December 23, 2020

More Cookies...

Brynwood Needleworks - Gingerbread Cookies

I made cookies again yesterday. I didn't count how many dozen I actually made (and Handsome is my taste-tester when I bake so sometimes cookies magically disappear lol), but I estimate I made about six dozen cookies (normal sized) and another dozen of the little gingerbread kids.
Brynwood Needleworks - Black Lab and Corgi Cookies

I took my time, so even though I began around 10 am, I didn't finish what I managed to decorate around 9 pm.
Brynwood Needleworks - Santas

All the cookies were decorated with royal icing, except the Santas. These were made with a cookie mold, so I wanted to maintain the detail. I used edible, silver luster dust, painted on with quickly evaporating vodka, and then royal icing berries and Santa's eyes, painted on. Lastly, I used an edible paint pen for the leaves.

Brynwood Needleworks - Christmas Bells (Still Need Icing)

I also made Christmas bells, but they'll be iced with regular cookie icing later today. I ran out of gas before I'd finished last night. 

I'm grateful that Handsome handled all the lifting (I have containers for 20# of flour and sugar, and a 5# lifting restriction until March. I couldn't do any other this without his help.) While I decorated, he came to the kitchen and did dishes for me, too. Even so, I was gassed by the time I was finished...and that was even taking breaks throughout the day. 

I'm making French bread and lasagna today. That way, I won't be doing any more work or cooking until after Christmas. I'll just put my feet up and relax the rest of the week. The best part, is that there are finished cookies that will be part of the gifts we share with loved ones over the holidays.


  1. Your cookies are all so pretty, love those Santas!
    Wishing you, Handsome & the Pups a very Merry Christmas.

    1. Hi Marilyn:
      I shared updated photos in Thursday's post. Santa needed rosy cheeks and lips. Hope they are an improvement!
      Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  2. They all look so good! Not good for my waistline though so I'll content myself with just looking at them (and maybe, just maybe, there might be a tiny bit of drool involved....)

    1. Hi MA:
      It's a good thing I have more fun making them than eating them! I usually have one or two broken ones, but otherwise stick to more savory fare. I drool when they're as pretty as I can make them. Thanks for your sweet comments.
      Merry Christmas, MA.


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