Father’s Day Cookies
Today on the blog I have invited a guest to do a special post for Father’s Day. It is none other than my son, Jude. During the summer we work on different projects. This summer Jude is working on his writing skills. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity by having him develop a post for Father’s Day. I mean, it’s not husband’s day, right? I think the best gifts are the one’s that kids get involved with. So, without further ado, I am handing over the keyboard to Jude.
Every year when Father’s Day comes around my Dad and I always do something fun together. Last year I took my dad to the movies and this year I designed a set of cookies based on his favorite things. Making cookies is fun and can be pretty easy if you keep things simple. Getting my mom to relinquish control over the cookies was a hard task, but I prevailed. Now maybe she will let me push the cart at the grocery store.
My Dad’s favorite things: basketball, butterscotch chips and running.
I love to spray paint stuff, or as you baker’s call it “airbrushing”.
It is my favorite baking tool that my mom owns. Except for her baking ninja knives. (AKA offset spatulas)
Airbrushing makes decorating cookies much easier for me. I don’t think I could flood and fill as my mom does.
After the airbrush color dries then I used Americolor Edible Markers to draw in the lines.
If you don’t have an airbrush you can always color a plain cookie orange.
Next up my butterscotch chip cookie. I decided to draw a large chip in orange to resemble a butterscotch chip.
Then I outlined the cookie with real butterscotch chips and attached them with sugar glue.
My dad loves butterscotch chips. If you listen carefully during the evening you will hear him rummaging
through our pantry for chips. Now of course he does not steal chips before washing his hands first.
My mother tires of us in her chips, so now we have our own separate bin.
The butterscotch cookie was my favorite to make because I got to enjoy eating chips while mom wasn’t looking!
Last but not least my dad loves to run. Love would be an understatement.
I think my dad could give Usain Bolt a run for his money.
Now, my dad wears special shoes. For the last 14 years he will only wear one type of running shoe.
All I can say is I wish I had a KopyKake projector in my art class this year.
I stink at drawing but it’s amazing what this little machine can help you do!
Thanks for letting me share my Father’s Day cookies with you!
Don’t be afraid to let your kids get dirty and decorate some cookies.
There are so many fun things you can do with edible markers.
I also learned it’s fun to play tricks on the “food” photographer.
Okay, okay. I will stop messing around and smile appropriately for the food paparazzi.
We hope you enjoy your Father’s Day with your family!