The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones: Rune Cookies

by Jennifer on August 20, 2013

in Book Themed Desserts, Movie Themed Desserts, Sugar Cookies

City of Bones Rune Cookies

It is time…


…for two worlds to collide…



I’ve already talked about my love for the Cassandra Clare book series The Mortal Instruments (I’m eagerly awaiting the release of the 6th book!). And tomorrow (!!!), dear readers, there will be a movie.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about – here’s the gist of it – Demons are real. And they’re nasty beasties. Shadowhunters are half-angel, half-human badasses that kill said demons to protect themselves and humankind. They use wand-like instruments called steles to “draw” runes into their skin to give themselves cool powers, like…

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City of Bones Rune Cookies

Clairvoyant Sight

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Angelic Power

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City of Bones Rune Cookies


City of Bones Rune Cookies


Which power would you choose?

I love making simple sugar cookies and these are as simple as it gets! One icing color (white), simple round cookies, painted on runes, and some splattering for good measure. Perfect for a City of Bones premiere shindig!

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1 Kayle (The Cooking Actress) August 20, 2013 at 8:51 am

These cookies are stunning! I’m really excited for the movie, and am def. thinking I should check out the books!

I’d probs. pick clairvoyance, since I think I’m psychic anyway :P


2 Jennifer August 20, 2013 at 11:54 am

Clairvoyance sounds perfect! :)


3 Kathia August 20, 2013 at 10:13 am

These cookiesare so cute the eem easy to make, like you said perfect for City of Bones!!


4 Jennifer August 20, 2013 at 11:54 am

Thanks, Kathia!


5 Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour August 20, 2013 at 10:50 am

I have never read the books, but they seem like something I would like. These cookies are so fun! Enjoy the movie!


6 Jennifer August 20, 2013 at 11:53 am

Thanks, Meghan! Hubby and I are going to make a date of it and see it on Friday at a fancy theater in Richmond with awesome food and no kids allowed! I figured we better get our fill of “no kid” places for a while ;)


7 Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me August 20, 2013 at 11:55 am

I’m interested in your cookie painting! These came out super sharp. Did you trace on first? Just wing it? I tried my hand at painting on cookies a couple days ago and had “eh” results. I’m currently on a researching bender to see how folks make their painted cookies look so good! :)


8 Jennifer August 20, 2013 at 11:57 am

Oh, Michelle, I’m so glad you like them! They didn’t come out as crisp as I wanted, but I think if I had a better paintbrush, I would have been able to get cleaner lines! I used my KopyKake, but tracing would have worked great too! I’ve only painted on cookies a couple times before and it is not my best skill ;)


9 Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me August 20, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Thanks for the feedback! I think I’m going to practice some watercolor to get the hang of cookie painting. My penmanship could definitely use some work! ;)


10 Jennifer August 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Haha – I hear you! Me too :)


11 The Partiologist August 20, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I’m so out of the loop when it comes to these shows/movies – but I can honestly say I LOVE your cookies!!


12 Jennifer August 20, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Thanks, Kim! :)


13 Mike @ Semi Sweet August 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm

These cookies are incredible, Jennifer! Simple, yes, but they provide such an impact! I haven’t read the books (yet!) but I’m excited to see the movie.


14 Jennifer August 20, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Thanks, Mike! They are so simple, but I do really like how they came out :)


15 ATasteOfMadness August 20, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Wow, these cookies look fantastic! I read the first two books a while ago, and I remember liking them, but I’m not sure I want to see the movie. Even though it looks good, it may just spoil the books for me.


16 Jennifer August 20, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I understand what you mean! I always try to mentally separate books from their movies and enjoy them as individual pieces so I’m not disappointed, but they are making a movie out of The Fault in Our Stars and I’m not happy about it at all! I just loved that book so much, I just KNOW they are going to mess it up!


17 Tiff's Tasty Cookies August 20, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I am SO freaking excited to see the movie. I’m just worried I will hate it. The books are super awesome. Loved reading them all and can’t wait for the next!


18 Jennifer August 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm

True, I’m a little worried too! I know everyone is fussing because of the Jace casting, but I actually quite like that actor, so I’m hoping he does a good job :) I am especially concerned about a certain revelation that comes out near the end of the first book…something that I think will be received quite differently on film than in a book…I don’t know. We’ll see!


19 Zainab @ Blahnik Baker August 20, 2013 at 5:39 pm

These cookies are gorgeous!! Nothing close to the simple sugar cookies you call them. I hope the movie does justice to the books. have fun!!


20 Jennifer August 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Thanks so much, Zainab! I can’t wait to see it :)


21 Paula August 20, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Excellent cookies!


22 Jennifer August 20, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Thank you, Paula! :)


23 The Bearfoot Baker August 20, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I don’t know about these books or the movie but, I love your cookies. The spatter effect is perfect!!


24 Jennifer August 20, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Thanks so much, Lisa! :)


25 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen August 21, 2013 at 12:51 am

Beautiful decorated sugar cookies and perfect for City of Bones, m’lady! (Well, as how you described it because I haven’t read the books.) I would probably select clairvoyance…pretty powerful. Enjoy the movie, girl! You have me intrigued!


26 Jennifer August 21, 2013 at 8:48 am

Thanks, Stacy! :)


27 DessertForTwo August 21, 2013 at 8:33 am

Thanks for the explanation of the movie! We saw the preview and were intrigued but had no idea what it was about.
These cookies are gorgeous!


28 Jennifer August 21, 2013 at 8:49 am

Thanks so much, Christina! :)


29 hani/hanielas August 21, 2013 at 8:56 am

Jennifer, these are perfect. I love calligraphy art on your cookies, it looks beautiful. Spotted background makes everything look seamless and just perfect.


30 Jennifer August 21, 2013 at 8:59 am

Thanks, Hani! Painting on cookies doesn’t come naturally to me, but it is fun to try :)


31 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking August 21, 2013 at 6:05 pm

These are amazing, Jennifer! What a delicious and creative treat!


32 Jennifer August 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Thanks so much, Georgia! :)


33 Reeni August 21, 2013 at 10:02 pm

You have mad skills! Your runes are perfect! I’m convinced – I need to read the first book!


34 Jennifer August 22, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Thanks, Reeni!


35 Monet August 22, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Smile. I would choose stamina. It is definitely needed with a newborn! I hadn’t heard of those books before visiting your blog…I will have to check out books and movie now! These cookies are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!


36 Jennifer August 22, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Stamina is a great one with a newborn! ;)


37 Asmita August 23, 2013 at 8:11 am

Hi Jennifer,
This is such a clever idea! Love your cookies. I haven’t read the book but will be seeing the movie.


38 Jennifer August 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I’m going to see the movie today – SO excited!


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