Making Day of the Dead Mask Cookies

November 4, 2011

My sons loved Halloween so much this year. They are getting bigger and becoming more aware of everything. It is so much fun for me to be a part of these changes. Since I knew they would be sad to see the holiday go, I decided to extend it a day or two longer by telling them about the tradition behind the Mexican Holiday – The Day of the Dead.  Masks are a big part of this holiday and I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making these cookies. I decided to ice the cookies ahead of time for my sons so they would have a clean slate to work with. I mixed, flooded, and bagged about four different colors for us to use. I had everything ready the day we decided to decorate them and then I had an idea that I thought made it so much easier for my sons to decorate – I used edible food markers. They were easy for my sons and less messy for me! I did however, ask them their preference and they did choose markers. These markers make a great decorating tool for any type of cookie at all. I plan to use this activity more often during the winter months! I had a great time watching them and taking photos and then decorated my own mask when I had some more time to focus. These are the results and I hope you enjoy them!!!!

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Gina Samarotto, Samarotto Design Group November 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Wonderful Blog! Gorgeous Cookies! Regardless of the genre or medium, I love seeing kids express their creativity and learning about other cultures. What a great way to combine art and history!


admin November 5, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Gina you are always so supportive! Thank you so much for that! One day when we move back to NY and get a house there I would love for you to decorate it. You have phenomenal taste!


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