A Charlie Brown Christmas Sugar Cookies



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.

The Snoopy Cookies were not hard to make.  The biggest challenge I had was that the cutter was plastic, not metal, making it very hard to cut the dough.  I actually had to pound the cutter with my rolling pin to make an impression in the dough. 

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.
There were two scenes that gave me the idea for the snowflake cookies.  The first is the scene where Linus and Charlie Brown are sitting at wall talking.  The vibrant blue sky and white snowflakes is where I drew the colors for the cookies.  I also thought that the blue was similar to the color of Linus' blanket.
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!
The pink and blue trees were based on the colorful trees that surround Charlie Brown and Linus when they go to the tree lot.

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. 


35 comments:

Debbi said...

Alayna...I'm in awe. Stunningly gorgeous cookies. Perhaps the best I've seen this season. Congratulations...WOW!

Emily said...

Oh these are so cute. At first when I read just the title it was a cookie gone wrong. A Charlie Brown sad. These are simply delightful!

Tina said...

I love love the cookies with Snoopy! These are some that I wished I could have bought from you earlier in the month. Not sure if you sell your cookies-but if you do not you should seriously consider it. These are definitely a winner! Awesome post!

Frieda said...

Beautiful decorating!

www.monistical.com said...

These are utterly gorgeous, not only did they make me feel hungry and Christmassy, I also had to re-watch A Charlie Brown Christmas :)

lacyd said...

LOVE!!! Oh my god the snoopy cookies are amazing! One of my fav Christmas movies too. :) Love these!
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Elena said...

Beautiful cookies!!! I like the Snoopy ones sooooo much!!! ;o))

Kelly said...

I thought the same thing as Emily above, a cookie gone wrong. WOW! As my kids and I read through and admired your beautiful works of art, it was all we could say…WOW! Gorgeous, gorgeous cookies.

Michelle said...

Fabulous post!

Joan said...

Great job on the Snoopy cookies! Very pretty!

chelsiekay said...

These are so awesome, and what a great tribute to a wonderful show that speaks of the true meaning of christmas...can you give out where you found the cookie cutter? my whole tree is all snoopy decorations, and as i am an avid baker, how fitting it would be to make these and have them on my couple platters....
Thank you for sharing,
Chelsie Vance

Pink Apron Baker said...

@Chelsie I found the cookie cutter at Michaels. To be honest it wasn't the greatest quality. If you do a google search you can probably find a similar cutter on the internet. I have seen them on ebay.

Pink Apron Baker said...

Thank you everyone for the wonderful feedback. I loved making these cookies and I am so glad that so many people have enjoyed them!

Stephsnie @Eat. Drink. Love. said...

These are just awesome!! You did an excellent job!

Shea said...

Hi. They are awesome. I love Snoopy. I put his tree up in my classroom every year. How do you get the icing to go on that smooth? Thanks

meghan said...

These are fantastic! Snoopy is my favorite :)

Rachel said...

These are gorgeous/adorable! I have yet to master true crafty cookie decorating. Alas...

Sara said...

These are adorable! Love them! Merry Christmas! :)

flavorstoheaven said...

When I was a child I love Snoopy! Diferent way to spend eating Christmas cookies :)

thedustybaker.com said...

Wow, I'm shocked at how amazing these are! What fun!

healthyfoodietravels said...

Oh man, my dad would kill for these! :) He's the biggest snoopy fan! Very, very cute.

Laura said...

i think these are the cutest cookies i have seen all season, and i think i have looked at 1000+ how did you get snoopy so perfect? did you use a kopykake, or did you trace. i love these!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh how fun...I have a rubber stamp just like the snoopy cookie!

Cake said...

I know I'm late to the party here but those are really well done! Cookies like these inspire me to improve my piping skills.

She said...

Great looking cookies! Love the Charlie Brown inspired ones! :)

have A cookie said...

I found you on foodgawker! Love Snoopy!

Kayren said...

I have a special needs son and he is obsessed with Peanuts... I must find a way to make these this year!

ShaunaMann said...

Where did you find the cookie cutter for the Snoopy house? I am obsessed with Snoopy! :)

plume said...

Awesome job! Where did you got the Snoopy house? I am obsessed with cookie cuttttttttttters.

Sr said...

Hey... Saw this cookie cutter on ebay and seems to be it!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Snoopy-on-the-Doghouse-Cookie-Cutter-8-1-8-Inches-Long-/181017157104?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a25769df0
Now, don't you all fight over it!

hilljean said...

These cookies are fantastic! I saw it pinned on Pinterest and I was hoping they were for sale somewhere because my mom's bestie is a Snoopie fanatic. You should consider selling these! They're gorgeous!

Pink Apron Baker said...

Hi Everyone...it is amazing almost a year later that I am still getting such a great response for these cookies. To answer the BIG QUESTION: where I got the cutter- I actually found it on the clearance rack at Michaels. I have never seen it since. I do sometimes see similar ones on ebay. And I have got many email asking about ordering these cookies, and I am sorry to report, that I am not a professional and this just a hobby. I cannot take orders for cookies.

ashoshea said...

Hi i was wondering what royal icing recipe you used for this? i love this i have to make this this year!

Tam Shan said...

LOVE these Snoopy cookies ! Very well done Pink.
I want to try to make a template to make my own Snoopy cookies for my three wee nephews. Beautiful work. Cheers!

fabieri said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww


my husband love snoopy...

this cookie are amazing!!!!

thanks

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