You know what this tree reminds me of? When I was a little girl, I remember a book at school which was about magical seeds (or was it the magical ground?), where whatever was planted in that garden, a corresponding tree would grow. For example, if a hat was buried, a tree with hat fruit would grow, if a feather was planted, a feather tree would grow, and even, if money was planted, a money tree would grow. (Now wouldn’t that be nice!). I can vaguely picture the book… Cute illustrations and these colours remind me of the story as well. There may even have been an Easter tree.
A search on google didn’t help me find it, but the book was around in the 80’s when I was little… I’m not sure when it was published, but if you know the book I’m talking about, I would love if you would indulge my nostalgic ramblings and share what the name of it is.
It would have been a lot faster to pop one of these cookies in the ground and come back the next day to see this Easter tree there.
No, really… they weren’t hard to make. The part that took the longest was threading the ribbon through the tiny hole and tying little ribbons.
I forgot to make little holes in some of the cookies, and some of the holes were too small, (note to self – make them about 1/2 cm next time), so I had to adhere the ribbon to the back with icing.
If you decide to make these, I used a barbeque skewer to make the holes in the dough before I baked them.
Thanks to The Flour Pot Cookie Book for the ribbon idea. They were the perfect little covering for the holes.
What can you use this Easter tree for? (Besides eating of course).
A cute centerpiece for Easter is one idea, and another – We’ll be putting it at the top of a cupcake tier for a charity event my classes are hosting in April.
They won’t be edible by then though, especially as I made these in late January for the on-line magazine My Little Jedi. I was thrilled to be asked to contribute to their Autumn issue (Australian). Vesna, the editor in chief, has created my absolute favorite on-line magazine around. When I saw the first issue, I’m pretty sure I literally gasped at all the loveliness. I love Vesna’s creativity and style, love the work her contributors have shared and am thankful to be included as one of them in her 3rd issue here. You can find more gorgeousness over on Vesna’s blog as well.
Have fun baking, browsing and pinning!