Let partygoers work for their pirate feast by creating their own eye patch sugar cookies. Provided with the supplies necessary, this is an easy and fun way to get guests to interact at your party.
Creating party crafts that both boys and girls will enjoy is one challenge that can ruffle even the veteran party hosts among us. Planning a craft that gets their hands dirty and gives them a sweet treat is one that will have all your partygoers eager to participate, and these sugar cookies tick all the boxes.
Incorporating the pirate theme, an eye patch sugar cookie requires little supervision, skill or time, making it the perfect party activity.
3 cups all purpose white flour
1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
Pinch of table salt
2 cups of white granulated sugar
1 cup of unsalted butter
2 large eggs
circle cookie cutter
Small bottle of black icing die
1 package of chocolate fondant
Blunt knives for cutting the fondant.
Fondant Rolling pin
Pre-heat your oven to 350F while you prepare your dry mixture of flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix the dry mixture in a large mixing bowl until fully blended.
In a separate bowl, add the sugar and butter and mix until combined, before adding the eggs and then finally the dry mixture to complete the cookie batter. Roll out the batter and using your circle cookie cutter, cut out your cookies. Sprinkle with flour to prevent sticking if necessary.
On a baking sheet, space your cookies 2 inches apart and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool completely before decorating.
To create the black fondant, add small amounts of black icing dye to your fondant cube until you have the desired shade of black. Squeeze the fondant and die together with your hands, much like you would a ball of play dough to mix the color and create an even black color. Once complete, wrap in plastic wrap, to preserve the softness of the fondant. Note: Fondant dye is messy work and best left to the grown ups.
To begin the craft, give everyone their own rolling pin, blunt knife, ball of pre-made black fondant and a stack of sugar cookies.
Allow the partygoers to create the eye patch of their choice by rolling out the fondant, then cutting an eye patch shape out using a blunt knife and place it on the cookie.
Encourage them to decorate enough cookies to line the party table and enjoy while they craft away.