Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Crabs and Cookies
My son thought I was indeed going to take crabmeat and make a cookie when I announced we were making "crab cookies" last night. He was happy to find out that, instead, I meant I was making sugar cookies and decorating them to look like crabs.
I made sugar cookies from scratch, using this easy recipe from Allrecipes: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/easy-sugar-cookies/detail.aspx
As soon as the cookies came out of the oven, I stuffed licorice legs into the warm, pliable dough.
Once they were cool, I frosted them using this recipe from Allrecipes: (I used about 12 drops of red food coloring and only 1 TEASPOON of vanilla) http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Butter-Icing-for-Sugar-Cookies/Detail.aspx
I used mini chocolate chips for eyes and brown sugar for the sand. These are the kind of crab cookies that I like to eat!