Winter is already bringing on a longing for color...
and it's not even January.
yet, here we are surrounded by
and icicles the size of Cleveland.
So though I must concede to winter.
I can find joy in the tiny perks that
I snuggle by a crackling fire,
curl up with a colorful magazine and dream of hollyhocks in the garden,
prepare a perfectly perfect cup of steaming tea,
fill the kitchen with the fragrance of sugar cookies
fresh from a warm oven
and with the help of Rubbermoon Stamps, turn the cookies into colorful flowers.
HA!!! TAKE THAT, WINTER!!!!!!
begin with your favorite sugar cookie dough
and a cute little flower shaped cookie-cutter.
I used an adorable bite-size, that way I can justify eating more...
use Rubbermoon stamp to emboss center of flower before baking
bake as directed,
cool for a minute, then gently re-stamp if necessary...
you can serve them at this point, depending on how hungry you are,
if you can't leave well enough alone (like me)
you can decide they should have some razzle-dazzle.
as far as I'm concerned, everything always needs some razzle-dazzle.
fill center depression with icing...
for icing to harden so you can
add the dang razzle-dazzle.
*really experienced bakers know all these icing things, but you can already tell I am not a whizz in the baking department - I used pre made cookie dough...
ok, eventually the icing will harden enough to stamp on.
but remember patience is a virtue.
so then you take your nifty food-grade MARKERS ( such a brilliant baking tool, whoever thought of this deserves a crown. )
and just color the stamp
STAMP YOUR COOKIE, GIRL!!!!
if there are any cookies left by now, ( well, that's what happens when one has to wait for icing to harden...cookies innocently disappear ) then go ahead and add some colorful little candy centers using a dab of frosting for 'glue'.
pour a cup of tea,
and enjoy your
and now, here's a random picture of a cute hedgehog ornament on our tree.
taken while waiting for icing to dry. :)
find all sorts of cool rubber stamps that you can do really cool things with at Rubbermoon
find more of my artwork and stories on my blog sparkly-heart.blogspot.com