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A child's artwork makes a fine gift tag when backed with blue glassine and slipped into ribbon-tied cellophane bags.

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Holiday


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Cook's Notes

Older children can use their hand to outline the cookies, drawing around it on the dough with a skewer and using a knife tip to cut along the line. If your child can't participate, make a pattern from a manila folder. Translucent parchment works well for the heart stencil; it will allow you to see the shape of the cookie through it.

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  • mommybeck
    5 AUG, 2010
    These would make excellent "The Kissing Hand" cookies for the first day of school...especially for kindergarteners! Love it!
  • wherearemyglasses
    5 AUG, 2010
    Sanding sugar is coarse and glittery, not fine and glittery
  • MS10023006
    5 AUG, 2010
    To Nadio O: Sanding sugar is fine grain, usually colored sugar that has a sparkle. It is normally used for decorating cookies. You can substitute other sugars, but won't be quite a glittery.
  • NadiaO
    5 AUG, 2010
    cute, but what is sanding sugar?
  • hundt
    5 AUG, 2010
    Great idea. Use with the book, "The Kissing Hand". Perfect for the beginning of the school year, especially the first day for a kindergartener.
  • Joeyannie1
    29 SEP, 2008
    How much fun would this be for young girls to decorate? Nail color,BLING using all kinds of silver
  • jbgpjgajg
    7 FEB, 2008
    easy to make, taste great...

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