About a month ago I was sitting in a Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators meeting when a cookie "cook off" was announced. Being comfortable with shameless self promotion, I thought "How can I make cookies that display my art"? A plan was hatched! I figured if I baked butter cookies, cut them into circles, covered them with icing, I might be able to paint them with food coloring. Crazy as it seems, it worked like a charm! (Except for the batch of cooked icing that turned into cement - I am still trying to get it out of the bowl - seriously - it's hard as rock). Good news! I won the "Most Creative" prize for the cookies! What a fun project.
For those of you at the meeting who might want the recipe, I will post it in the next day or two. Thanks!