This project was the perfect blend of two of our favorite things to do together- art and baking. I borrowed a vintage 50s cookbook from my mom. It was written for kids, so the recipes are very simple, very interactive and fun. The first one I chose was for paintbrush cookies.
I would call these honey cookies. I've never made or tasted anything really like them. I used 3/4 cup honey! I was all- honey is expensive people from the 50s!! But at least it's a natural sugar, so the cookies are pretty healthy...
1/3 cup shortening (I used coconut oil)
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
The Paint (for each color)
1 egg yolk
1/4 tsp water
It totally cracks me up that it calls for shortening. That reminds me of my gram, all of her recipes call for oleo. I made the dough, floured my entire dining table and then tried my best to stay out of it.
The "paint" is one egg yolk, a teeny bit of water and food coloring.
After they are painted, pop them in the oven to bake for 15 minutes or so.