Cookies for All Saints' Day

So last year, I posted these cookies ON All Saints' Day...and the how-to's in the days following.  Not the best if you want to MAKE the cookies for All Saints' Day.  Here's a reprise of the post, so you can get to baking.  

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for links to the tutorials for all of the saint cookies shown here. 

*originally posted here, 11.01.13* 
Oh, when the saints go marching in!

Cookies for All Saints' Day
Ever since making these cookies for All Saints' Day a few years 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.

Cookies for All Saints' Day

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.)

Making All Saints' Day cookies is really, really fun...and letting your kids choose which saints to create is a great way to get them involved.

For these cookies, I chose a few saints:

St. Francis cookie
St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and his feast day just happens to be on my birthday.

St Terese cookie
St. Therese of Lisieux, also known as the Little Flower.  Patron saint of missions.

St. Cecilia cookie
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.)

St. Michael the Archangel cookie
St. Michael the Archangel, patron saint of grocers and police officers.  I love that grocers have a patron saint.

St. Bridget cookie
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?

Because I don't want this post to be 2 miles long and contain over 30 pictures, the how-to's are divided up in separate posts. See below.

 Do you have a favorite saint? 

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