Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Acorn Cookies

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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.

Once they dried, I mixed up some copper Luster Dust and vodka to the right splattering consistency and using a larger paintbrush, I splattered it on.  I used a large coffee filter as my paint area, and I have to say it worked pretty well.

Splattering area

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!

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