I received a few queries about the rainbow cookies in last week's post. Don't tell anyone, but they were a total cheat!
My car was in the shop, and the oven wasn't working for half the afternoon. Instead of trying to bake a cake on the grill, I just covered store-bought semi-circular cookies with an icing made of confection sugar, water, and a few drops of food coloring.
I'm going to spare you the wordy instructions, and just post pictures of the process. The cookies were a big hit. I may need to cheat like this more often!
A wooden coffee stirrer makes the perfect applicator. It was a much easier and more accurate method of adding a very thin coat of frosting to the cookie than the spoon or butter knife.
It was important to use only a very thin layer of frosting, because the store-bought cookies were sweet enough to serve plain. (After all, the manufacturer expected them to be served as-is.)
Of course, these can be made with home-made cookies, or round cookies cut in half. But that wouldn't be cheating very much, would it?
(This post is part of the Works for Me Wednesday group writing project.)
Here are the rest of my contributions to the WFMW project.