So my first cookie post since Cookie Con. But the truth is, I had these cookies rolling around my noggin' for a few weeks. However, with the construction and the traveling, I just couldn't get to them. But here we are!
Last fall I made some Acorn Cookies that I was pretty proud of. I thought they were cool with that Disco Dust on them. I have a little obsession with glitter. Really. I have glittered my poinsettias, pine cones, candles, and of course in the process my floors, cheeks and carpets. I can tell you this from experience though, Martha makes the best (and priciest) glitter, hands down. But for cookies, we stick to Disco Dust! So I had every intention of making the same cookies again, and then I read this. Splatter Acorn Cookies from Sweet Sugarbelle. Callye (we're on a first name basis here...) was at Spring Fling and Cookie Con, so I have gotten to know her a little over this last year. She made these splatter autumn cookies, and I knew I had to go there. As a kid, I can remember the blue splattered tin dishes we used in the summer around the pool. I knew I wanted to splatter my cool, Disco Dust acorns.
|Last year's acorns. They were cute.|
|This years acorns are a little more special!|
I started with chocolate cookies, and you may already know that I use LilaLoa's chocolate cookie recipe. It never fails and is delicious. Of course I am a cocoa snob and use only Pernigotti. When it came time to ice the cookies, I took my standard Royal Icing (really, it is nothing special, no secret, read the can for directions), and added a little snooty vanilla and more Pernigotti. Then I thinned it to the right consistency and made it brown. It tastes delicious! I piped the borders and flooded only the bottom half and let them dry.
I made a few extra cookies so I could experiment on the flinging method, the sprinkling method or whatever. Find what works for you. After I splattered them all and cleaned up the splatters everywhere else in my kitchen, I flooded the tops of the acorns and using another coffee filter cut in half as a shield, I dusted the tops with Disco Dust. I think they are pretty stunning. Such gorgeous colors and delicious too! So, what are you waiting for? Get in there and bake!