Since I gave up sugar I can’t make these again, but maybe you can! First published 7/23/09
This idea sounded great inside my head, but after execution my idea needs some refinement. While visiting for the week, Mormor helped me make fraction cookies for Kiddo. I want to find fun ways to introduce fractions to supplement Kiddo’s addiction to numbers. We made cookies that were whole, in halves, in quarters and in thirds. I didn’t anticipate that the actual baking process would puff up the sides of the cookies so the cooked pieces did not meet. With the second batch we scored the cookies and cut them after baking. That worked better. I also thought it would be fun to use the sprinkles as a visual guide to which pieces go with which cookies. I used these artificial dye-free sprinkles (because let’s face it, artificial colors are not food. Read THIS!).In the end they didn’t result in as visually appealing product as I had envisioned. If I weren’t so lazy I might try again and with more shapes and sizes. I know they are many fabulous crafty-cooking bloggers out there… I bet someone can come up with some cookie fractions which look fabulous and appealing. If you take the challenge, be sure to let me know so I can link to you.