Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Be Mine . . .

Valentine Cookies are a tradition at Linderhof -- sugar cookies -- always sugar cookies -- sometimes frosted with pink frosting and sometimes sprinkled with red sprinkles, but I've a new hobby -- painting cookies. Saturday morning I baked and frosted with royal icing, numerous heart cookies and then . . . . the fun began!


For I invited friend Madeline to join me in my cookie painting.


Food coloring -- three kinds, food coloring pens, brushes, a jug of water and the escargot plates -- the perfect pallet for holding the "paint"!


And trays of heart shaped sugar cookies -- frosted with royal icing -- the prefect blank canvas for paint!


Madeline came and we spent the next hour and a half painting the trays of cookies -- she's quite creative and a wonderful baker and food artist!

Her cookies were awesome!!!!


And these are mine -- what fun we had for . . .


These cookies, that look like "conversation hearts" are to be my favor for the Valentine's Luncheon on Monday. They're perfect!

I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday -- what could be more seasonal than heart shaped cookies!!!!

22 comments:

acorn hollow said...

very cute idea. and they look yummy
Cathy

From the Kitchen said...

Good job Martha and Madeline! I've never seen "conversation heart" cookies. Deliciously wonderful!

Best,
Bonnie

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

there adorable! Happy Valentines Day!

Blondie's Journal said...

We used to paint cookies when I was a little girl...this brought back many memories!

XO,
Jane

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a cute idea! I'll bet Madeleine loved helping you.

Bernideen said...

Oh how cute - I just baked them too on Friday but your look cuter! Great job!

Southerncook said...

All of your cookies are just beautiful and your sweet young friend, what fun to have her come help you. I'm sure you both ate some cookies as you painted???? What a wonderful party favor for your Valentine's luncheon. Spectacular!!!!

Carolyn

Janean said...

looks like lots of work, but fun work!

BumbleVee said...

hey! what a great way to colour the icing.... much better than having to make several colours of icing... and then ice them...hahhah,.. I like this idea.

Martha said...

I made hearts with red sprinkles for us to nibble on while we worked. So the painted cookies were off limits -- she took hers home for her family.

Rose H (UK) said...

Lovely idea Martha, you and Madeline have romantic hearts!

Mary said...

Adorable! Love your conversation heart cookies~ Happy Valentine's!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The cookies look great, looks like fun:@)

Ben said...

What great looking cookies, Martha! (Isn't royal icing a glorious thing for decorating cookies?) And what a great tradition. I really liked these.

Ben
http://kissthecook-ben.blogspot.com/

Bloggymom said...

Love the conversation cookies!!!

bj said...

Conversation cookies...PERFECT!

The Tablescaper said...

So cute. I think I need to get my hands on those edible ink markers. Thanks for brining your Valentines to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Pondside said...

What a sweet idea! I'll bet you had fun.

Becky said...

Martha, they are perfect! You are most inspiring. And I love the idea of cookie conversation hearts. Have fun tomorrow.

On Crooked Creek said...

Martha,
How wonderful to have Madeline come to help you with your painting! Conversation hearts, indeed. I'm sure that conversation will be abounding at Linderhof's Valentine Luncheon! Enjoy the "fruits of your labors"!
Fondly,
Pat

Mary said...

What fun! The two of you did a fantastic job. This was really a great idea. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

SavannahGranny said...

These are so cute. I was already thinking they looked like "conversation hearts" when I scrolled to your narrative. They really do! How nice that you had someone with which to paint. Happy Valentine's Day, Ginger