Pinterest Cookie-d {Subway Art Cookies}

I got a little sidetracked, but now I’m back with another installation of the series I’m working on with my friend Ashleigh from A Bee in Our Bonnet.

Sorry y’all no how-to for this one,  just some tips and lots of pictures.  Although I try to give the illusion of knowing what I am doing, lots of times when I cookie something, I have to wing it.  This is one of those times.

This cookie is what I call a “Monet”.  That just means, like the paintings, these cookies look good from far away, take a closer glance, they are a mess. 

By the way, I didn’t make that up.  It’s one of the biggest things I took away from that 90’s era movie, Clueless.  Um, yeah, I might’ve watched that one more than a few times…

Anyway, like I said, no tutorial, just some tips and advice…

If you decide to take a stab at these, remember a few key tips: 

  • #1 and #1.5 tips are your friends
  • Stencils can help {If found this one in Michael’s by chance.  They are called Journaling Templates.  If you see some pick them up.  they are VERY handy for cookie projects}

  • Plan out what you are going to write.  Winging it does NOT work well in this case
  • Use icing that has a consistency similar to hair gel for these.  Not too stiff but not so runny that it will flow together
  • In this case, a Kopy Kake is your friend
  • Relax
  • Practice
  • PRAY

This one was my favorite.  Believe it or not, this was the first one I made.  I have beginners luck I guess.  I didn’t like the subsequent ones as much.  Seems like the more I thought about it, the more I goofed.

What are your tips for a happy marriage?  These are biggies for us.

These were a lot of work, and I am by NO MEANS an expert, but I made it through this project okay.  I think they would also be gorgeous in the popular “off-colors”, or as wedding favors, simplified by using one single phrase on a solid square rather than the whole spiel.  I’m even planning a UT version for Bern-Dogg’s birthday, but SHHHH, don’t tell him!

Halloween and autumn cookies have kind of distracted us, but Ashleigh and I are still cookie-ing Pinterest.  Hop on over to A Bee in Our Bonnet to see her latest creation, and stay tuned for more.  If you are just now joining in, you might want to check out these other Pinterest inspired Cookies…

Chevron Cookies

Quatrefoil Cookies

Owl Cookies

Vintage Lace Cookies

Bunting/Pennant Banner Cookies

Moustache Cookies