Our little town on the prairie used to make bricks. In fact, it was a BIG industry at one time. Think bricks for the Panama Canal. Think bricks for the Indianapolis Speedway. All of those bricks came from Ft. Scott.
And as all brickmakers did in that area -- they stamped their name ON the brick!
But this isn't a decorating post -- it's a Foodie post because today is Foodie Friday.
And it isn't about a Food Trainwreck either -- cookies that came out as hard as those bricks and were inedible . . .
No, it's about cookies that came out shaped like a brick . . .
And like the real bricks imprinted with the name Ft Scott.
They're a shortbread which I colored to make them look more brick like (rather than sandstone like)
They're made with a special cookie cutter that I badly wanted but couldn't justify the price just so I could imprint "lavande" on my lavender shortbread.
But our Tourists Visitors Center gives cookies away to our visitors. And what better cookie to give than one which reminds them of our brick factories and our brick streets. For THAT reason, I could justify the cost of the cookie cutter.
I do think the cookies have a good resemblance to the real bricks. And, when I make lavender shortbread, I can use the cutter to imprint them as well!
It's Foodie Friday, so please join Michael at Designs by Gollum and see what everyone has been cooking this week!