Cookies for no reason are pretty fun.. but cookies for a special occasion are the best kind. Especially if that occasion is a couple becoming parents-to-be. My boyfriend's brother and his wife are expecting this fall so I made them some sheep cookies as a congratulations. A new baby is so exciting!
I drew some templates up for the sheep, big fluffy cloud-shaped sheep. I cut the shaped out of sugar cookies dough using my mom's sugar cookie recipe (which can be found in this post ). Then I outlined and flooded them with royal icing. For some reason sheep and lambs and babies just go together in my mind.
Plus some cookies with the message " We heard that you're starting your own flock!!" on them. Then they can be put together to make a cookie-card that looks like this :
Awww sheep-parents and their cloud shaped lamb.
Since the parents-to-be don't live in the same city as us - for now - I packed up the cookies in a cute box...
.... and sent them off with a card made out of photos of the sheep cookies. Congratulations on starting your own flock!!!