Friendship Tree Cookies

November 19, 2012

We attended a lovely dinner party recently (where I ate Kale for the first time) and met two lovely couples who were close friends of our hosts.  The meal was fabulous and made all the more enjoyable by the varied and animated conversations that had us all wishing that the night could go on forever.

I brought a basket of cookies for our hosts and when deciding on a design for them I came across a wonderful logo that belongs to the owners of a unique little store in Australia offering wonderful and innovative Early Childhood Educational products.  I emailed them and told them why I would like to do my rendering of their logo on some cookies and would they grant me their permission.  I was so happy when they (Kim and Donna) said yes (for this occasion only as their logo is copyrighted) and today I’m delighted to share with you.  There are so many enchanting details on their logo and while I did not render all of them onto my cookies, the Friendship Tree did convey perfectly what I was hoping it would to our dinner hosts, that of *Thank you for extending your branches of friendship over us.*

I used the large rectangular plaque cookie cutter and first piped around the top half of the cookie for the sky and the bottom half for the grass.

When that was dry, I piped the outline for the tree and then flooded it.

Next came the piping and flooding of the cute little mushroom house.

The tree branches were then piped with their unique design of spelling out *The Friendship Tree*

From there all the leaves were added.

Last but not least, I added sanding sugar to all the leaves.

I’m very grateful to Kim and Donna of The Friendship Tree in Australia for allowing me to take inspiration from their logo.

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Renee - Kudos Kitchen November 19, 2012 at 12:47 pm

So cute. The sanding sugar is a nice touch.

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Jacquee November 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm

WOW, Paula!! I’ll have to invite you to future dinner parties at my place. Don’t forget the cookies… ;)

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Choc Chip Uru November 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Oh wow my friend you have excelled yourself in these intricate cookies :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more November 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm

very cute!

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Karen @ Trilogy Edibles November 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm

These are so adorable and that is so sweet that they let you use their logo!

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Sharon November 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Great Logo! That was really nice that they let you use it for the cookies! I followed your link to their site. Those are my favorite kind of kid toys and gifts! Thanks for introducing us!

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Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} November 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Aww, that’s great they allowed you to use their logos and I can see why you chose it. They look fantastic and I love the sanding sugar on the leaves too. Beautiful.

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The Partiologist November 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

What fun fun cookies! Sounds like you had a fabulous evening!

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Lora November 19, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Just. Darling.

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Sue November 20, 2012 at 12:25 am

Such sweet cookies! The leaves are my favorite part

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Paula (Salad in a Jar) November 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Looks fantastic. And what a great hostess gift!

Hmmmm. Wonder what “Salad-in-a-Jar” would look like on a cookie. I think that might be the definition of an oxymoron. :-)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Paula! (No wait, you already had it. Hope it was a good one)

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Miriam @ Overtime Cook November 21, 2012 at 1:56 am

The cookies are gorgeous and that logo is absolutely adorable! Happy thanksgiving Paula!

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ana cooks November 21, 2012 at 5:40 am

thank you!
it’s always a pleasure to visit your blog…it makes me so hungry!!!

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Warning Sugary Goodness November 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I do love these and a nice breath of fresh air between holidays goodies I might add :)

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Jessica @ bake me away! November 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm

So cute! I love the mushroom. Also, I hope you enjoyed the kale! :)

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trisha November 23, 2012 at 11:10 am

These are super cute!

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Haniela November 24, 2012 at 7:27 am

These are so adorable. Love them.

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Susan November 24, 2012 at 10:14 am

I love these Paula, especially the mushroom house, adorable!

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Lora @cakeduchess November 24, 2012 at 10:09 pm

How nice that they let you use their logo-it’s fantastic! I am in love with the mushroom. You ate kale for first time-yay! I eat it so often when it’s in season. I especially love it in soup:)

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Gail November 25, 2012 at 11:56 am

Such adorable hostess gift cookies, Paula!
Kale is the BEST!! Eat it raw as a salad, and you’ll never think you’re eating something that good for you!

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles November 25, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I just discovered that my husband likes kale, so I’m planning to incorporate it a bit more in our meals. These cookies are beautiful, Paula – what a lovely gift!

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Melissa November 29, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Love these! So how did you like kale? I like it but only if it is prepared right. I have trouble getting it right at home…

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