Tag Archives: Cookies

Mmmm…. Cookies

29 Mar

After making Mrs. Arts’ Valentine’s Day gift last month I found that I still had quite a bit of felt left over so I decided to make some more Joyce Wan inspired cookies. This time it’s a whole jar full!

Cookies
They’re so cute, couldn’t you just eat them all up?!

Mr. C

More Cookies

The Cow Loves Cookies

11 Oct

When I’m hungry, what do I think about? Cookies. And what do cookies remind me of? Milk. And of course milk is going to remind me of cows. Then all of a sudden out of nowhere I’m thinking about cows eating cookies. Seems quite logical to me, so here’s a craft that’s a cow eating cookies!

Supplies required: Scissors, cardstock or cardboard, pink construction paper, print outs of your favourite cookies, googly eyes, black marker, white glue and cow pattern fabric.

The Cows Loves Cookies

Step 1: Copy and cut out the templates provided.
Step 2: Trace and cut out the head and body templates on both the cardstock/cardboard and the cow patterned fabric. Trace and cut out two ears and a tail out of just the cow pattern and trace and cut out the nose from the pink construction paper.
Step 3: Glue the head pieces and body pieces together.
Step 4: Glue the two ear pieces out to the side on the top back of the head with the fabric pattern facing out.
Step 5: Glue the tail piece on top of the body piece.
Step 6: Draw two short parallel lines on the pink construction paper for nostrils. Then glue the nose onto the cows head opposite of the ears.
Step 7: Glue the googly eyes onto the cow’s head.
Step 8: Glue the head to the body.
Step 9: Find an image of your or your child’s favourite cookies. Print them and cut them out.
Step 10: Glue the cookies to the underside of the cow’s head, sticking out just enough to make it look as if the cookies are in the cow’s mouth.

TemplateNow you have a craft to make just before snack time (or to use as an excuse to eat some cookies). What’s great about this craft is that children will get a tactile experience with the fabric and that each cow will be different.

Recommended Reading: The Cow loves Cookies by Karma Wilson Illus. by Marcellus Hull

(Mr. C)

Empire Cookies Strike Back

5 Sep

How have I never thought of this before! They are called EMPIRE cookies! Inspiration finally hit when Mr. C and I were discussing the possibility of opening a comic book shop slash bakery, and I decided that every baked good must have some sort of geeky reference in the name. Stay tuned for Wookie Pies.

Empire (Strikes Back!) Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1 1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
1 c. icing sugar, plus extra for icing
1 c. corn starch
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. almond extract, plus 1 tsp. for icing
seedless raspberry jam
decorating gel

Cream butter with icing sugar until fluffy. Add corn starch and cream again. Stir in almond extract. Gradually add the flour and mix well until soft. Roll out dough on floured surface to about 3mm thickness. Cut into desired shapes (Death Stars! Well…round, actually) and place on lined cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until edges just start to turn golden. Let cool.

Next, sandwich the cooled cookies with a spoonful of seedless raspberry jam. To prepare the icing, mix a couple of cups of icing sugar with enough warm water to make a thick paste-like consistency. Add a few smears of black food colouring and the rest of the almond extract and frost cookies! Decorate with gel (I made whole Death Stars here, but feel free to make the Death Star II work in progress). Let sit for a few minutes to let the icing harden, otherwise they will become a huge mess if you stack them!

EAT! And may the Force be with you.

Jammer Cookies!

24 Mar

The other night I hosted a meeting for my roller derby league. That’s right, roller derby- as in girls on skates knocking each other to the floor. It’s a tough sport for tough girls, but we still like adorable things like star-shaped shortbreads with jam in the middle and icing. Who doesn’t?

Empire biscuits are my favourite cookie- they are super easy to make, taste freaking amazing and they last for days! Not like stupid chocolate chip, who tastes great right out of the oven and only so-so afterward, forcing me to eat the entire batch in one sitting. Stupid cookies.

Where was I? Empire biscuits (formerly called Linzer biscuits, but changed in a “Freedom fries” kind of way when England and Germany were not playing nice)! They are awesome. But I decided they could be more awesome by cutting the shortbread into stars (like those on the jammer’s helmet- if not familiar with roller derby, please see here and join in the fun, already) and dying the icing to match our team colours. Then I realized- there is jam in the middle! Jammer cookies! Could that name BE any more perfect?

And now, the recipe (makes about 18 large sandwich cookies, 36 un-sandwiched ones):

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Jammer Cookies
1 1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. icing sugar
1 c. corn starch
2 c. all-purpose flour

Cream butter with icing sugar until fluffy. Add corn starch and cream again. Gradually add the flour and mix well until soft. Roll out dough on floured surface to about 3mm thickness. Cut into desired shapes (stars!) and place on lined cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, or until edges just start to turn golden. Let cool.

Next (and this is more slapdash than the previous instructions), sandwich the cooled cookies with a spoonful of seedless raspberry jam. To prepare the icing, mix a couple of cups of icing sugar with enough warm water to make a thick paste-like consistency. Add a few drops of food colouring and frost cookies! Let sit for a few minutes to let the icing harden, otherwise they will become a huge mess if you stack them.

EAT!

(Mrs. A, a.k.a. “Smasha Yar”)