Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Light Dessert for Candlemas

I recently ran across this super cute recipe at Family Fun, which is very similar to the Edible Candles that Mary posted last year.   Aren't they great!?!  I am hoping to make them (or a similar variation, since I don't have the exact cookies needed for the base) with my children this coming week, for the feast of Candlemas.


Confectioners' sugar
Flower cookie with a center hole (we used Murray shortbread cookies)
Larger cookie (we used Anna's Ginger Thins)
Rolled wafer cookie (we used Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes)
Mini marshmallow
Orange decorating sugar
Red decorating gel


Make a simple icing by stirring together 1 teaspoon water and 5 tablespoons confectioners' sugar.

Use dots of icing to attach a small flower cookie with a center hole to a larger cookie.

Dab icing on one end of a rolled wafer cookie and press it into the center of the flower cookie.

For the flame, halve a mini marshmallow diagonally, dip the sticky side of one half in orange decorating sugar, and attach the half with icing. Spoon a few wax drips of icing down the candle's sides and use red decorating gel to embellish the base.

If any one ends up making these, or perhaps Anne's amazing Candle Cake, we'd love to see pictures!  You can either leave a link to your post in the comments, or email a picture to catholiccuisine[at]gmail[dot]com and I'll add them to the bottom of this post!

Update:  Here is a picture of one of our Candlemas Cookies, which we included in our Candlemas Tea.

Hope you all have a happy and holy 
feast of Candlemas! 

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  1. I saw those too and plan to do them for Blaise's feast day. Just cross them on a plate instead of worrying about the cookies on the bottom!

  2. Ooohhh!! Excellent idea Charlotte, as usual!! I'll have to do that with my children, in addition to printing out your great coloring page for his feast!

    You'll have to do a post (with a picture) for St. Blaise if you have a chance. :)

  3. This was such a fun idea. Here is ours: