Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sweater weather - argyle cookies




I just got back from a trip to Montana.  Gorgeous isn't it? 





This was my first trip out west and my first real glimpse of the Rocky Mountains.  It was quite a bit cooler there than in Pennsylvania, and really made me feel like fall was here in all it's glory.






Fall weather means sweaters, jackets, and warm socks, and that got me thinking about classic sweater patterns like argyle.





Yes, this is really how my brain works.  I haven't decided if it is a blessing or a curse. 

To make an argyle pattern, you begin by outlining your cookie.






Make a couple of diagonal lines like this.





Then diagonal lines back the other way.






Now begin to flood the cookies with thinned icing.  I used four different  patterns with three colors.






Fill in the rest of the colors.






After the flood icing has had time to set up, add a thin stripe on the diagonal to give it that distinctive argyle pattern.






And there you have it!  Argyle cookies in halloween colors that just scream  FALL IS HERE!






Good bye to rugged and spectacular Montana - you made me break out my sweaters!





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25 comments:

  1. love them! & montana looks absolutely beautiful!

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  2. What a gorgeous state Montana is, and at this time of the year. Snuggle weather for sure. Your cookies are great, as always. Love the Halloween colors. xo

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  3. Great pics of Montana and love the cookies:@)

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  4. Great trio you had.And great cookies you made.Thanks;)

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  5. SO cute! I love how they came out. And Montana looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I like the fact that your cookies are squares and everything looks better with some argyle!

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  7. Geepers Creepers LISA!! What a fun idea - I love how you made them to look Halloweenie-ish and fall-like (are those even words?1)

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  8. Wow! These are beautiful! You must have the patience of Job...not sure I could hang in there with these. I know in the past I could. :-) I just love your design and they are all perfect.

    Glad you enjoyed your trip West! I LOVE CO...makes my heart happy to be there.

    Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I really appreciate it!

    xo
    Pat

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  9. Lisa, I just saw your post on Wow Us Wednesday. These cookies are beautiful!! Very, very creative!! I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! Be blessed!

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  10. I featured your project on My Terrorific Tuesday picks of the week! Go get the button for the blog if you'd like to add it :)
    http://swelldesigner.blogspot.com/2011/10/terrorific-tuesday-picks-of-week_12.html

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  11. These look fantastic. So creative.

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  12. Hello~It sounds like you had a great trip. Your cookies are gorgeous. You are very creative! I linked to you from Full Plate Thursday!

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  13. These are great, and you make them look so easy! I love argyle!

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  14. I love argyle! Your cookies look adorable! I'd love for you stop by and link up at my Friday Favorites party!

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  15. These cookies are so much fun!! I love argyle! And I am a huge fan of sweater weather!

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  16. What awesome peaceful photos. I am going to just take a moment and enjoy! Those cookies look really good too, sure wish I had one or two. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  17. So cute!!! You make them look so easy! Beautiful pictures of Montana!

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  18. These are so adorable!! Argyle cookies...who'd have thought?

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  19. Lisa, Your pictures of Montana are beautiful and those cookies are amazing. How fun are argyle cookies!
    xo,
    Sherry

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  20. I am glad you made it out west. I love your mind and how you create things like Argyle Cookies! They are so stinking cute. Joni

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  21. I love these argyle cookies! I've been wanting to make some patchwork cookies, but wasn't sure where to start. You've given me some great ideas!

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  22. Oh my gosh...these are like Eddie Bauer in edible form! Love!

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