It’s time to start thinking about what to get dear old Dad!
Father’s Day is June 19th and that’s reason enough for me to make some cookies!
There’s no going wrong with a tie for your Dad.
Actually there is… your picky Dad/husband might take it back for a different design.
I’ll correct myself, there’s no going wrong with an edible tie!
Just make up a few colors of royal icing and arm yourself with squeezie bottles and toothpicks.
With a tie cookie cutter, and a few simple cookie basics, you are on your way to making some stylish ties.
My kids helped me with these, and they’re going to the freezer now. I have frozen dough and cookies before, but it wasn’t until recently that I tried freezing frosted sugar cookies. And guess what? It works! So these things are going to resurface on June 19th!
But I felt like I wanted to try something a little more “out of the box.” So I racked my brain for some other man-cookie ideas. It’s not easy. But I decided on making a remote, then put it in a box.
Ideally this would accompany the gift of your husband’s dream TV. But if you’re me, you wouldn’t dream of picking out a TV on your own. But I think this would be great wrapped up with a DVD, or simply a promise that you give your man some alone time with sports center.
How do you make a remote cookie, you ask? You don’t have that cookie cutter?
I just put my actual remote in my copier/printer.
Then I cut it out, put it on my cookie dough and cut it out with a small knife.
You can use this method to make just about any shape of cookie you can imagine.
1. Outline 2. Fill 3. Let dry 4. Make your buttons by looking over at your remote.
Mine ended up a little off center, but that’s okay!
To decorate the buttons, I used these edible markers with a fine tip. These things are just beyond fun.
They write on (dried) royal icing, really well! You may just want to color all over your cookies!
I added some candy on the bottom because the box I found was a little deeper than I wanted.
My Dad came over and saw this and said it was “unreal.” He was impressed with my craziness!
I thought it was so real, I might just make one for April Fool’s Day and replace it with the real one.
Or, if you’ve lost the remote and you’re hubs is real mad, just hand him this and I’m sure he’ll simmer down just fine. Hehehaha!
Oh the possibilities! Silly possibilities.
I hope you are inspired to make some custom cookies of your own. Don’t be afraid to use copy machines, knives and markers. We do what it takes here in the cookie world!