I’m hosting a party tomorrow and I have been baking up a storm. Since we’ll be crafting all day (and drinking) I decided to make button cookies. All you do is get 2 different sized circle cutters, or piping tips. The bigger one is to cut out your shape, and the smaller is to make a ring so it look like the lip of a button. With another small tip you just punch out holes. It’s the most fancy cookie you’ll get with little work. Well unless your making 100 like I did today.
Halfway through I got bored and decided to play with some stamps I got from the craft store. If your stamping a cookie you want to make sure that the ridges are deep. There are alot of stamps that are basically smooth and are no bueno for cookie stamping. After doing a few just plan stamped I decided I wanted to play with some colors. I learned that regular liquid food color is to runny and spreads as it bakes, and the gel doesn’t work at all. So what I ended up doing is half orange food dye and half red gel dye. I got the perfect mix of not to thick and not to runny.
Now I want to go run out and buy more stamps! This saved me so much time today. Will you try it out next time you bake?