Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thanksgiving is Coming!

I hope you don't tire of my fall cookies just yet. I did many more of the same yesterday, but I also added a few new Thanksgiving related ones.

I tried a little different angle on my quilts....


I'm still trying to perfect my pumpkins.....I'm likin' these stems so much more.


On to Thanksgiving.......

I wish I could remember where I saw this great idea for a pumpkin pie pieces. Forgive me for not acknowledging the one who inspired me.


Here's all my tries at turkeys. I'm definitely planning on doing things differently next time around.


My favorite turkey so far.... wouldn't you know he took the most time to decorate. :o)


All my new ones together....


One of each from this go-around.


My mission trip to the Ukraine has been postponed. :-( I was supposed to leave Friday, November 13. Sadly, Ukraine currently has an epidemic of the H1N1 virus, so they have closed schools for three weeks, restricted inter-country travel, and prohibited gatherings of thirty or more people. The decision was made Monday to postpone the trip until March. At first I was very down about it, but now that I'm seeing that God has a plan even in delays, I'm excited about being home the whole month of November. It means more time for Thanksgiving cookies. hee hee hee :-) Stay tuned.

32 comments:

Alyson said...

LOVE all of these. I just can't get over how smooth and perfect your icing is. And the details are amazing.

Jean Badgley said...

I have really enjoyed looking at all your beautiful work. I would like to try my hand at the patchwork look...is there a tutorial that you can recommend on how to do the patchwork and quilt look? I have never seen it before and would love to make some for my family for Thanksgiving...thanks for sharing your lovely art work..

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks Alyson and Jean.

Jean.....there is no tutorial that I'm aware of. One of the ladies on CakeCentral.com gave me the idea to make patches and add stitches. Since then, I've taken the idea and run with it. I love quilts and the country look.....so I decided I wanted to incorporate that into all my cookies.

From experience, just observe and ask questions, and you will go far in your cookie decorating. Happy baking to you!

Bea said...

I'm glad you will be icing more (lots) of Thanksgiving COOKIES!! Sorry to hear your trip is delayed, though... I'd love to try some quilt COOKIES... is it OK with you, Pam?

CookieCrazieLady said...

Absolutely, Bea! I can't wait to see what you come up with. :-)

Soph said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!
GORGEOUS!!!

Diane said...

I love all you cookies, they are so amazing. You are so talented! I look forward to seeing all of them, so feel free to post the fall cookies all you want they are great! I will never tire of looking at them :)
Diane

Jean Badgley said...

thank you! I will just practice and practice and gee, if they don't look great I am sure they will taste delicious..a win, win situation!

casmom said...

I just found out about your blog and all I can say is WOW!!! Your cookies are the smoothest ever. I wonder how long it takes you to decorate all those? Great job. =)

7 D's said...

Just amazing!!

cookies and cups said...

WOW! I love the pumpkin pie ones, how cute! Those turkeys are just precious!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thank you everyone! You are so kind. I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my cookies.

Diane.....I'll try to accommodate you and make lots more fall cookies. ;-)

Jean.....with practice, yours WILL look good, but you are so right, they will always taste good. Yum!!! (That can be a hazard too, since I often have them sitting around my house and they are so tempting!)

casmom.....they took too long. lol My husband says I could never make money off my cookies because I spend way too much time on them. This particular batch (40-50 cookies) took me 7 hours to decorate and clean up. But that doesn't include the couple of hours I baked them the day before and then making the icing in the early morning, coloring it, and getting in bags ready to decorate for later. Total, it was probably 11 hours......see.....WAY TOOO LONG! ;-) It is a good thing I LOVE to do it.....

Whimsy Cookie Co. said...

Hi Pam!! Wow..these are absolutely adorable!! I love ALL of them!! Wish I could sit with you and decorate cookies..I know I could learn so much!!! Happy weekend!!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the cookies!!! They are absolutely amazing!!! Can I just fly to where ever you are and train with you... LOL

Did you make the the Turkey cookie cutter or did you purchase it. I am thinking of doing Turkeys for our Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanks for the inspiration!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Whimsy Cookie Company.....you are so silly. If we were to get together, we would BOTH learn so much!!! Your cookies are amazing. I'll be in Memphis for Thanksgiving with my in-laws. Hmmmm...

