First, I have to thank my colleague Lester for giving me the title for this post. In an email exchange timestamped 3 am, he questioned the legitimacy of “pollster by day.” It is true; lately I have been a pollster by day and night and those dark quiet hours in between.
And with our househunt reaching a point of desperation, our weekends have been totally hijacked by open houses.
A few weeks ago, I was pretty sure there would be no Easter cookies this year. But painting on cookies has completely changed my world. Making and coloring icing takes a lot of time–by the time I finish work and mix up a batch of piping icing, it’s past Nate’s bedtime. And now I am totally liberated. I can sit down with food coloring and tiny brushes and paint for 15-30 minutes. Even better… there is very little cleanup involved. It has made me very lazy, but it is also so great.
I made these cookies for my sister, who hosts Easter dinner at her house every year. As a vegan atheist, it’s hard to get excited about a religious holiday best characterized by its near-obsessive focus on eggs. But Easter cookies are another thing altogether. Easter cookies are fantastic for 2 reasons: 1. There are no standard Easter colors. 2. egg-shaped cookies are a nearly perfect little creative canvass.
Here’s the first set. I have 10 more undecorated cookies waiting in the freezer…unless Nate finds them first…