Friday, November 1, 2013

Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In....

Happy All Saints' Day!!!  

all saints day cookies
Ever since making these cookies for All Saints' Day a few year ago, I've wanted to try my hand at making actual saint cookies...piped and flooded without using images printed on frosting sheets.

Three years later, here we are.  Finally.  Is it sad that I've been wanting to make something like this and it's taken me THREE YEARS to do so?  Yes, yes it is.

all saints day cookies, 5 designs in all
OK...first let me say that these designs come from one of my favorite etsy shops, Saintly Silver.  The owner makes felt saint dolls and they are the cutest little things ever. (PS: she's booked through Christmas already, so put your orders in for next year early.)

all saints day cookies
Here are some of her pieces from her sold page.  So, you can see the cookie inspiration comes directly from her.  I love that they're so beautiful, but still really simple.  You guys know how much I love simple.

For the cookies I chose a few saints:

all saints day cookies, st. francis of assisi...post features 5 saint cookie designs
St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and his feast day just happens to be on my birthday.

all saints day cookies, st. therese, the little flower...post features 5 saint cookie designs
St. Therese of Lisieux, also know as the Little Flower.  Patron saint of missions.

all saints day cookies, st. cecilia, patron saint of music...post features 5 saint cookie designs
St. Cecilia, patron saint of music.  I always think of my sister the music major when I think of St. Cecilia.  (And, I just realized I've been spelling it "Cecelia" all these years.)

all saints day cookies, st. michael the archangel...post features 5 saint cookie designs
St. Michael the Archangel, patron saint of grocers and police officers.  I love that grocers have a patron saint.

all saints day cookies, st. brigid (or st. bridget) of ireland...post features 5 saint cookie designs
St. Brigid (or Bridget) of Ireland, how could I make saint cookies without a St. Brigid?  Her cookie was not my favorite since I messed up her cross, but this poem attributed to her IS one of my favorites. ;) How can you not love a saint who writes about beer?

all saints day cookies
Because I don't want this post to be 2 miles long and contain over 30 pictures, I'll divide the how-to's up over the next few weeks.  In the meantime....Happy All Saints' Day!!! 

 Do you have a favorite saint? 

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