It has become my tradition to personalize a cookie for each of my grandchildren.
They were mailed in Montana on a Friday and arrived in Indiana
and New York on Monday... thanks to a great postal service in the US.
I begin with Rana's sugar cookies cut with a round cookie cutter.
I posted the recipe a few days ago.
Spread the icing smoothly and allow to dry.
Make a few extra cookies in case of mistakes.
Mistake #1 in the left corner ... script too large so I had to start over.
Otherwise it went well to write the names with a round decorator tip
on a bag of green butter icing.
I like to use red hots because they are more dainty but I had adapt to
something without the cinnamon .. like a smartie.
Just to please one little appetite... no problem ... that's what
grandmothers are all about.
That little circle of red does brighten them up. I stuck them to
the cookie with a dab of melted white chocolate.
I switched to a leaf tip and piped on the leaves .. let's pretend
they look like holly leaves.
Finally I added a love symbol using a new paint brush and food coloring.
The dollar store had the perfect size boxes. I lined them with plastic
wrap and a layer of star cookies because there was room.
The cookies were placed inside and covered with the plastic wrap
and they were ready to go.
They were so appreciated I was told on the phone.