Friday, 2 March 2018

Dr Seuss Quote Cookies for Dr. Seuss's Birthday

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First up, a confession: I always thought it was spelt S-U-E-S-S until I wrote this post. Whoops! I swear I've read Dr. Seuss books - quite a few of them, in fact - but I guess I never needed to write his name until now. Ah well, at least now I know!

Anyway, on this day - March 2nd - in 1904, Dr. Seuss was born. He would eventually go on to become one of the most famous children's authors of all time; he was already dead by the time I was born, yet his books filled my childhood so much that it was like he was an old friend. With such success, of course I had to do something to celebrate his life on his birthday, and you all know how much I love baking cookies.

I had originally planned to dye the cookies red as I have some really good red food dye (which is hard to find!), but I used regular sugar instead of caster sugar and when they came out of the oven they looked like they were deathly sick, they were just so spotty! 😅 

I didn't want to go through the process of colouring the dough a second time as it is such a tedious process, so I decided to just use red fondant instead. I am quite pleased with the result, they are much more vibrant and gorgeous than I would have ever got the cookies on their own to be! Enough chitchat, onto the recipe!

♡ Your favourite kind of cookies, and the cutter you used for them
♡ Red fondant
Rolling pin
Letter biscuit stamps
♡ Your favourite Dr. Seuss quotes
♡ Baking paper
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1. Roll your fondant out onto some baking paper and cut it into the same shape as your cookies. Real talk: My cookies actually shrunk when I baked them, so my fondant circles ended up being too big for them. I tried to trim the edges and smooth them down as best as I could, but as you can easily see, they're still not quite circles.. 😅

2. Pick up the baking paper and flip it upside down so the fondant falls onto the cookie. I prefer doing it this way instead of picking it up with my hands as I find that that ruins the shape of the fondant! Continue doing this until all the cookies are covered in fondant.

3. Now, it's time to get stamping! Using your biscuit stamps, stamp your favourite quotes from Dr. Seuss books into your cookies. I tried to stick with smaller ones so I didn't have to worry too much about spacing, but he has some great longer ones if you're willing to use those ones. You can always spread them out across various cookies like I did!

That's all you have to do 😂 I suppose these guys didn't really warrant an entire tutorial post, but you never know what information might help someone trying to recreate your idea! 

I chose some short, uplifting quotes that I think everyone can benefit from at some point in their lives, but there are so many more that you could choose from. The possibilities are endless! Whatever quotes you go with, these cookies would make the best snack to accompany an afternoon of reading your old Dr. Seuss books. Which one is your favourite? Let me know in the comments! 😊

Until next time,