You know the unique food items sold at a fair or country market? The items normally not found in your local grocer? Many items are homemade or produced from an original recipe like curds, jams and biscuits. On a recent trip to Amish Country in Pennsylvania, we toured antique shops and indulged in traditional German Dutch treats of Lancaster County. Our first stop was Wilbur Chocolate Confectionary founded in 1894, where we enjoyed samples of chocolate. Then off to the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, America’s first pretzel bakery dating back to 1861 where we snacked on their soft and salty pretzels. They even offered lessons in pretzel twisting but we were content to taste test. After viewing Amish quilts, a stop at a coffee shop for a Whoopie Pie. Not really a pie but rather a chocolate cake-like sandwich with creamy vanilla filling. Finally, off to an old-fashioned candy store that sells penny candy and priced for today’s market. It was like a step back in time browsing our childhood favorites. Remember Mary Jane’s, Sugar Daddy's and Root Beer Barrels? What is your favorite?

These cookies are decorated in Easter pastels using the airbrushing method.

Rainbow Rabbit Cookies
Rabbit Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted with AmeriColor Super White
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
AmeriColor Sheen Airbrush Colors (Pink, Blue, Yellow, Green)
Airbrush Kit

Outline cookie with #2 tip in white icing.
Flood cookie with white icing. Let dry overnight.

Spray middle of cookie with pink airbrush color.

Spray top of cookie with blue airbrush color.

Spray middle of cookie with yellow airbrush color.

Spray bottom of cookie with green airbrush color.

[Spray color 6-8 inches from cookie. If too close the air degrades the icing which is visible in this photo]

Let dry 45 minutes.



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  1. Joan, I LOVE your blog and drool every time you post a scrumptious new treat. I'm telling you, I would plan a field trip JUST to come see you and buy a delicious anything from you if I could. LOVE everything here!!! Have a great week:) Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

    1. Hi Carrie, Thank you and I appreciate you sharing these cookies on your Facebook page. I'm so glad you enjoy the blog and I love my followers. When you're in town, I'll bake you some cookies!

  2. Beautiful cookies :) Thank you for sharing. Jackie

    1. Hi Jackie, Thank you and I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Have a Happy Easter!

  3. Joan,
    I feel like the first comment as well, I drool over your stunning cookies.
    Naturally I pinned a few too.
    I wanted to mention to you that if you should ever have the opportunity to join us on Thoughts Of Home On Thursday, we would love to have you!

    1. Hi Jemma, Thank you! I appreciate the pins and your Thursdays invite. Your Raspberry & Almond Cake looks absolutely delicious.


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