Friday, April 29, 2011

Lilac cookies

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I smelled the lilacs in the air before I even saw them.  A fresh bouquet in the house perfuming the air, some left over Swiss meringue buttercream already tinted violet, and a freshly made batch of sugar cookie dough...

I had never tried this type of buttercream on a cookie before.  They don't harden up like royal icing so they need to handled and stored with care (or eaten immediately).  I was also inspired by new placemats I found.  Love the combo of violet and blue.

So I had to make some morning glory cookies to go along with the placemat - everyone does this, right?  It was so interesting to combine royal icing with the Swiss meringue.  I think it looks like a collar made of crepe paper.  Now to add in a little rectangle of lilacs on a sky blue background.

Along with the lilacs, there are bleeding hearts, blue grape hyacinths, azalea, flowering crabapple, viburnum, primrose, and of course, pansies and snapdragons blooming in my yard. 

I added little green pearl dragees in the center andI have been finding incredible deals on these as well as Madagascar vanilla at stores like Ross, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx).  So delicate and feminine - wouldn't these be beautiful for mother's day? 

I am linking with Trish at Sweetology

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  1. Lisa, this is absolutely over the moon gorgeous! I so love lilacs, & all the other florals you mention. Your cookies are delicate & your prsentation is awesome.

    Happy PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  2. What beautiful cookies, Lisa. They are so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Your cookies are very pretty! I vote for eating them immediately:@)

  4. I'm visiting from The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday. Such a delightful post...looks & sounds delicious!
    Your work is wonderful!!

  5. Too pretty to eat, but I think I would give it a try! Delish!

  6. These are so gorgeous!!! Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  7. Lisa, These cookies are dainty works of art! They are just exquisitely beautiful! You really captured the look and essence of the lilac!
    I too, have that same April Cornell pattern. Isn't it wonderful when something so pretty inspires you?
    I am your newest follower. I look forward to knowing you better!

  8. lilacs are my favorite ever...what tip did you use for the flower on the cookie? Thanks for your links!

  9. Hello, I came over from Sweetology when I saw your link! These cookies are GORGEOUS!! LOVE them!! You are so creative!! Thanks for sharing these! Jina