In case the title or the Snoopy cookie didn't give it away, the theme of this year's Christmas sugar cookies is A Charlie Brown Christmas. This was my favorite Christmas TV Special when I was a kid, and it is still my favorite to this day. Mr. Apron and I own the DVD and it is one of the first Christmas movies we watch after Thanksgiving to put us in the holiday spirit.
When I found a Snoopy cookie cutter I knew I had to make these cookies. But I didn't want to just make Snoopy cookies. When Mr. Apron and I were watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, I came up with the idea of adding other cookies also inspired by the movie. I had so much fun with this year's theme, Mr. Apron and I have already been making suggestions about what show should be next year's sugar cookie theme.
For the colored lights on the dog house I used sugar pearls. The rest of the cookie is simply royal icing. I outlined and flooded Snoopy first, then the house. Once that was dry I did the details on Snoopy and the lines and lights on the dog house.
The Snoopy cookies are final cookie in this year's theme. I hope that it is a bit more clear how my first two cookies fit into the Charlie Brown Christmas theme. But just incase, here is how I came up with the idea for each cookie.
The first cookies were the snowflake cookies. And I will admit, these were not much of a clue and could have come from many different Christmas shows. But I was really inspired by Charlie Brown.
The second scene that gave me the idea for snowflake cookies is when Lucy, Linus and friends are catching snowflakes on their tongue.
The second cookie was Christmas Trees in green, pink and blue. These cookies did elicit some guesses. None of the comments on the blog were correct, but several of my co-workers did guess correctly. I really enjoyed having people coming up me in the halls with guesses or wondering if I would fill them. It's nice to know that my friends do read this!
You can see more of this scene here.
And of course the green trees were inspired by the dressed up Christmas tree in the final scene.
I hope you enjoyed my Charlie Brown Christmas Cookies as much as I enjoyed making them and sharing them with you. This will be my last post before Christmas. I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday. I will be back next week with new posts featuring the many desserts I will making for Christmas and Christmas Eve. Happy Baking to all, and to all a Good Night.