Golf Valentine Cookies.
I’m not much of a sports girl. My husband is into both wrestling (yes, all fake) and Nascar racing (they just turn left!), and I know more than I would like to about both of those, but that’s pretty much it. I’m all about the Winter Olympics (Apolo Ohno, anyone?), and then I can cheer, scream, and whoop with the best of ’em. I have a feeling it’s more about my patriotism than the actual sports, but I just know I enjoy them.
In fact, I have even squirreled away a short letter from Evan Lysacek after he medaled Bronze in the ’06 Games in Torino. It’s pretty precious. ♥
But I know nothing about golf. Nada, zip, zilch. Well, except that it’s kind of like putt-putt, and I’m fond of that. The best part of playing putt-putt, of course, is picking out a brightly colored ball. Somehow, “golf” misses the point of that, and it appears that everyone plays with plain ol’ white balls.
Oh, if I were in charge. 😉
But this sweet chick Stacy wanted to order cookies for her boyfriend for Valentine’s Day. He lives right here in Houston, and she’s way over in Florida, so my cookies were the go-between. She asked for a golf-y Valentine theme, and these are what I came up with for her man. 🙂
There were golf balls, naturally. And even more golf balls on little tees.
Sweet little golf puns. (This design was made popular by Kudos Kookies, and I made a few different puns, too.)
Little golf clubs, too.
And another pun. 😉
And then I really had to step out of my comfort zone. See, I had a little golf bag cutter, but it was too tiny for this set. Instead, I used it as a basis for drawing my own golf bag, and even then, it was quite winged. I’ve never seen a golf bag in person, ha!
And golf carts? Well, I’ve ridden in one as it zips around our apartment complex. Does that count? I used THIS Frankenstein cutter as the basis for my little cart. See?
Lastly, Stacy had told me that her boyfriend’s favorite player was Tiger Woods. I knew that, in her eyes, her BF was even better than that! 😉
And just like the last post, I intended to paint the clubs in silver lustre dust. I’m still out, though, and I know that pearl white just wouldn’t cut it. Please use the *sparkly* side of your imagination, okay? Perfect. 🙂
I absolutely love this set. I used to be on the golf team in high school. Lol! I miss playing golf. It’s been years since I’ve played. For not knowing much about the game you did a great job!
Thanks, Melissa! For me, the most important detail of this entire set was getting that I got the golf balls dimpled… instead of white dots on top, ya know? I was DETERMINED, haha. But I’m glad my silly bags, cart & clubs can pass from even a real golfer! 😉
These are absolutely wonderful!! I am visiting a golfer’s home for a week and and the next time I return for a visit, I’m going to refer back to this post to bring him a little treat!! I’m just a beginner, but I’m sure I can keep it simple!! Thanks for sharing! You’re a genius!
You can do it, Karen! I swear – all these cookies were easy-peasy! I just had to figure out what a cart, club, and golf bag LOOKED like to begin with, and then it was simple! 😉
Wow! You are amazing! Can I ask though, are these very time consuming? I normally will do a batch of about 30-40 cookies for parties and no matter what the theme or how simple I try to make them, I usually spend about 4-5 hours decorating. I’m not sure if i’m doing something wrong or just really slow. It’s frustrating, but seeing amazing cookies like yours really encourages me to try again! love love love your ideas!
Emiko, I would guess that I spent 2-3 hours on this set. The decorating itself wasn’t difficult, but there were certain times that I let the icing “crust” in between steps (the kart, the dimples in the golf balls, etc.) Additionally, I worked on this set as well as 3 other sets that same night, so I was moving back & forth between different themes/ideas the entire time. For the entire night, I spent a good 8 hours decorating!
I always believe I’m super-slow compared to so many others out there, too. But you know what? It works for me, and I still have fun, so as long as you are enjoying making cookies, don’t worry about the rest. Get rid of that clock & smile! 🙂