Here's a Mother's Day idea for the tea or coffee drinker: tea and dunkable cookies. These daintily decorated cookies fit neatly on the rim of mom's cup or mug making for a festive and convenient treat at tea (or coffee) time.
circle cookie cutter (about 2 inches)
assorted food colors
decorating tips (sizes 2 and 4)
tea or coffee
this printout and letter-sized photo paper, if desired
1. Bake your cookies.
Make and chill dough according to recipe. Roll out and cut out circles. With knife, cut out slit (I made mine about 3/8 inch wide and about 1 inch to the center of the cookie. Bake according to recipe and let cool.
2. Make your frosting.
Prepare your frosting and mix your preferred colors. Prepare frosting bags with couplers and decorating tips, fill with colors, and close tightly with rubber bands. Use the size "4" tip for the background color and size "2" tips for the detail colors. (NOTE: Make the most, about 1 cup or more, of your background color, and only use half of it to fill the frosting bag.)
3. Decorate your cookies.
To flood the background, pipe an outline around the cookie, being sure to also pipe around the slit. Let set about 15 minutes. Thin the reserved frosting of the same color with water, a few drops at a time, until the consistency of very thick glue. With a small spoon or squeeze bottle, pour some on the cookie inside the outline. Let flood to edges, encouraging with the back of the spoon if needed. Let set well, at least a couple hours, or even overnight. Pipe details with the rest of the colors. Let cookies dry overnight.