How to decorate bug cookies.
As I’m sure every one of you follows Amanda from i am baker, then you know of her plea for help last week. She offered two dozen cookies to five of her readers most deserving of a pick-me-up. Well, she found each of the 165 responders deserving, so she reached out to us (“us” meaning the baking blogging world) to help out, and in no time at all, every responder had a baker match. So I made these happy bug cookies.
I spent an absurd amount of time trying to decide what cookies are the shiniest and happiest to send to my match. Suns, smileys, sparkley swirls, rainbows… I settled on suns, bugs and oodles of flowers. So I took a tiny break from my current book madness, grabbed my daughter and made some random-act-of-kindness cookies.
Naturally, my daughter is a cookie maker extraordinaire. (If by any chance my match is reading this, I promise we washed our hands thoroughly and had no sniffles.) Seriously. She actually rolled out and cut out several of the cookies here. (And if such a task is not unusual for a three-year old, please don’t tell me this and ruin the illusion that mine is a prodigy.) I told her we were making cookies to help someone who was a little blue, which encouraged her to make her own list of deserving people. A list that included almost everyone she knows. If she had her druthers, we’d still be making cookies for her list. She decorated these which we’ll bring to a friend tonight:
Once again, I’m afraid the how-tos below will be sparing and illustration-free. When this whole crazy book thing is said and done, I’ll devote much more time here.