Friday, July 26, 2013

Crayon Cookies

It may seem too early to talk about returning to school, but it's back in session in under a month around here. 
Now, I don't know about you, but when I was in elementary school and a new school year began, my favorite part was all the new school supplies.  Unlike today, when we arrived at school on the first day, all the basic supplies were waiting for each student at their desk. I'd get to school feeling a bit of the first day jitters, but then I'd see the brand new, familiar box of crayons on top of my desk,  and the jitters would give way to excitement:)
These crayon cookies have me pretty excited too! What's not o love?!? They are easy to make and fun to eat.  Due to dyeing the dough, no royal icing is needed other than the simple, black details.  
These would be a great treat to pack in your child's lunch, or to serve as an after school snack. 

You can bet that these crayon cookies will be a definite favorite among the playground crowd!

Crayon Cookies

Divide the dough up and add a different color of food dye (I used Americolor soft gel paste) to each portion, blending it in thoroughly. 

Shape the cookies by taking a ball of dough and forming it into a rope. (My cookies baked up to about 1-inch wide and 3-inches long.)

Shape the top end of your cookie into a point.  I used a small paring knife to help trim the tip and make it more pointy.

Before baking, place each sheet of cookies into the freezer for about 15 minutes.  This will help the cookies hold their shape.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes. Let cool completely.

Using black royal icing and a #2 tip, add the details to each cookie. Let dry.

This recipe makes 7 dozen cookies with a few to spare.

Have Fun! 

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28 comments:

  1. So cuuuuteee <3 <3 What a delicious recipe! And it's really funny too! :D Congratulations, I love it! Kisses

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  2. Such a great idea!

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  3. man i wish i had these crayons on my desk the first day of school! :)

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  4. these are precious, so adorable. love the photos!

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  5. These are so cute - and that art work is adorable!! I've actually been working on back to school too, I can't believe it's almost that time already!!

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  6. I live colorful cookies that don't require a lot of icing. This is such a fun design, Sue!

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  7. These are adorable! I have to say along with my kids, I am so NOT ready for school to start (but they don't go back until Sept. 3rd here). I am ready however, to go grocery shopping WITHOUT them, once they do go back. ;)

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  8. So cute Sue. And easy enough for even me to make. Great for back to school.

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  9. Genius idea! Crayons that children are actually allowed to eat! ;) very cute, as always!

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  10. I love the idea of the dyed dough! They look really cute and simple!

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  11. I love these so much!!! I'm going to make these for my munchkins first day of school! What a perfect lunch box surprise! But for us....school starts Sept. 10!!!!

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  12. SUCH an adorable idea, Sue! I love these simple and sweet cookies!! :)

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  13. These are so cute, Sue! I'm not ready to go back to work yet so I don't want to think about school starting =o) But we did go buy our school supplies for Sept. and you're right, my kids were so excited. They love picking everything out. They would love these cookies!

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  14. i love these sue!! your cookies always make me smile :)

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  15. Aww these are so clever and I had to do a double take when I saw them! I thought that they were crayons!

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  16. these are the cutest cookies. My kids might just pick them up and start drawing. :) So cute and look so real!

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  17. So cute!I love the fact that there isn't too much icing but that they're still so fun and colorful!

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  18. Oh, what colourful cookies!!! They are great! :)

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  19. These are so cute! I think they're some of my favorite ones you've ever made!

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  20. First year we won't have anyone in school! No tuition! Yeah!!!
    These are adorable. I have been MIA and had to check old posts.
    Those picnic tablecloth cookies are fabulous and I could maybe
    even do those!

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  21. super cute and adorable!!! I love them!!

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  22. These are adorable! Will feature tonight...love them!

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  23. Great cookies! I'm not sure if this will help with kids eating real crayons or make it worse but I love it either way! : )

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  24. Such cute cookies, dying the dough worked really well. Another cookie of yours that I'd love to make.

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  25. So hard to believe that the kids are heading back to school soon. I think some of these should go in every kids school lunch...great way to bring a smile to their faces during that first tough week back ;)

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  26. Oh what fun my kids and I would have with these! Thanks for sharing!

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