Monday, September 12, 2011

Pumpkin Cookies for Grown Ups

Hey, when you were growing up, did your parents ever have one of those "Adults Only" parties? You know, where they invited all of their friends over and made you go to bed at 6pm. And to console you for not being able to attend, they promised that it wouldn't be any fun at all and you would hate it if you tried to come anyway? But you could HEAR them. And they were most definitely having FUN. And your parents always saved the FUN food for those parties. And you just KNEW that if you could sneak out there without them seeing you that you would most definitely have FUN and you would get to eat all that delicious, magical food before it turned back into normal, everyday food in the morning.

I think that if I am ever responsible and adult enough to have one of those parties for Halloween, I will make these cookies. And all my guests will drink out of glasses that are made of real, actual glass. No plastic cartoon character glasses for them. Oooh, and we'll have as much ice cream as we want. And maybe there will be a pinata. But it won't be filled with dum-dums and those orange and black peanut butter taffy candies. No way. My pinata will have full size candy bars and diamonds and stuff. And my kids will get to stay up until at least 6:30pm. And eat pizza under their blankets with flashlights. (Hey...I can do laundry in the morning.)

P.S. I have secret to tell you about silver and gold cookies. And it doesn't include luster dust. I use Americolor gold and silver airbrush colors. They are SO easy to use. No mixing. Just grab a brush and paint them right on to the royal icing and let it dry for 20 minutes. See? You love it, right?

16 comments:

Haniela said...

I LOVE THEM.

The Painted Cookie said...

Gorgeous! I am going to look into the airbrush colors, love the no mixing part!

Sweet Tooth Desserts said...

These are so pretty, I love the colors!! I different take on pumpkins!!

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

I'm torn between wanting to be able to attend an *adult* party like this or being one of the kids allowed to eat pizza under the blanket while the adults are whacking away on a pinata!

lisa said...

Love the idea of no luster dust - I need some of this! Thanks for a great tip.
Lisa

lizy b said...

Beautiful!! They remind me of Martha Stewart's giant glitter pumpkins! without the glitter all over the carpet, and your hands, and your eyes.....

Anita said...

Gorgeous! And I just want to see the photos of everyone smiling after enjoying the yummy looking black ones! :)

Sugary Flower said...

Hey! Why were there no diamonds in my Hen's Night pinata????!

Samantha said...

Soooooo pretty!

Susie said...

I will anxiously await my invite to THAT party! People just don't entertain like they used to. I am going to have to hunt out the airbrush colors....they are gorgeous....and I have been know to go thru bottles of luster dust...

misgalletasyotrascosas said...

Love your cookies!!!

Lorraine said...

Love the idea - I am going to have to try it. I love the pumpkins!

Jodi said...

These are beautiful!

Tails said...

Haha you described how I felt about my parents' parties perfectly!! I dont know if we have airbrush colours here in South Africa, and I only just found gel colours haha so I'll keep these in mind for a later date :)

Amy Jo Romney said...

I love your idea of using airbrush paint. I am about to order some, but I am not sure what colors to order. Have you ever tried using other colors of airbrush paint with a paintbrush? Would it be worth it to order a whole set of colors? Or should I just stick with gold, silver, and pearl?

Georganne (LilaLoa) said...

I use regular Americolor food colors for painting most of the time. I only buy the airbrush colors when I want them to be shiny (silver, gold, and pearl.) But you can definitely paint with ANY of the airbrush colors.

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