Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Owl Cookies

I started thinking about what kind of cookies I was going to make for Valentine's Day a few weeks ago.  I didn't want anything too super-girly because I was going to send them to school with the boy for their Valentine's Day party.  Well, his teacher decided not to do a whole party this year.  They're going to make ice cream sundaes and exchange Valentines instead.  That took some pressure off of me, but I still wanted to make the cookies I had planned.  So I did. Just not as many as orignally anticipated. 

And there is the finished product.  Owls!  I have seen owls all over the web lately.  I guess they're a big trend right now.  Most of the owl cookies I see are made using a tulip cutter.  Well, that's all well and good, but then the owls don't have tails.  And every owl I've ever seen has a tail.  So I flipped the tulip cutter upside down and cut a scoop out of the top.  Like so:

That allowed me to make the "horns" and still have a tail.  Once the cookies were baked and ready to decorate, I played around with body styles.

In then end, I decided I liked the one in the top right corner best.  So I made some more of those, and played with the belly decorations.

In the end I wasn't happy with how the eyes and beaks were flush with the rest of the owl, and I didn't like how the outline of the belly showed up.  So I made one last batch, and I was pretty happy with them overall.

They're so shiny because they were still wet when I took the picture.

Anyway, that's all for the owls.  Hope you all have a happy Valentine's Day!

1 comment:

  1. These are so cute - I really like the one with the zig-zag pattern on its belly, and the flowers are pretty cute too. What a great set they make!