Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, April 14, 2017

PEO Cookies for Easter

Every year, I bake cookies for our PEO Chapter's fundraiser

Monday, I make the dough
(for it needs to be refrigerated)

Tuesday, I bake the cookies
This year over 700 cutout cookies
Bunnies and chicks

Then they get frosted . . . 
Then they get decorated -- hand painted each and every one!

After they're dry, six is put into a cello bag and tied with a ribbon

Today, other club members joined me at Linderhof as we put
all of the cookies into cello bags and tied them with a ribbon


And chicks!

It takes many hands to make easy work of packaging over 100 bags of cookies
And tie them each with a bow!

Tradition has now become, after they're all packaged
we have Hot Cross Buns and coffee

 Not buns made by me, but purchased from All Saints Church in Nevada, Missouri
this is the third year and now that is a tradition!

After they left . . . 

It was good to get my dining room back again!

And this afternoon . . . 

I had another hot cross bun with my afternoon tea
Another tradition and a tradition that goes way back --
the hot cross bun for Good Friday Tea


Anonymous said...

Those are darling cookies! What did you use for painting the grass? Thanks. Barbara in St Paul ( I always enjoy hearing about your adventures when you're up this way to visit your daughter!)

Martha said...

Barbara -- I use food coloring pens for all of the details. Think of an edible sharpie! LOL! We enjoy The Cities -- we think they're pretty amazing! I'll be up in May -- would you be up for a meeting -- email me -- my address is on the right side of the blog.

Seaview said...

I applaud you ...just beautiful