In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines
lived twelve little girls in two straight lines…
the smallest one was Madeline.
I had forgotten about these wonderful old stories until I was asked to make Madeline cookies. The last time I had read these books was as a nanny many moons ago. I guess I never picked up a copy to read to my own boys, so off to the library I went to gather up some nostalgia. They, nor I, will never be too old for picture books…or so I hope!
My goal with these was to use an edible marker to add all the details, instead of using black icing for outlining. I’ve seen others use that technique, but was a bit terrified they would turn out awful. No going back! I let them dry overnight and followed the image with my markers the next day.
It worked and they were so fun! While I did use black icing for the ribbon on Madeline’s hat, the rest was done with a food writer. It took longer than I thought it would, but I think it really makes the cookies look a lot like an illustration. Using this method, I felt like a kid with a coloring book.
Dang, my “job” is awesome.