Tool Cookies are SWEET!
In 2009, when MSLO teamed up with The Home Depot, the Martha Show hosted a Home Depot themed D.I.Y. show featuring tools, tips, and an intro to the line. The audience was filled with enthusiastic Home Depot employees outfitted in their adorable signature orange aprons. At the close of the show, Martha gifted Home Depot’s CEO with this sweet cookie tool basket.
When the producers asked us to create “something fabulous” for this segment, Production Designer, Anduin Havens and I, had the idea to make the tools “life size” (or at least close), so we custom designed these cookie cutters with the amazing Coppergifts. Martha Show carpenter, Sean Ennis, made this adorable box and painted it with Martha for Home Depot paint!
The cookie tool set was huge hit and I’ve had many requests for it over the years- especially for Father’s Day. Since these cookies were so large, they were a bit challenging to work with and extremely fragile. So this year, we decided to scale the tools down to a more average cookie size. Don’t worry! They are still on the big side- with plenty of room to ice and decorate.
I was really excited when Missy of Pink Pistachio ordered some cookie tools for her son’s construction themed birthday party! It is such an adorable party theme and I love that she sent me color swatches for royal icing!
And, because our love for Dad “knows no measure” and we are thankful he is so “level headed” these cookies could not be more perfect for Father’s Day.
Look for our icing how to video coming soon as well as a how to blog post on creating an edible tool box to present your cookies in! YUM! We’ll also be sharing our downloadable Father’s Day cookie card tags!
If you plan to ice these cookies for Father’s Day here’s a handy dandy clickable Shopping List!
Candy beads (we used green, yellow and orange)
Candy heart (optional, we love them on the Tape Measure)
Americolor food doodler, black (for writing names on the cookies, adding ruler and tape measure details)
Food Doodler Fine Yellow (for tracing the circle onto the tape measure, tracing straight lines onto level, tracing template onto Super Dad- this is a great set to have)
Jolly Ranchers (Complaint: What ever happened to the yellow ones? I had to buy 2 bags to find enough blue and green)
Fondant (Optional: You can also ice the white circles on the level)
While you are shopping, you might want to pick up our Super Dad cutter! He’s AMAZING and all the JUICE about decorating him can be found in this post! More on these cookies soon… Happy Saturday! Xo Dani