When my son was little I read him his favorite book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish every single night before bed.
I still have such good memories of those days and can practically recite the book my memory still to this day.
This recipe for One Fish Two Fish Cookies makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies and will make a great treat for any Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebrations.
3 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C soft unsalted butter
1 C granulated sugar
You will need to get a fish shaped Cookie cutter like this one.
Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
Add eggs and continue to mix.
Add the vanilla and continue mixing.
Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter. (if needed).
Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).
Combine all ingredients except the colors into a standing mixing bowl.
Mix on medium speed onto stiff peaks form.
Split into 4 bowls.
Leaving one bowl white, add the colors to the other 3 bowls, red in one blue in the other and black in the last.
Using the piping bags, add a little bit off the colors to 1 of each bag.
With red and blue icing remaining in the bowls, add 1 tsp of water to thin out the icing.
Pour icing into a squeeze bottles.
Outline the fish in black icing.
Fill in with the thin red or blue icing and let sit on a cookie sheet for 4 hours.
Using your edible marker, add some shading to the top fin, the tips of the tails and the middle part of the fish.
Add a half smile and outline of the eyes.
Add the flipper with some shading.
Using the white icing, add a small dot for the fishes eye.
Using the black icing, add the pupil.
Let sit for another hour.