(Even though one of my kids' teachers told me early in the year that she didn't eat too many homemade treats. She then revised that, after I brought her a few. Now, she doesn't even wait until the kids leave the classroom before digging in!)
Vanilla Sugar Cookie Recipe
Chocolate Roll-Out Cookie Recipe
Coloring (Green, Brown, Black, Red, Blue)
Piping Bags and Icing Tips #1, 2 & 3
A ruler and knife or pizza/pastry cutter
For the stars, I used a star cutter, and this gold sprinkling sugar from Williams-Sonoma.
I love making cookies that are simple shapes. Round, rectangle, square. You don't need fancy cutters, you just need a ruler and a knife or a pastry/pizza cutter.
I made these cookies 3.5" x 2.5"... so they took about 10-12 minutes to bake.
(Click the link to see my tutorial on How to Color Icing.)
Everything on these cookies is simple. Round tips, fill in, writing. That doesn't mean that they go fast, but they're not too hard to do. Just remember to let the green dry for a while (30 minutes or so) before adding the brown. Otherwise, if you accidentally overflow the outline, you'll end up with the two colors running together.
I was pretty worried about that before I added the black and red writing, but once you "write" on the paper, you can't tell that the lines aren't perfect (unless you really look closely).
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Other Back-to-School or Teacher Ideas
Caramel Apple Cupcakes for Teacher
How to Color Icing
Getting Your Icing Consistency Right
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