Cookies Shaped Like Easter Baskets

150402_633368540010381_921416405_nUse your favorite sugar cookie recipe and divide cookie dough into at least four equal portions and use a separate food color to dye each section of dough.

Spray inside of mini muffin pan with cooking spray.

Place a small amount of dough into each well and bake according to your sugar cookie recipes directions but watching to make sure they don’t burn.

When cookies are removed from oven and while cookies are still warm make an impression into them with your thumb to make the inside of the basket.

Be careful to make sure you are not putting your thumb into a cookie that is too hot so you don’t get burned. When cookie is completely cooled pipe icing into the cookie well after you have removed cookies from mini muffin pan.

Place jelly beans, M&M’s, chocolate chips etc into the icing.

Sprinkle coconut if you like around candies that were inserted. At the end use a section of string licorice to make a handle for the basket.

Great for parties, kids school functions including bake sales and can be placed on small plates around a party gathering to provide a sense of Easter decorations.

Candy Pie Banks

65127_10151134075180919_1236489235_nMake a favorite sugar cookie recipe (a recipe that makes hard sugar cookies) or you can make this with gingerbread. Cook the cookie in a “whoopie pie” pan. When cookies are done  and cooled take two  halves and use icing the “glue” them together after you have stuffed the bottom side of this “pie” with Skittles, M&M or similar candies. Pipe on a bow of icing or tie on a ribbon with a bow on top. Would make a great gift or party favor or wouldn’t it be a special treat for the kids for desert?

Melting Snowman Cookie Idea

319542_478490855522269_1341728421_nGreat idea: Make sugar cookies top with icing and (malt ball covered with frosting) or (gum paste ball) and then place M&M’s for the buttons and don’t forget the snowman’s arms, eyes, nose and mouth made of piped frosting or/or licorice. Great for a party and can you imagine the smiles you will get from your kids if these were waiting for them when they get home from school. Use the same idea for a melting witch for Halloween.

Ice Cream Cone Christmas trees

What better way to keep kids feeling jolly than to encourage them to play with their food — which is the whole point of our Snack-tivity Station. To help your guests create these festive Ice-cream-cone Trees, stock the station with paper plates, sugar cones, sugar cookies (your own or store-bought), store-bought icing (one batch of white, one batch tinted with green food coloring), shredded coconut, sprinkles, lollipops, and a selection of bite-size candies. To make a tree, spread a cone with green icing; spoon a dollop of white icing onto a sugar cookie, then gently push the cone into the icing. Top the icing with shredded coconut snow. Decorate the tree with sprinkles and candy ornaments, and crown with a lollipop star (nibble a hole in the cone for the stem). Provide flat-bottomed brown bags so kids can take home their trees (or tree pieces!).