Back when my kids were in grade school I started sending sugar cookies for all the class parties. They were a BIG hit with the teachers and a tradition was born. Now the cookies are good but it's the icing that makes them irresistible. It is a family recipe that my Mom gave me and she never gave it out to anyone. I actually tweaked the recipe and made it even better :) I sent my camera to school with my daughter on the day of the party and asked Mrs. Stubbs to please take some pictures because I had to work that day. These are a few of the photos I found :)
Still on my corner rounding kick.
The note was a great touch! Sorry, but no go...
The cookie recipe is on the front and icing on back. Used foam dots to pop up "Secret".
Some days I regret starting this particular tradition. I can hear the collective "GASP" now :) Little did I know I would be making these cookies 2 or 3 times a year for the Student Council Bake Sale for the next 6 years! Think a quadruple batch of rolled and cut out cookies, covered with icing that has to dry thoroughly, then packaged in cellophane bags and decorated with a homemade topper. Holy cookie Batman!
Over the last couple of years, the cookies have gone from elaborate to simple and the toppers have turned into twist ties. I just can't bear to see those sad faces at conferences...cookie-less faces :( They've become such a hit that they are usually nearly sold out before conferences actually start!
Thank you Mrs. Stubbs (Jennifer) for helping make our cookies such a success!