These crayon cookies were my bake for the reddit 52 weeks of baking challenge (Week 38 Decoration Challenge: Royal Icing or Fancy Glaze). It was the first time we made royal icing for cooking decorating with kiddo.
I share, not because they are beautiful cookies, but because it was fun. Kiddo had a grand time baking and decorating. And somehow she discovered this comic overlay on my phone…
We both need more practice, but there were some initial lessons learned:
- Freezing the cut out cookies for a short time prior to baking helps prevent them from spreading and losing their shapes.
- My piping icing and especially my flood icing needed to be less thick to make it easier for kiddo to work with and to have a thinner layer of icing on the cookies. So. Much. Sugar.
- It would have helped us to start with even simpler decoration and fewer colors than these crayon cookies. I’m glad we didn’t make the five-color apples!
- And, most importantly, in the end it doesn’t matter what they look like. They were delicious, fun was had, and we both gained new skills. A yummy win for all.
The final product…
If you make cookies with your kiddos or have questions about cooking and baking with kids, please leave a comment here or share a pic with me on Instagram!
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