My nine year old has really embraced this whole book launch thing and joyfully declared this week that she wants to be a baker when she grows up.
And judging by these GOODNIGHT, ARK inspired animal cookies, I think she might very well do just that. Though I would like to take credit, this project really is 100% hers. All I did was mix the cookie dough, because stirring that is very hard, and I was in charge of the oven. She researched how to make the frosting. She looked through GOODNIGHT, ARK and selected the animals she wanted to create. She rolled out the dough and cut the cookies. And she embellished each and everyone with superb artistic pizzazz.
In all, I think she’s spent close to 10 hours (not all at once) working on these cookies. And she’s not finished yet! She announced this morning that elephant shaped cookies are next in the production line.
And who will eat all these cookies? She plans to wrap them two by two in cellophane bags tied with colorful ribbon and hand them out to friends and neighbors. For now, though, they are going straight to the freezer until after GOODNIGHT, ARK officially releases on the 26th!