Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Lavender Cookies

These lavender cookies are a design that I make over and over again because they come together quickly and although the design is simple, it's a standout.

To make them, you need just three colors of royal icing and absolutely no artistic ability. If you can pipe a line and a dot, you can make these. You also don't need a special cookie cutter...round, square, rectangle, any shape will do.  I used a plaque shaped cutter for these.

These lavender cookies are for my sweet friends at The Wednesday Community Meal. I miss them so much.

Basecoat some cookies with white royal icing and let them dry completely before moving onto the next step. 

With piping consistency green royal icing, pipe some stems and add a few "v's" to them. 

Using lavender piping consistency icing, pipe groups of dots above each of the "v's."

For a final touch,  pipe a few green lines at the base of the stems. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Please Stay With Me

I apologize for my extended blogging and baking break, but I do have a good excuse.

You see, I am moving to West Cornwall, Connecticut in mid-June to run a retreat center alongside my husband for Trinity Church Wall Street. The last few weeks have been some of the busiest of my life, preparing for our move across the country and putting our house on the market.

With potential buyers coming in, we need to keep the house clean and tidy. Cookie decorating is so much fun but it is unfortunately sort of messy.  I can't have sheet pans filled with cookies setting out all over the counters.

I promise though there will be baking in my future and I am looking forward to sharing my new adventures with you. Just know that I haven't forgotten you and I sincerely hope that you stay with me.