The I-Hate-You Cookies

A couple years ago I found this recipe* on the packaging of a Wilton cookie cutter I bought, and it soon became a family favorite. Why? Two reasons: 1) no chilling or waiting required as with most roll-out cookies, and 2) they’re really good.

They’re versatile, too. Last year I made the cookies as place cards for Easter dinner. It’s pretty simple and not quite as messy as dyeing eggs.

A little icing and food coloring make all the difference!

If memory serves, some of the place cards were eaten before dinner, but luckily I brought extras.

The icing is simply powdered sugar, a dash of vanilla and enough milk to get it to your desired consistency – plus food coloring. After I’d iced the cookies, I mixed the leftover colors together and wound up with sort of an eggplant color that I used for some of the names. Using a toothpick made the lettering a bit easier to do. The only thing that could make them better? Sprinkles.

If you decide to bake these cookies, beware. They are extremely addictive and you will likely be despised for “forcing” people to eat one cookie after another. One time a relative said, “I hate you,” just before biting into a second cookie. The ultimate compliment, indeed.

What recipes that you make do your friends and family love so much they “hate” you for making those things?

* Disclaimer : I’m not a fan of almond extract, so in this recipe I omit it and increase the Vanilla Extract to 2 teaspoons.


About Paula Hendrickson

I'm a full-time freelance writer with an addiction to yarn, cooking and all kinds of crafty things. I come from a long line of creative and entrepreneurial types on both sides of the family, making creativity almost like competitive pursuit.

Posted on March 20, 2012, in Baking, cooking, Easter, Family, recipes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Paula – please share the recipe!

    • Paula Hendrickson

      If I did it right, the word “recipe” should be a hotlink to take you directly to the recipe on Wilton’s website. Let me know if it doesn’t work for you.

      If you bake them, be sure to come back and let us know how they turned out!

  2. Paula Hendrickson

    I know it’s bad form to comment to yourself, but I just saw a cookie decorating blog that was outstanding, The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle:

    Cookie art, to be sure. You’ll be blown away at the designs and how she walks you through the steps.

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