How to Celebrate!
National Cookie Day is a day when people come together to bake cookies. It is a time when parents and their children have fun in the kitchen making lots of edible treats for all to enjoy and with lots of different cookie recipes to choose from the hardest part is deciding which recipe is the tastiest!
Who would not want to get together and celebrate such a fun and yummy day!
History of the Cookie – How did it all come about?
While the origin of National Cookie Day is unknown, the history of the cookie is very interesting. Cookies were invented during the 7th century in Persia. It then spread throughout Europe thanks to the Muslim conquest of Spain where the cookie would continue to march across the continent until it became one of the most eaten snack foods in Europe by the 15th Century.
The story does not stop in Europe, in the 17th century the cookie had made its way across the Atlantic into the Americas via the Dutch settlers of the time. Colonial housewives snatched up the concept of the cookie and began making their own using butter or if they wanted to be more elaborate rose water, maple syrup or even beer!
Even today cookies are a very popular choice when it comes to baking and consuming. We Brits ate a record breaking £3 billion in 2018 alone!
Mermaid Inspired Cookies
Why not have a go yourself! For the mermaid lovers amongst us it is the perfect opportunity to bake mermaid inspired cookies.
To get your creative design juices flowing below is just a small selection of amazing mermaid inspired cookie designs which you could try at home:
To get you going why not try out this delicious recipe:
Under the Sea Cookies
For the cookies
For the royal icing
Mermaid – ice the face, arms and middle first and leave to dry, then ice the rest. Add sprinkles to her tail when the icing is wet. When fully dry, paint on her face using a black edible food pen.
Turtle – add sprinklesto the wet icing to make the shell.
Shark – pipe on the teeth and eye using white icing.
Seahorse – pipe a wavy snail trail from its head to tail and three little dots in rows on its fin. Attach tiny pearls and stars to this icing then paint on eyes.
Starfish – stick a large pearl from the sprinkles in the middle, then pipe small dots of white icing along the centre of each arm.
Why not have a go yourself and send us your creations to our social media pages, we would love to see them and share with fellow mermaid lovers!
Visit www.planetmermaid.com to view our latest in amazing fabric mermaid tails for kids and adults, woman’s mermaid monofins, siren tails and a whole lot more!
Keep mermaiding and sharking x
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