Recently a friend asked if I could help make an aunt’s birthday a little more special by baking some appropriate cookies. He explained to me that she is a retired teacher, and I had a few good ideas how to make these cookies fitting for a well deserved party for a deserving teacher. I ended up baking some wonderful little apples, and a special schoolhouse cookie which I am told resembles the one room schoolhouse she taught in many years ago.
At the same time I got to use a new product I wanted to try, to help produce a truly red icing. The new product I got to try out was Americolor which was wonderful to use, and has great colour strength. Also, as a super bonus, there was no discernable bitterness or aftertaste. Check out the result.