Mix of silver and gold gilding on the dragons. No icing, because it’d obscure the textures. So kids and those with a sweet tooth might prefer the iced ones. These are nice with a cup of tea, though!
I think my shaky hand is most evident on the pumpkins. Will still taste good, though.
Added a little edible gold dust, because autumn is magic.
I actually can’t figure out if I like them better with or without the gold dust. Both are good.
The cookies were cute before, but they are even cuter with a little royal icing. Even if I am not the neatest royal icer ever.
My plan for this afternoon is to decorate these while watching Cruella. That’ll be fun. Was it a good idea to add a TV in the living room so I can work at the kitchen island while watching TV? Yes, yes it was.
Okay, I’m still not sure I have the patience to use such fiddly cutters very often (the pumpkins, toadstools, teacups and spoons), but chilling the dough overnight did help a lot, and spraying the cutter with oil didn’t hurt. Progress. (It is too fun shopping for novelty 3D-printed cutters on Etsy!)
Making these for the Patreon autumn treat boxes and for tomorrow’s bazaar — I will be stuck at a table from 11 – 4, and I am not making Kavi come to keep me company because I am nice and she has a lot of homework to do, and I’m not making Jed come to keep me company because that’s a lot of inside time with people for Jed, so if you are a local friend of mine, may I suggest that sometime tomorrow between 11-4 would be a great time for you to stop by Jamila Yipp’s studio (19 Harrison Street) for our pop-up?
There will be blood-orange & pistachio cookies to sample, and probably passionfruit marshmallows and maybe milk toffee and/or dragonfruit chocolates too. We’ll see how long my cooking energy holds out today.
Leaves. Lots and lots of falling leaves. Haven’t figured out how I want to decorate these yet — I’m thinking maybe a mix:
• icing with sprinkles
That’d look pretty on a plate. These are mostly to give away at the Bazaar on Sunday; stop by, nibble, shop.
Squirrels and foxes and wolves and bear cubs and snails and hedgehogs and owls and leaves…
Hm. I could use tips on unmolding cookies. I bought some intricate cookie molds, and some of them, like the mushroom below, came out fine, but the pumpkins lost their tops — I couldn’t get them out of the molds without breaking.
I tried using a dull knife to gently push the bits out, but some bits are too small even for that to fit. I dipped the molds in flour — is there some other trick I’m missing? I don’t understand how you’re supposed to do this.
Pistachio & blood orange cookies for the autumn Patreon treat boxes, and for the local Bazaar on Sunday.
What Bazaar, you say? Why is this the first we’re hearing about it? Well, I’m very behind in telling you about it! More details shortly, but I’ll be in the arts district Sunday 11-4, at 19 Harrison Street, with Serendib stuff.