Oh my, cacti!
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1-2-3 Cactus Cookies
Turn your favorite cookie dough into edible cacti! Young children will need an adult to help add the food coloring and cut around the pattern.
- Add a few drops of green food coloring (as directed on the package or bottle) to the cookie dough. Work in the coloring with your hands until the dough is evenly green.
- Cut out shapes with a cactus cookie cutter. Or print and cut out this pattern piece, place on the dough and cut around it with a small knife. Repeat until all the dough is cut.
- After baking and cooling the cookies, use a small, clean paintbrush to dab on light green food coloring as shown on the pattern.
Many years before Clementina’s Cactus, Ezra took a driving trip through the American Southwest with his close friends the Pope family. The dramatic landscape stayed with him, as did the antics of 6-year-old Deborah Pope, an inspiration for feisty Clementina, and now Executive Director of the EJK Foundation.