When my friends, Hani (Haniela’s) and Beth (Hungry Happenings), invited me to participate in this Summer Picnic Party I was tickled!
Initially, a lot of grandiose ideas ran through my head, but I finally decided on something relatively simple, but cute.
This was the first time I used this cookie recipe, but have not included it because I did not like the way the dough handled. I followed the recipe exactly, but it was not dense enough so it was difficult to make the dough into “ropes”. You can see what I mean in the above photo.
Even so, after freezing these for a couple of hours it was easy to slice the “logs” into cookies. At this point I was still crossing my fingers that they would turn out satisfactorily.
Adding the royal icing grass and ant details really pushed the fun factor of these cookies up a notch or two:) Though I consider the end result of these cookies a success, next time I will either use a favorite sugar cookie or checkerboard cookie recipe if I decide to make them, and you should too:)
These cookies have put me in the mood for a real picnic, and I think I will take these along for dessert:)
Thanks so much, Hani and Beth, for inviting me to this picnic!
Check out all the rest of the fabulous picnic fare by clicking on each photo, which will link to the project.
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