Arms Heraldic Cookies

For a long time now I've had this really bad cookie cutter habit. I find them irresistable, and I just keep buying more and more of them. When it all started I never even used any of them, and I thought that was bad. But then when I did start using them, I realized that this was even worse.

A couple of years ago I gave myself a heater (shield) shaped cookie cutter in my Christmas stocking. I didn't actually find one for sale in this shape - I rebent a round. This particular cutter has been a favorite of mine since then, and I've done all sorts of ridiculous things with it.

I unfortunately don't have pictures of my first cookies made with this cutter, but here are some more recent examples.

Carolingia Mid-March, 2001 I was getting ready to attend the Ommengang event to be held in Carolingia on March 24, 2001. The event announcement mentioned that they weren't having a traditional feast, but that people were encouraged to bring items for a potluck feast. After several days of wracking my brain, I still hadn't been able to come up with any ideas for period or even period-oid dishes that I could make. So I was browsing through my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, hoping that it would give me an idea, when I passed the section on sugar cookies.

That's when I suddenly remembered, "Hey! I have a heater shaped cookie cutter." So I wound up making these cookies, which are the badge of the Barony of Carolingia.

Bridge Some friends from the Barony of the Bridge happened to be at Ommengang, and they thought the cookies were great. So after much egging on from them I repeated my cookie insanity for the second time in as many weeks, making these for Black Rose Ball, held on March 31, 2001.

Here's another cookie, which I suppose you could call "heraldic".
Celtic Bear On December 1, 2006 I made a batch of these bear cookies. Haus VDK was putting together a care package for a member who had moved out of state and was feeling a bit isolated all by himself. His totem animal is a bear, and I thought, "What's a care package without cookies?" Plus it didn't hurt that I already had a bear cookie cutter just itching to be used.

The icing design was inspired by the bear pendant made by Crafty Celts.


© 2001 Jessica I. Clark
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