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The Cart Before the Christmas

I’m making some Thanksgiving cookies today, but I made some Christmas cookies last week for the completely charismatic and captivating Cari.  She is doing amazing things for the growing Jewel Kade company.  I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but these are so charming and artistic and I just adore them.

All of the cookies below are based on Jewel Kade charms and are available from my bestie Cari Ham.  Go here to see all the gorgeousness!

I always have so much fun cookieying things.  (Yes that IS a word.  You know why it’s a word?  Because I use it all the time :D)  This is my third set of Jewel Kade cookies and since they’re always coming out with new pieces, I’m always excited to cookie a new charm.  Here are the other JK sets:

A little bit about the cookies:  All the cookies start with a royal icing base.  Once that is set, I hand-paint each cookie with food coloring and a paintbrush.  With this collection I made little droplets of melted sugar to use as “rhinestones” on the peace cookie, the D monogram, and the candy cane cookie.
 
I’ve done so many fun cookies sets lately that I need to catch up!  Maybe I’ll have 2 posts this week?!  gasp or 3???

Have a charming day! 

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. They are all just so lovely and your idea to use the droplets of melted sugar for rhinestones is just so smart and the effect is wonderful.

  2. Can I just say how very in "AWE" of you that I am? Wow! These are so amazing. I'm really behind in my email and seeing these late, but they were worth the wait! Absolutely dropping jaw gorgeous!

  3. Hi,

    I just found your blog. I love your name – Arty Mcgoo. Just floats off the tongue. Your cookies are so creative. Today, I took a stab at being creative. I made Christmas sugar cookies, although the turned out looking more like baby shower cookies. How do you paint your cookies? Edible ink?

  4. thank you so much everybody. I actually had a bad dream about these cookies the other night (yes, I dream about cookies!) and I was crying to Mr. John and saying, "How am I ever going to top those?!" 😀

    Heather, I paint my cookies with concentrated food coloring. Sometimes it's called gel paste? And I apply it with paintbrushes and water on a royal icing base. Food coloring markers are a really great way to start and get the feel of it.

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