While I was mulling over Easter/Spring cookie ideas, I remembered my pumpkin patch cookies and thought it would be fun to do a carrot version:) My next thought was to make them 3-D so that the carrots would appear to be growing out of the ground:)The End-all for Chocolate Cookies Recipe". I used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa to make them dark, "soil" brown. The bottom cookie is solid, but the top two have holes cut from the middle, done immediately after they were taken from the oven, while the cookies were still soft. This way the holes remained even, with sharp edges.
chocolate royal icing, which is oh, so tasty! The "dirt" (leftover) brownie crumbs were adhered to the top of each cookie stack with the royal icing too.
Marshmallow fondant worked beautifully! Homemade marshmallow fondant is easy to make, and I used almond extract for the flavoring. YUM!
They are very chocolatey and oh, so good! Perfect with a glass of milk.
Carrot Patch Cookies
Brownie crumbs or chocolate cookie crumbs
1. Make dough according to recipe (read the tips too)
2. Chill dough.
3. Roll dough out about 3/8-inch thick on a lightly floured surface.
4. Immediately after taking from the oven, use a small round cutter to cut the center from 2/3 of the cookies, leaving the other third, solid.
5. Let cookies cool.
6. To stack-place the solid cookie on the bottom, apply some chocolate royal icing to the perimeter and center the second cookie (with a hole) on top. Do the same for the remaining top cookie.
7. Apply chocolate royal icing to the surface of the top cookie and sprinkle liberally with the ground up chocolate crumbs.
Orange food coloring (AmeriColor Orange)
Orange AmeriColor Gourmet Food Marker
Black AmeriColor Gourmet Food Marker
Sour Punch Bites (apple)
1. Add orange food coloring to the fondant and blend in well.
2. (For each carrot)- take a small amount of fondant and roll into a 1-1 1/2 inch ball.
3. Roll the ball between your hands to taper it into a carrot shape(make sure it is a size that will fit into the cookie holes).
4. Use the orange marker to apply horizontal lines to resemble an actual carrot.
5. Use the black marker to apply a face.
6. Cut an apple Sour Punch Bite in half (vertically) and then snip four slits into it with kitchen scissors(without cutting all the way to the bottom, so that it remains in one piece).
7. Make a hole in the top of the carrot, big enough to slide in the greens.
8. Push green stem gently, but firmly, into the top of the carrot.
9. If the greens are too tall, snip some off the top.
10. Place each carrot into the center of a cookie stack.