Monday, March 4, 2013

Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor Cookies

Eight years ago, I played Mistress Ford in Shakespeare's Merry Wives. The production was a blast, and when I ran across a Victorian book with gorgeous black & white silhouette illustrations of the play's characters, I was kicking myself for not having found it sooner, when I could have used them for cast gifts. A few weeks ago, when a dear friend of mine told me she was playing Mistress Page in a production, I knew what to do: I would turn the silhouettes into cookies which she could give as gifts to her cast and crew. Most of these are exactly as the artist, Paul Konewka, presented them; some I carefully retooled or renamed in order to have cookies including all 20 cast members. Here they are, in cookie form:

I used Georganne's End-All for Chocolate Cookies recipe from LilaLoa. The cutter is the rectangular plaque from the Plaque Cookie Cutter Set at They will also work with this Rectangular Cookie Cutter (2.375" x 3.5"), also from CCC. They were piped and flooded with white icing, and I made the border with white super-stiff icing and a #16 star tip.

The wafer papers are available at my shop.


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