Sunday, March 3, 2013

Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" Cookies

Someone wrote in and requested Jane Austen cookies—something that should have occurred to me before, since I love Austen's books. I chose to make Pride and Prejudice cookies, which each have a quote from P&P. The illustrations are from a few different early 1900s editions, illustrated by brothers H. M. and Charles E. Brock. The dozen cookies tell the story from beginning to end, from Darcy's initial put-down of Elizabeth Bennet, through Jane's relationship with Bingley, Elizabeth's rejection of Mr. Collins, the troubles with Wickham, etc., to the eventual happy ending. I sent these to my cousin, whose thesis was on Regency lit.

I made these cookies with this Rectangular Cookie Cutter (2.375" x 3.5"), which the nice folks at made for me upon request. I used my favorite sugar cookie dough, by Sugarbelle. I piped and flooded the cookies with white Royal Icing and, when it was hard, wafer-papered them and piped a border for them with a #16 star tip in a color that can only be called "baby tutu pink"—in hindsight, I wish I had made the border a shade or two deeper in color, but there's always a next time :)

The wafer papers are available at my shop.


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