdiabetes said...

These are so brilliant! Your piping skills floor me. How do you get your cookies to bake up so tall with such clean sides? I use a NFSC recipe from cake central and can't keep them from puffing, even with freezing the cutouts beforehand.

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks frankdiabetes. :-)

Check out my sugar cookie recipe (linked on the right side bar). It puffs some, but not too much.

frankdiabetes said...

I just made the cookie recipe you suggested with your changes and I absolutely loved them! Thank you so much for your advice.

CookieCrazieLady said...

I'm so glad it turned out for you, frankdiabetes. :-)

Minniepia said...

I just had to check to see if you started your Christmas cookies. You just amaze me with your cookie talent. Miss you with incredimail.
Hope all is going well. Have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New year.
Joyce z.

Pam said...

Thanks Joyce. I wish the same for you. :-)

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