Make dad’s heart melt this Father’s Day with cookies made special by kids. If your kids are wondering what to get their dad this year, these cookies go straight to the heart (and stomach). They also double as a fun activity! You can make your own sugar cookies, or opt for store-bought ones. Either way, the real charm comes in the decorating.
- Sugar cookie dough (store-bought or homemade)
- Cookie cutters
- Rolling pin
- Cutting board
- Cookie icing
- Edible color markers
Step 1: Cover cutting board and rolling pin with flour, roll out dough, and make desired shapes with cookie cutters. Bake cookies according to recipe or package instructions.
Step 2: Let cookies cool for at least 30 mins (icing will melt if too hot). Have an adult create a border around the edge of each cookie with icing (which should come in a package with a nozzle tip for easy decorating).
Step 3: Fill in the rest of the cookie with icing. Kids can help with this step.
Step 4: Once all cookies are iced, let set for 45 mins. or until hardened.
Step 5: When icing is dry, cover a table with butcher paper or paper tablecloth and let kids’ imaginations run wild as they decorate each with food markers.