My kids were extremely excited to receive lots of different seeds from our local supermarket, so i decided to making it into a little planting party with some of their friends and seed packet cookies. Luckily the plants are still growing and now we have fresh herbs in the garden. These cookies would be great for a spring afternoon tea, a present for mum or a market garden/ farm kids party.
What you will need:
- Cookie Dough
- Edible paint (optional)
- Gel Food Colouring
- Icing Bags (i use zip lock bags and clips)
- Paintbrush if using edible paint
- Roll out your dough and cut out your rectangular cookies using a sharp knife, dipping the knife in a little icing sugar if its sticking to the dough. Use the knife to make some packet details by lightly scoring both the top and bottom of the cookie, horizontally, a small distance from the end. Then lightly score lots of tiny vertical lines on both ends to give the impression of the end of the packet. I like them to look rustic so i don’t mind if they are not perfect. Chill your cookies on a lined baking tray in the fridge for at least ten minutes while your oven heats up and bake as in the recipe.
2. When the cookies have cooled make up a bowl of thick toothpaste consistency icing. If you are using edible paint you will only need white and black icing. If you are not using edible paint, colour your icing in the appropriate colours. Ice the vegetables onto the centre of your cookies remembering to leave a gap above and below for the writing. If you need to you can pop and air bubbles or move the icing around a little with the toothpick. Leave to completely dry and when they are you can paint them (if using).
3. This is the tricky bit for me. As my handwriting isn’t great i like to practice with the icing a little on a piece of paper first. Make sure that you only snip a little off the zip lock bag as the bigger the hole the harder it is to write. Write on the seed packets and leave to dry. I really like the look of these cookies, they are one of my favourites so far. I hope you enjoy making and eating them x