Nothing says Father's Day like a brand new necktie. This year, give Dad a modern version of this classic Father's Day gift...but instead of buying a fabric tie for Dad at the store, why not make him a whole batch of edible ones at home? Much tastier and guaranteed to fit to a T, these go-with-everything accessories (they're particularly good with milk!) are the perfect gift for the man who has everything. Kids can play fashion designer and baker as they shape, bake, and decorate these sweet homemade treats.
What You Need:
- Sugar cookie dough, chilled (use your favorite recipe or a commercially prepared dough)
- Colored icing
- Small pastry bag or Ziploc bag for piping the icing
- Baking sheet
- Table knife
- Necktie template
What You Do:
- Preheat the oven according to the recipe or package directions.
- Print and have your child cut out the necktie template, or design your own.
- Roll out the chilled cookie dough on your work surface to about 1/4" thick.
- Set the template lightly over the dough and help him use the table knife to cut out the shape. Have him gently place the shape on the baking sheet. Repeat until all the dough has been used.
- Bake the cookies according to the recipe or package directions.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely. If the cookies have spread out and lost their shape, use a table knife to trim the edges while they are still warm.
- Encourage your child to decorate the cookies with icing to create unique tie patterns. Stripes, polka dots, flowers…you decide what would look best on Dad!
Suggestion: For a creative presentation, try making a homemade cookie jar and place Dad’s necktie cookies inside.