This is a bit of a project, but, you do all the decorating before you bake, and it feels a bit magic to make a slice and bake cookie with a design in the dough at home. It doesn’t all have to be done in one day, you can spread out assembling the dough rolls over a couple sessions.
Low sugar healthier snack cookies that are thankfully quick and easy to make because they quickly go missing. Based on the recipe from Yummy Toddler Food – this is a really forgiving recipe and very adaptable. Includes a chocolate variation. nom.
A fancier take on the simple toddler cracker recipe, with just a couple bonus ingredients that you do. They do have a slightly nicer flavour, but are not quite as simple, just due to how many ingredients involved, so I don’t make them quite as often.
Based on Isa Chandra Moskovitz’s “Citrus Glitters” I’ve added candied ginger and narrowed it down to just lemon zest. This is basically a vegan take on old fashioned sugar cookies, and could easily be adapted to any flavour you like.
This has become my top cookie decoration technique, it’s fun, the results are beautiful, it doesn’t add sugar to the cookies, the cookies stay crispy, and it’s done once the cookies are out of the oven.
Another variation on America’s Test Kitchen’s all purpose glaze, I like their use of cream cheese, it helps mellow the sugar. This variation is just right to go on a flavoured cookie without overpowering it. If the cookie is more of a neutral flavour, there’s room to intensify the glaze with more rosewater.