What You Need:
- Cookie dough
- Rolling Pin
- 5" round cookie cutter or glass
- 1" round cookie cutter or clean bottle cap
- Baking sheet
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoons water
- Food coloring
- Fruit leather
What You Do:
- Preapre a batch of cockie dough from a store-bought package or your favorite recipe with your child. You can add an extra half cup of flour for sturdy cookies that hold their shape.
- Have your child roll out the dough to about 1/4" thick on a floured surface.
- Cut 5" circles out of the dough and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- On half of the cookies, cut 1" holes in a circle, keeping them about 1/2" away from the edges and each other.
- Bake the cookies according to the directions, and let cool completely.
- Have your child add 1 tablespoon of water to the powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Gradually add more water and mix well, until the icing takes on the consistency of toothpaste.
- Add a few drops of food coloring to the icing.
- Spread a layer of icing on the cookies without holes, then place the cookies with holes on top to create a cookie sandwich.
- Show your child how to cut fruit leather into strips about 1/4" wide. Mkae one strip for each cookie.
- Spread a thin line of icing on one side of a fruit roll strip and press it on the edge of a cookie. Wrap it around the cookie until the "film" extends a few inches past the end of the reel.
These cookies will make you famous with anyone who tries them!