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Celebrating with Green Eggs March 2, 2020

Filed under: Cooking Experiments,Getting Creative — Amy Scott @ 9:50 am

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Owen’s teacher asked me if I could make a special treat for the class to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday today. I love to bake, but I’ve never made a Dr. Seuss treat before. I took to Pinterest for inspiration. I decided to make my favorite butter cookies and to frost the cookies so they looked like green eggs from Green Eggs and Ham.

I was nervous about how the cookies would turn out since I’m new to piping frosting on cookies. I love the sanding sugar process I learned from a friend. The results are lovely and sparkly! Overall, I’m very pleased with how the cookies turned out. I packaged them individually and labeled them so it was clear how they played into the Dr. Seuss theme. It’s funny that I’ve thrown a Dr. Seuss themed baby shower and now created a Dr. Seuss themed baking project all in the last month. Apparently, I’ve needed more silly in my life!

 

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Here is a more detailed look into the process! 

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I made 36 butter cookies. They are slightly thicker than usual so they could handle the frosting.

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When it came time to frost the cookies, I made random egg white outlines and then filled them in by piping across the cookie. The frosting didn’t need to be perfect because I was going to squish it flat using sanding sugar. 

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The cookie goes frosting side down into a pile of sugar. I pushed down slightly to smooth out the frosting.

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Layer one done!

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I was too focused to take step-by-step pictures of the green yokes. The yokes went quickly, but took a gentle hand. I used a large tip to add the green frosting. Then I lightly pushed them into green sanding sugar. I didn’t want to push too hard and have the green sugar get onto the white layer. 

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Final step: packing the cookies up to head to school! 

 

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