Saturday, July 20, 2013

Checkerboard Tablecloth Sugar Cookies for Summer Picnic Party

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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32 comments:

  1. These are crazy adorable! So creative, Sue!

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  2. I wish I had the patience to roll out the cookie dough like that. What a cute effect! Loving them!

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  3. For the next picnic, I think I'd have to make you some of my tarragon potato salad. It's SO good!

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  5. Oh, SO cute, Sue! I love that you used colored dough for the checkerboard pattern :)

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  6. Cute idea, Sue! The colored dough was a great effect in addition to your royal icing accents. :)

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  7. Your cookies turned out great despite having trouble with your dough. I love your little ants and their trail. Thanks for joining us for our summer picnic party.

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

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  8. AHHHH.........I just LOVE these Sue, they are so adorable!!!! What fun they would be at a picnic :)

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  9. hm....for my next picnic party I would make....THESE!!!! they are so stinkin' cute! These are perfect for my 'no icing' guy!

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  10. I'd like to win cookie cutters! or wilton stuff! hm...or that new book! I need party stuff too! and I wonder what I could find at restaurant ware!!!!

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  11. Got some cool stuff and crafts

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  12. I think they turned out great! love the little crawling ants!!

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  13. Sweeeeeet little picnic cookies - love the checkerboard effect and those tiny ants are perfecto!

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  14. Great way to make a checkered tablecloth cookie! You ant(st) detail makes these cookies pop!

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  15. I think they look great and I love how you have used the cookies as decoration and just added a few royal icing accents. Nicely done.

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  16. These are so sweet, I really like making Checkerboard cookies, addition of ants make these really special.

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  17. For a picnic party, I'd love these cookies. They are just right!

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  18. Oh, and I'd be ever so happy to win any of these lovely prizes. They all would be helpful and fun!

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  19. These are the height of awesome :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    P.S. To prepare for my exams now I won't be commenting for around 4 weeks - See you in a month my friend :)

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  20. I love these cookies, I have to try this idea.

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  21. I'll make pulled pork sandwiches :)

    sunnyfarm@inbox.ru

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  22. I would like to win prize from Restaurant Ware or Mary Had a Little Party, or Wilton because it could be very useful for party planing ;)

    sunnyfarm at inbox dot ru

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  23. I LOVE the way you put these cookies together!! That was SUCH a good idea!

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  24. These are SOOOOO cute! I am taking these to my next picnic

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  25. I Love love love LOVE these cookies!! Amazing idea and so creative!!!

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  26. Your creativity is always amazing.

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  27. I think I could do the picnic tablecloth cookies--thanks for all the other fun ideas!

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  28. That's just perfect for that adorable basket! So clever Sue :D

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