Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentine's Day Cookies

Getting started with 46 iced cookies. I did this part while Noah took his nap, and thank goodness he took a good nap yesterday for me. Everything had to be done in carefully planned stages. The dough making, the baking, the royal icing making, then icing the first coat, and finally, the finish work which is the decorating. I have never really tallied the hours put into an order like this, but my best guess, from baking to decorating and preparing for delivery, would be about 12 hours.


Nicole asked me to do one dozen of them with Valentine sayings. That was fun.








I had found these darling Valentine boxes to put them in. Unfortunately, I did not plan on torrential rain yesterday when I was icing. The royal didn't dry hard enough to stack any cookies, even with tissue paper between them, so I could only put them one layer deep. And they were so large that it was quite interesting finding a way to package them for transport.


It all worked out, and I hope Nicole's Mom got them to Nicole without any cookie casualties. I forgot to tell her that I put a couple extra in there, just in case. Feel better Nicole...and enjoy your cookies!

17 comments:

Debbie said...

Very cute cookies. You are great at decorating them. Would love to be able to do that. Nicole will love them. Debbie

Janene said...

I was reading your post and my 5 year old was sitting beside me. She saw your cookies and said, "Oh, Those look pretty...What are they?" I told her they were sugar cookies, and she said that "Those are too pretty to eat!" And she is so right! But I would have no problem taking a nibble!

Kristi said...

Darling cookies, I think they are my favorite so far! The boxes are cute too, do you have any extras? I'm in the mood for cookies!!

Kristi said...

Extra cookies that is, not boxes, just wanted to make that clear. And, I agree with you, the time it takes to make those darn things is crazy!!

Lauri said...

Your cookies are beautiful! I love the details. And where did you find those cute boxes? That is a great finishing touch.

Kris said...

Thank you Debbie, Janene, and Kristi,
The cookies, while I love the creative process, are simply too time consuming to ever really be lucrative. Extras....nah...I sent the extras with them in case any broke. I had a couple that were total rejects, but they are long gone! Sorry.

Nicole said...

Thank You so much Kris. They are to adorable to eat! I can not wait to take some pictures tomorrow and post them for you. I really appreciate you doing this.

Would you ever want to do more for Easter? I probably should not ask you that Now!!!!

Kris said...

Lauri, Thank you! And Nicole, I am so glad that you liked them. I hope they all made it to you in one piece!!!! Your Mom said that no way would they all go to the school!! Your Mom is so sweet. I enjoyed seeing her again. And yes, I can do some for Easter for you!

Kris said...

Oh, PS I found the boxes at Albertson's.

Maryrose said...

Kris your cookies are great, my favorites are the red with the pinks flourishes. Thats a lot of cookies. I'm glad Noah cooporated.

Tawny said...

Those are beautiful! And the potato cheese soup was DELICIOUS! Thanks again!

deb said...

OK, Im so amazed at how beautiful those cookies are, the details are just awesome, great job!!!!!

Justin said...

Truly, Amazing stuff for Valentines Day... Love them!!

Kelly said...

I love these ones! Nikki has become your #1 customer!!

Picket said...

Morning girl....those cookies are just too pretty to eat!!!!! What talent you have girl...that is fantastic! Thanks for coming by to visit and for the sweet comment...hope you have a great weekend and a Happy Valentine's Day!

Linda said...

Those are gorgeous!!

Have a great weekend and Happy Valentine's Day! hugs, Linda

Anita Lasher said...

Those cookies were adorable. I love looking at your cookies. I wish I could make mine look like yours. I really do need some classes from you. Natalie loved them too!