These are some of my favorite Thanksgiving cookies. I love the simplicity of the acorn, and the rustic look of the copper splatter. All on a chocolate cookie base! What's not to love!Prior to these, I made another Acorn Cookies that I was pretty proud of. I thought they were cool with that Disco Dust on them. A few years back when I first made the splatter cookies, I had read this post Splatter Acorn Cookies from Sweet Sugarbelle. She made some 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.
|The old acorns. They were cute.
|These 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!