December is here, official Christmas mode can begin!
Though to confess, I’ve been on Christmas mode ever since me and husband put up the tree over the November long weekend. Anyways.
I’ve always loved the Charlie Brown Christmas cartoon for as long as I can remember. So much, that I even have Charlie Brown Christmas decorations flitted throughout my home. So much, that I have the book. So much, that I have the soundtrack on my iPhone. SO MUCH, that I decided it was time to make cookies of them for Christmas this year.
I recently blogged about my new love, my Kopykake projector, and decided to use it in helping to achieve my goal. I decided to do an assortment of the main dudes: Snoopy, Charlie, Linus, Schroeder, and Lucy (the sole dudette). Oh, and I tossed in the iconic wilted tree, and Snoopy’s doghouse to boot. I’m also an avid fan of Sugarbelle and was extra inspired by her own Charlie Brown cookies. Aren’t they just awesome?!
I printed off the pictures and cut a border around it. These served as my template to hand cut the cookies, as well as the images I would clip in the projector.
Here you can see the progression of Snoopy, he was my first one since he had the simplest lines and fewest colors. At each step, I had the image projected onto the cookie as I piped over top of it.
With the final step I used a stiff consistency of royal icing to do the outline in the image you see above. It turned out alright, but I wasn’t the biggest fan of it. As such, I ended up doing the outline with my black Americolor food marker and I felt it gave me more of that illustrated look that I wanted, which you’ll see in the images below.
And here’s the gang. You have Snoopy and his doghouse, all decorated for Christmas:
And Charlie with his little tree:
Lucy, ready to impart her words of wisdom, and Linus, who generously gave up his blanket to help trim the tree:
And emo Shroeder, with his piano: