Saturday, February 11, 2012

Peanuts Valentine's Day Cookies


These are probably my cutest cookies to date :) I love The Peanuts, and when I saw these cookie cutters on eBay a month ago, I jumped.

The cookie cutters are both from the 1950s. The cookies took a long time to decorate. First, I used an edible marker to darken the light impressions left by the cookie cutters. Then, I piped on the markings with black royal icing with a #2 tip. Once the icing was dry, I flooded the hearts and Snoopy's collar with red, Charlie Brown's face and hands with beige, and Snoopy's body and the thought bubble with white. When those were dry, I flooded the background of the cookies with ballerina pink royal icing. Finally, I flooded Charlie Brown's jacket with green, trousers with black, and shoes with brown. I only made mini batches of the green and brown, because they required little and I don't have either color coming up in my projects planned for the near future.

I wasn't sure I'd have the skill to pull them off, but (WHEW!) I think they turned out well.

~Anniina

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