Stamping cookies is a fun and simple kid activity. Who knew?
Want a smiley face on your cookie? Just for fun? Or maybe a star or other holiday image? You can do what we did and make your own food coloring stamp pads (watered-down food coloring + piece of felt) and get out your collection of stamps.
We had fun with this one. It was right after making our semi-successful leaf print cookies. We got out a few of our stamps and tried them with the rest of the pecan sandies. They worked great! And it was very easy for both Maia and Daphne to do successfully. We're planning to make another batch as Christmas gets closer, perhaps with sugar cookies or shortbread.
Regarding the food coloring. Someone suggested using a natural food coloring—can anyone suggest a brand and/or tell me where to buy some? Someone else suggested using beet juice which sounds intriguing and worth a try.