Personalized Cookie Pennant Banner

Happy Weekend! During the crazy December holiday hubbub, I completely forgot about posting photos of some gingerbread cookies I made… but I think these could work for Valentine’s Day inspiration as well!

A friend of mine came to visit for an afternoon of gingerbread chaos; and by that, I mean we’d made templates of all kinds of wonderful gingerbread landmarks we were going to make – which for the most part failed and fell apart in the oven – but ended up with all kinds of other cute things such as gingerbread trolley cars (we DO live in the bay area after all!) plus a giant sugary mess in the kitchen, and these adorable gingerbread pennant banners!

Adorable, right? Here’s a close-up, pardon the light dusting of flour still present..

I think these would translate really well into sugar cookie pennant banners if gingerbread isn’t your thing. (Or if it’s not December. *Ahem.*) To make these, we simply rolled out the dough and used a butter knife to cut out triangles/pennants. Then we used a plastic drinking straw to “cut” out some stringing holes, one on each side of the top corners. After they were baked and cooled, we used royal icing to draw letters, hearts, and other cute designs on each pennant. Once the icing was set, we ‘threaded’ the pennants with pretty ribbon. 1/8″ ribbon worked perfectly for this!

These would make a really cute (and edible!) personalized gift for someone special this Valentine’s Day, don’t you think?