The Partiologist: Hand Knit Cookies!

Hand Knit Cookies!

Christmas is over, but the cookies keep coming.

What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?  Here, it's sweater weather and will be for quite some time.  In fact, more snow is coming my way, which makes the perfect time to do a little knitting...as in knitting buttercream cookies. 
 
Although I really thought by now I would know how to knit, like something to wear, not to eat, it hasn't happened.  Oh well, I must be hungrier than I am cold.
 
Hand Knit Cookies!
 
 After posting the cookies I made for Christmas, I promised I would show you how.

And I never break my promise!
 
So, grab your knitting needle or in this case, pastry bag.
 
In no time at all you'll have knitted your first set of cookies!
 
First you need to bake the hats, mittens, sweaters or anything else you want to knit.
 
Let's start with the hat.
 
For all of the cookies, I used buttercream frosting.

Using the Wilton #3 round decorating tip, pipe one vertical strip.  (I started in the middle of the hat to show the example, when decorating the cookie, start at the far left corner)
 
Using the same tip, pipe several horizontal lines across the vertical line.
 
The spacing between the horizontal stripes should be the same as the width of the tip opening, making each stripe the same size.
 
Continue piping vertical lines and then horizontal stripes until the entire cap is covered.
 
When starting to decorate you cap, start on the far left corner.
 
After the cap is decorated, clean the edges with an off set spatula.  More detail HERE.
 
Using a Wilton #16 star tip, pipe a squiggle across the bottom of the cap.
 
Next, make a swirl with the Wilton #18 star tip.
 
I decided to add a little red fondant heart to each.
 
Press the fondant into a small heart mold and remove (or buy candy hearts).
 
Pipe a small dot of frosting on the cap and add the heart.
 
Now that you have something for your head, we need to knit the mittens.
 
Using the same pattern and technique, pipe a vertical line with the Wilton #3 round tip and blue frosting.
 
Next use the Wilton #46 basket weave tip and pipe horizontal stripes across the blue line.
 
Spacing it the same distance apart.
 
Continue until the entire mitten is covered.
 
Clean the edges with an offset spatula.
 
Pipe a blue squiggle across the bottom of the mitten with the Wilton #16 star tip.
 
Add a red fondant heart.

Next is the sweater.  Possibly the easiest sweater you've ever knitted.
 
With the Wilton #46 basket weave tip, pipe a horizontal stripe across the top of the cookie.
 
Right next to the white stripe,  pipe a blue line with the Wilton #3 round tip.
 
Continue alternating stripes until the sweater is covered.
 
Add a squiggle with a Wilton #18 star tip across the neck and the bottom of the sleeves.
 
Add a red fondant heart.
 
I'm S'mitten...Will you be my Valentine? 
 
 

18 comments :

  1. It's 4 degrees here today and we finally got some snow that stuck around more than a few hours. I could use a nice knit hat to wear, or better, to eat! I love the decorating technique you used to create the texture on these cookies. So cute!

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    1. We have had snow on the ground since Thanksgiving! Maybe that's why I've been inside doing all this knitting! :)

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  2. Gorgeous cookies. Did you use buttercream or royal on them? Thanks for another great tutorial. Kathy

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    1. I just realized I forgot to mention I used buttercream on all of the cookies! (I just edited) :)

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  3. You have days more patience than I do - those cookies are AMAZING!

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    1. Oh no, don't be fooled, I have NO patience! :) Thanks Rose!

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  4. I love doing basket weave piping. Call me crazy!

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  5. Those are too pretty to eat! You are very talented.

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    1. You are sooo sweet, thank you for the comment! :)

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  6. It's a cold and rainy day here in Georgia but your simply beautiful hand knit cookies would warm me right up! Kim, your knitting skills are flawless! :)

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    1. I don't know if I would say flawless, but I do thank you a whole bunch for thinking that! LOL

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  7. OMG these fall under the category of "cookies to stare at forever cuz you know there's no way on earth i'll ever make them look that good". mine would look like a puppy chewed them up. :>O

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  8. LOVE these! I think I will shamelessly copy for my Valentine cookies, this year. In your comment for more detail on how to trim the buttercream, you say, "More detail HERE", but there is no hyperlink to the directions. :(
    Can you help a girl out?

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    1. Oh, I'm so happy you're making them into your Valentine cookies! And I'm so sorry about the link, I've got it fixed now. :)

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  9. Way too cute! You do amaze me!!!
    Annette

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm here to entertain! LOL

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