Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sunny Day, Sweepin' the Clouds Away...

...on my way, to where the air is sweet...
Can you tell me how to get,
How to get to Sesame Street?

Today, we're getting to Sesame Street via cookies.  I think this guy would approve:
As soon as I saw these Sesame Street cookie cutters at Williams Sonoma, I knew I must have them.

Sesame Street premiered in 1969...the same year I was born. 
Cookie Monster was born; Bridget was born.  Coincidence?   Separated at birth?

Anyhoo...I love Sesame Street.  I hear they're making Cookie eat vegetables these days.  I really don't want to believe that.
There is an Elmo cookie cutter in this set; I didn't make him.  When kiddo was little and I tried to force him to watch Sesame Street ("You'll love it; I promise!"), he would cry whenever Elmo's friend Mr. Noodle and Mr. Noodle's brother would come on the screen.

I would have substituted the Elmo cookie cutter for Grover. Or Count. Or Bert. Or Big Bird. (I'm old.)  Speaking of Grover, please tell me you have this book for your kids.  To this day, it is one of my favorites.

Back to the cookies...the cutters are designed to make an imprint of the design, which is so helpful when making characters.  They're also made to give you the option of making sandwich cookies, just press the imprinting part all the way down and it will cut out the mouth area.  Decorating instructions are included with the set.

***Keep in mind, if you are making these for a party, you might want to stick with 1 or 2 characters.  For these 3 guys, I needed to make 10 different icing colors.***

The cookies here are a new recipe.  Are you ready?
They're CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT CUT-OUTS.  As in, Nutella Cut-Outs.
You can find the recipe here, in the book!!!
{How's that for a teaser? ;)}
Since the cookies are a deep, dark brown, there was no need to use black icing to fill in the mouths on Cookie Monster or Oscar.

And how fun are Oscar's eyebrows?  That's just piping consistency icing "fluffed" up with a toothpick.

How'd you like a set of these for your own?  It seems only appropriate for the week of Jim Henson's birthday. ♥  Kiddo is convinced that "only people with little kids" will enter.  I had to remind him that his 42-year-old mother made a special trip to the mall just to purchase these...for HERSELF. ;)

Simply use the widget below to enter.  US entries only, please.  If you'd just like to leave a comment, use the comment form as usual.
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Who is YOUR favorite Sesame Street character?

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