So what was so great about that year's MM? Well, I finally relented and went with a theme beyond "it's Purim, here's some food." Our theme was fast food, and everything (almost) was cookies and cake. We made hamburgers,
As for me, I am sure we will come up with something, but if you have any great ideas for a theme for us that's not too complicated, we'd love to hear it!
Hot Dog Cookies
Adapted from TLC
150 grams softened margarine (1 1/2 sticks or 3/4 cup)
6 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
red gel food coloring
1/2 teaspoon cocoa
Yellow and/or red buttercream frosting or royal icing
Cream margarine with sugars. Beat in egg yolk. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Remove 1/3 of the dough and knead in a small amount of the red gel food color and the cocoa. Chill both sections well, at least a few hours or overnight. Remove the uncolored dough, leaving the rest in the fridge, and divide into approximately 12 pieces. Form each one into a long cylinder, then use the side of your hand to form an indentation (mimicking the shape of a hot dog bun). Divide the colored dough into 12, and form each piece into a hot dog shape, then place each one in a "bun."
And now for some real Mishloach Manot inspiration, check out the rest of this month's Kosher Connection recipes!