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“The sun will come out tomorrow…” No matter what the forecast, make it sunny with these adorably sunny cookies!
But will it? Here in Florida it’s rainy season, which means we can go a week or two without seeing the sun. The tropical storms are always dancing around the Atlantic and threatening to land on our turf.
For a mom with four active kids, rainy days are torturous. We love being outdoors so when we’re stuck inside all day, it’s time to get creative.
These Summer Sunshine Cookies are a great rainy day activity to brighten your day and experience the sun in a whole new way. But these cookies aren’t only sunny on the outside; they have a little hint of lemon zest in the frosting for a bright and sunny bite.
Since the kids are helping, make it easy by starting off with a Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix. Roll out your dough and cut it into circles for your sun, or if you have a sun shaped cookie cutter you can use that as well.
Once the cookies have cooled, make your frosting. I like to microwave mine for a couple of seconds so that it makes more of a glaze, which looks better when you’re going for a smooth surface for the sun.
Once the frosting has slightly set, press your candy corns all around the outside to make the cheerful rays.
Rainy days don’t have to mean that your whole day is gloomy.
Try these Summer Sunshine Cookies with your kids and you’ll perk right up!
Christy blogs at The Girl Who Ate Everything. She joined Tablespoon to inspire family food fun, so check out her Tablespoon profile for great new ideas!