Coloring on Cookies

My kids made at least 20 Father's Day cards.

Not exaggerating!  It's summer.  They've been a little bored.
And for the last two weeks, when they were bored, I told them to make something for Father's Day.

They'd been there, done that with the coloring.

Yet somehow, they were still impressed at the idea of coloring on a cookie.

I did these for the kids at church, but the concept could be used for so many different holidays and kid's crafts.  Father's Day is past, but you know I'm not always on the ball enough to post things BEFORE the holiday!   I started with a basic, light blue layer of royal icing.  (For a recipe and directions, see this post: The basics of Sugar Cookies and Royal Icing).

I let that base layer dry for about 24 hours, then handed over my cookies and my edible ink pens to my kids.  Somehow, this is like 500 times cooler than coloring on paper.

"My daddy is my favorite pal, and I help him everyday...."  That's the lyrics to a darling Father's Day song we sang, so it became our little card.  The kids drew a picture of their dad's on the front.

Then inside, they wrote a message and inserted their cookie work of art (that had been placed in a cellophane bag and adhered to the card).

My 5 year old chose to decorate his tie... with a tie!
This gave me a good chuckle!  At first I thought I should try to get him to think more creatively and outside the box!  Then I decided it made my day.  It makes me laugh out loud every time I see it.

I'm pretty sure that Dads only want ties for Father's Day anyway.
So we gave him one that he was sure to like!


  1. so fun, my kid loves doing these kids of cookies, and he too does the weirdest drawings. I could so see him doing the tie too.

  2. You both have done it again! These are so adorable and with my grands coming in July for "Camp Mimi", a perfect way to express their art in baking!
    BTW, did you wear the apron when making these:-D XOXO

  3. These are adorable! One day I'm going to try the royal icing thing. One day . . .

  4. Are following in momma's footsteps! The tie on a tie IS hilarious!

  5. I love these!!! You are so stinking talented! My kids would have a blast with this!

  6. This is a wonderful idea and your kid's did an excellent job. Their Daddy must have been delighted.
    Paula @VanillaBeanBake


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