Jennifer, you are welcome in my kitchen. Let's plan a date. :-)

For the turkey cookie, I used a sunflower cutter and cut the bottom off. You can use any flower cutter, for that matter. I also used a larger circle last year without cutting off the bottom and then included the legs. I've also seen someone use a seashell cutter to make a turkey. There are endless ideas. (A traditional turkey cutter will have a side view. I prefer the front view.)

Linda L. said...

As always, I love your fall cookies! What mini cutters did you use? I just picked up a set of 25 Christmas minis at Michaels this morning, and the local kitchen store is holding a couple for me to pick up this afternoon. (Oak, maple and turkey) I love the acorn and the pumpkin!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks Linda. I believe I got the acorn with a set of three or four nesting acorns (maybe Walmart a few years ago?) The pumpkin is from a Wilton mini autumn set I just purchased from Karen's Cookies.

http://www.karenscookies.net/Autumn-Mini-Cutter-Set_p_1188.html

Linda L. said...

For the cut-out cookies, do you cut then cook the two parts separately? I tried cutting the middle, then cooking with it in place, then cutting again. The slight spread didn't let my cutter align, so I had messy lines on the round cookie.
TIA for sharing your knowledge!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Linda, I cut them out and baked them separately. My pleasure to share. :-)

Cindy said...

Your patchwork pumpkin (bottom left, 2nd pic) is my favorite! Cute!

Anonymous said...

these cookies look great. I would love to be able to try a few.

Kelley said...

I am just speechless when I see your work. You have an absolute amazing talent and an eye for detail! Your work is the absolute best that I have seen!

I see you posted the cookie recipe you used. Do you keep in or omit the baking powder and baking soda?

I usually omit them from the recipe I use because I want the cookies to hold their shape..

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks for your comments. :-)

Kelley, I keep the baking soda and baking powder in the recipe. I don't have a problem with too much spreading.

casmom said...

I was just wondering if I could use the cookie icing to make a pattern on a wax/parchment paper, not on a cookie. I've only done it once (Wilton's birds - Course 2) but I used Color Flow. I don't like the smell of it though, it smells funny.

CookieCrazieLady said...

casmom.....I've never used it on anything but a cookie.....but it is certainly worth a try. :-)

CookieCrazieLady said...

Whimsy Cookie Company.....you are so silly. If we were to get together, we would BOTH learn so much!!! Your cookies are amazing. I'll be in Memphis for Thanksgiving with my in-laws. Hmmmm...

Jennifer, you are welcome in my kitchen. Let's plan a date. :-)

For the turkey cookie, I used a sunflower cutter and cut the bottom off. You can use any flower cutter, for that matter. I also used a larger circle last year without cutting off the bottom and then included the legs. I've also seen someone use a seashell cutter to make a turkey. There are endless ideas. (A traditional turkey cutter will have a side view. I prefer the front view.)

cookies and cups said...

WOW! I love the pumpkin pie ones, how cute! Those turkeys are just precious!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks Alyson and Jean.

Jean.....there is no tutorial that I'm aware of. One of the ladies on CakeCentral.com gave me the idea to make patches and add stitches. Since then, I've taken the idea and run with it. I love quilts and the country look.....so I decided I wanted to incorporate that into all my cookies.

From experience, just observe and ask questions, and you will go far in your cookie decorating. Happy baking to you!

Jean Badgley said...

I have really enjoyed looking at all your beautiful work. I would like to try my hand at the patchwork look...is there a tutorial that you can recommend on how to do the patchwork and quilt look? I have never seen it before and would love to make some for my family for Thanksgiving...thanks for sharing your lovely art work..

Marlyn said...

Oh my H1N1 is serious it's wise to hold off traveling there, by March you'll have more $$ saved up to do more for the ladies. All your Thanksgiving cookies are wonderful!

Melissa Barbakoff said...

I love love your fall cookies.  :-) The pumpkins with the patchwork are fantastic!

slgibson99 said...

Love the Thanksgiving collection, and no, we haven't tired of the leaves yet.  Or the turkeys or the pie. Yum!

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