The Possibilities of Paper series presses on!
The Spy went through an origami phase in preschool (he was about 5), but this was all he remembered how to do:
So we both had to check out a few step-by-step photos. I am not going to do any step-by-steps here because www.origami-instructions.com does it so well.
Once I got to this “Bird Base”:
I grew tired of following directions. Following directions during creative pursuits is NOT my strong suit.
So from the bird base I just winged it. HAHAHA WinGed it.
A few more folds and:
What do cookies have to do with paper?
I should’ve done origami WITH parchment. Pierre Papier says, “La prochaine fois!”
SO I am not too big on recipes (again, following directions during creative pursuits: not my strong suit) but in baking you sort of have to.
This is my basic sugar cookie recipe: 1 stick of butter, 1 cup of sugar, plus a couple tablespoons, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, pinch of salt, tiny bit of almond extract, 1 egg, ½ teaspoon each of baking soda and baking powder and then 2 cups of all purpose flour. In a perfect world my go-to cookie recipe would be vegan and have whole grain flour, alas, it does not.
The chocolate filling is SO easy and is vegan!
Cocoa powder, dark chocolate cocoa powder, powdered sugar, then add a splash of vanilla extract, a tablespoon of coffee. Then add water a teaspoon at a time (stirring well) until you reach the precise consistency of “thick, but not too thick”. The cookies were baked FIRST, then a dab of chocolate and then put the top on. I cut the hole in the middle of the tops with a cleaned out magic marker cap.