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magnetic poetry kit cookies

To be clear… these cookies are not magnetic. I feel like magnetizing cookies would be dangerous for ingestion. But the same concept of the magnetic poetry kits applies: mixing and arranging a given set of words to create poetry, sentences, and brilliant insights.

I made these for the Eating Your Words challenge hosted by Savor the Thyme and Tangled Noodle. (Hurry to enter! Deadline for entries is March 31.)
how to make magnetic poetry kit cookies

you will need:*

square cookie or fondant cutter
knife or pastry scraper
little spoon or knife

1 disposable decorating bag
1 coupler

1 size “3″ decorating tip
rubber band
white food coloring

black edible writer

*For the cutter, I used a 1 1/2 inch square, which I got from Michaels craft store. Find the bag, tip, and coupler at a craft store. You can also find colors and edible writers at the craft store, but I used Bright White Americolor soft gel paste food coloring (click the link, then click “Links” for tips to buy). And I used an Americolor black Gourmet Writer. For tips on finding cutters, click HERE. For tips on finding supplies, click HERE.

step one: bake your cookies
Roll out chilled dough according to recipe. Cut out squares, then with a knife or a pastry scraper, cut the squares in half to make little rectangles. Bake according to the recipe and let cool completely.
step two: frost your background
Prepare frosting and mix some (about a cup, depending on how many cookies you have) white. Prepare frosting bag with coupler and size “3″ tip, fill with about half of your white frosting and tie closed tightly with a rubber band. Pipe a rectangle outline on each cookie and let set about 15 minutes.
Thin remaining frosting with water, a few drops at a time, until the consistency of thick glue. Using a small spoon or butter knife, pour a little bit of frosting on each cookie and let spread to edges. (Because the cookies are so small, this was pretty easy. I just used a little knife, took a dab of thinned frosting and sort of spread it on each cookie.) Let set well, a few hours or overnight.
step three: write your words
When the white background has fully dried, write your words with the gourmet writer. Personalize the words or for word list ideas, click here.
step four: play
This one is self-explanatory.

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  1. Principita de Porcelana.
    Posted March 25, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Ahahahaha! Loved the idea, really original, and so cute.
    Good luck with the contest.

    -I think this is the first time I leave a message here. But I adore this blog.-

  2. Phyllis
    Posted March 25, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    This would be great for little ones learning to read, too.You could just use a reading list. "If you can read it, you get to eat it."

  3. Chic Cookies
    Posted March 25, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    awww, thanks Principita de Porcelana! That made my day! Phyllis, right now, to get my 2 year old to eat anything, we have to bribe her with chocolate. So I'm totally using your idea when she's in the reading stage!

  4. Baking Momma
    Posted March 25, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    I think these would be awesome for a gift. With a special message that they have to figure out. Love it!

  5. J+S
    Posted March 25, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    MEAGHAN!! I love these. LOVE. You are so incredible!


  6. Elyse
    Posted March 26, 2010 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    I just love this idea. I can;t wait to figrue out how I am going to use it!

  7. Kim @
    Posted March 26, 2010 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    Brilliant! My fiance' loves those magnetic words… fantastic!

    Kim @
    party inspiration

  8. Daily Spud
    Posted March 26, 2010 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    Oh goodness, I love these (and whatever you do, don't withdraw your entry on my account – your cookies are fab :) )

  9. Brisbane Baker
    Posted March 26, 2010 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    Haha! Very creative!

  10. Tangled Noodle
    Posted March 26, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    I would be so busy making cookie haiku, I might forget to eat these lovelies! Thanks so much for joining us at Eating Your Words – these are great!

  11. decay
    Posted March 26, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Dave Kapell, inventor of Magnetic Poetry here… I love these! I'm SO making them, and just to keep it surreal the first word cookie I make will say "sausage." Good work!

  12. Chic Cookies
    Posted March 26, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    By the way, look up everyone! The inventor of magnetic poetry has blessed my cookies! I'm such a nerd. I find that thrilling!

  13. Sue Sparks
    Posted March 27, 2010 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    What will you think of next!?! I love this!

  14. bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted March 27, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    What a great idea!!! And they are perfect on your turquoise fridge! ;)

  15. Nachiketa
    Posted April 5, 2010 at 7:51 am | Permalink


    What lovely use of cookies as magnetic words…

    Very creative entry for "Eating your Words Challenge'
    The Variable – Nachiketa
    Crazy Over Desserts – The Variable, Nachiketa

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