mitten cookies

Mitten Cookies 1

Every year, I donate two dozen custom cookies to the Soiree fundraiser at the girls’ elementary school. This year, the winner contacted me in late October about a December 19th delivery date. I hesitated at the date at first, but she was giving me so much advanced notice that I figured I could just plan for it in my overall holiday bonanza. Of course, none of those early preparation plans came to fruition, so it’s been a little nutsville around here this week.

Sleep deprivation aside, it’s been a pretty fun week in the kitchen. I love how these mittens turned out – no two are alike. I think these are going on the top of some holiday baskets for special donors – I was asked to personalize each one with the first names of the recipients. There are also a few extra blank ones in the mix.

Mitten Cookies 3

I used a rolled fondant for the base coat, adding scoring and texture with a wheel. Then I piped on the details with royal icing, and added some tiny sugar accents – holly leaves, snowflakes, gingerbread men and candy canes. On some of them I added a fluffy border with icing dipped in tiny white balls.

Mitten Cookies 2

The girls are a little sad that these are leaving the house this morning. I had just enough dough in the two batches I made to roll out forty oversized mittens (and one extra for luck). I think these will be a repeat though. Maybe next December, during the busiest week of the year!

7 Responses to mitten cookies

  1. You are such an incredible artist! These are just lovely 🙂 You go, girl!

  2. I seriously… can’t believe one person can be so talented. What fun!

  3. These are so pro! After several days producing mediocre holiday treats, these are a sight for sore eyes!
    Adah recently posted…Nickel Tour // The CoopMy Profile

  4. gorgeous! Some of my favorite cookies you’ve ever done.

  5. They are exquisite. Lucky cookie recipients 🙂
    Merry Christmas.

  6. Wow. Just…wow. I’m totally bidding on your cookies this year! they are always the most perfect cookies, more perfect than anything I’ve seen in any bakery. I bet they taste amazing too. Was this using the cream cheese dough?
    Becky recently posted…Pre-Holiday DazeMy Profile

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