I know it’s almost a week after the fact, but I wanted to share the cookies I made for mother’s day!
Did you have a nice one? Mine was…. meh. Since my husband works every weekend, he wasn’t around. And he forgot to have the kids make me anything, even a card 😦
I know I shouldn’t complain. He bought me a present, and gave it to me a few weeks ago. Our coffee machine died, so he bought me a Keurig. Not complaining. It was a nice gift.
Then, Monday, while I was at work, he took the kids to AC Moore, bought canvasses, paint, and brushes, then had the kids make me two masterpieces. And he was (sorta) forgiven. (Part of me will always be a little bitter that he didn’t even have the Keurig ready to go for me on Sunday.)
I really don’t mean to be so negative. Brunch was nice. The kids and I met my family at a restaurant. And I made some Mother’s Day cookies for all of the mothers who joined us.
Ellie and I found a cute stamp at AC Moore, and I used it with food color on a polka dot background. (I used this recipe that I posted yesterday)
You’ll need your cookie- flooded and dried overnight, a brush that you use only for food, and a small amount of undiluted gel food coloring (1). Paint black food coloring onto the stamp with a food only brush (2). Press the stamp lightly and evenly onto the cookie (3). Remove the stamp by picking it straight up, being careful not to move it sideways and smudge the “ink” (4).
I did a little Googling and found that the typical rubber stamps that you find in a craft store are NOT foodsafe. Personally, I think that for the amount of time they are in contact with the cookie, they are probably OK. After seeing the things that kids put into their mouths, I have forced myself to be less stressed out about things. But if you are concerned there are companies that make stamps especially for food. I also found a bunch of tutorials on how to use rubber stamps on cookies that don’t specify food safe vs non food safe stamps. So I am probably overthinking this (I do that).
After the stamp dried, I was trying to decide how to border the cookies when I found these gorgeous cookies by The Sugar Tree. So I added a ruffle around the edge.
But here are the real works of art that eventually made my Mother’s Day: