Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Teacher appreciation cookies

I know teacher appreciation week was over a while back, but I still wanted to show these cute cookies my son helped make possible. I wanted to do something with a personal touch  and of course it HAD to involve cookies... so this is what I came up with. My son had 4 teachers last year and I knew there would be no way for me to get him to sit and write the same thing on a cookie four times. I had already also decided to do an apple and there would be no way to make the edible markers "pop" on the red background. I got him to write the words "Thank You" on piece of paper. Make sure the paper you give them is about the size of your cookies. You don't want to have to try to re-size it! I then stuck that paper into my kopykake and that is where I took over.

I piped over his letters in bright yellow icing so it would really stand out. 

It was also so much faster for me to do it this way over getting him to write this 4 times. 

I also let him draw each of his teachers a picture on a cookie which showed me yet another reason why this is a much better idea than having him take over on the cookies itself. He started to copy a cookie I had recently done for my brother to propose to his girlfriend. When I informed him he was going to have to give that to his teacher... he wanted a "do over". I had only prepared 4 cookies for him to draw on so there was no way he could draw something else. If I would have done these cookies this way as well, he could have just thrown that piece of paper away and started over easily. Here are the pictures that he drew. The top right cookie is the one he was embarrassed to give. I think its pretty adorable myself! :)

If you want to see more cookies using this method then visit my awesome friend Sweet Sugarbelle's blog to view the Father's day cookies she made with her kiddos! They turned out so adorable! 


  1. Awe!!! MASON! Precious boy! My kids go ape with the food color markers. It's insane. I'm so glad I have your help and inspiration!