Friday, February 5, 2016
Card Making: The Edible Cookie Card
Since my dad's birthday is this coming up I thought it would be fun to share a card my mom made for him some years back.
Mom and I made Dark Pfeffernusse for my dad for his birthday that year. It is his favorite cookie of all time. It is also connected with his Mennonite background, so it has fond memories for him as well. While we were making them, somehow the idea came up that Mom should make letters to spell "I love you!" to make him a special "greeting card." :-) We baked them and they were stored at my house so that Daddy wouldn't stumble across them before his birthday.
You might be able to do this with peanut butter cookie dough, but it needs to be something that doesn't rise or spread a lot while baking.
To make the card, we covered a piece of sturdy cardboard with foil and then Mom "glued" the cookies to it with some plain white icing.
I made a little card for her to add using one of my own designs made on the computer (with one of my own photos), and she added a card with her signature.
As you can see from this picture, my dad quite liked his card. Who wouldn't like an edible birthday card made with one's favorite cookies? Haha! :-)