Arianell’s name means “Silver” in Welsh…so of course she was chosen to help make these very special cookies. We made the plain sugar cooky dough from Fannie Farmer’s cookbook, chilled it, then rolled it out. Next Arianell cut them out with the acorn shaped cooky cutter.
Before baking, she painted the caps with egg tempera (an egg yolk mixed with food colouring).
After they were baked, she painted the bottoms with edible silver mixed with gin.
They are super special cookies for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving dinner dessert!
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12 thoughts on “Silver Acorns”
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Arienell’s cookies are beautiful and I imagine very delicious. We had so much fun with egg tempera when our children were little! Thanks for the happy reminder.
We like decorating cookies…and seem to have a lot of small cooky-cutters just right for Hitty.
Oh my, they are the sweetest little cookies. What an amazing little cookie cutter! How lovely.
We can’t seem to help ourselves when we se a cute cooky-cutter. Somehow or other, we have ended up with lots of them…the Hittys are delighted of course!
wishing you, the family and all the Hittys a lovely Thanksgiving.
And the same from our household and cupboard to yours!
What beautiful sweet acorns…just lovely. They will look so festive on your table. Happy Thanksgiving to the entire Quimper Family. Enjoy!
Thank you very much, we will have a reduced guest list, but all are people we love, hopefully they all love beautiful sugar cooky acorns!
You and Arianell have made such beautiful cookies…I’d never heard of tempera painting cookies…they look so festive.
Yes, may you enjoy a lovely day of thanksgiving together with whomever you’re gathering with tomorrow.
Thank you very much, I think it will be a fun afternoon dinner, with lots of leftovers! Hopefully the guests all love either Quince Tarte Tatin, or home made Pumpkin Pie (or both) with whipping cream and acorn cookies!
Wow!! Those really are very special cookies!! So petite and unusual. I hope the dinner guests all appreciate them. I am very impressed!
As long as you use food colouring and paint them before baking, it works a treat. One egg yolk, plus a couple of drops of water, plus the food colouring, applied with a paintbrush as demonstrated by Arianell….the edible silver is applied after baking, and mixed in gin or vodka (water would make the cookies soggy).