food writer cut-out cookies
Let me start by saying that I love fancifully decorated desserts. They are adorable and enviable and just plain awe-worthy. The problem is, I was born without the ability patience to decorate cookies and desserts in a detailed and fancy manner.
The same can be said when it comes to cut-out cookies. I am totally enamored with Bridget’s work at Bake at 350. Her cookies just simply make me smile. They are incredibly clever and perfect and her site is full of happiness. And really, isn’t that what cookies are all about? Bringing joy and happiness?
For our cut-out cookies this year I wanted that happiness. Not a big old mess of frustration in the kitchen. I heard about food writer pens (not totally sure from where, but it’s a safe bet that it was from Pinterest) and thought they would work great on cut out cookies and ease my stress of decorating cookies. A quick Google search showed me that I was indeed not the first person to have this idea, but it also came back with some great ideas and tips on how to use them with success. My favorite tips came from Bridget at Bake at 350.
So that’s what we did this year. We made the cookies together, I iced them, and the kiddos decorated them. No stress. Plus, I am such a sucker for little people drawings that to me, these are the most beautiful cookies I’ve ever seen. Or eaten. There’s a slight chance I might be biased.
If you’re looking for something fun to do over your holiday break, I would suggest whipping up a batch of these food writer cut-out cookies and letting your kids go to town with these food writer pens. I used Bridget’s Brown Sugar and Spice Cookies and her Royal Icing and they were perfection.
Just don’t look too closely at my icing skills, as I have none and I’m totally okay with it. The sweet little drawings cover up my wiggly icing.
I hope all of you have a wonderful and safe Christmas and holiday season!