I’m like that date you had a great time with that one night, but failed to return any of your calls thereafter.  I’m sorry I left you like that.  I have reasons, ones I’m sure we’ll discuss, but for now- can we just make up with cookies?

I made these fossil cookies for Halloween (yes, we are going back that far) and they turned out so freaking delicious.  Thanksgiving is right around the corner, that’s kinda old- like fossils, these would make a cute addition to the dessert table.  Or at the breakfast table, I can personally attest that these are AWESOME with hot coffee in the morning.  Basically you could find a reason to throw a couple of these on a plate for snacking, that’s what I’m saying.

Inspiration Gratitude goes to Martha Stewart for her Fossil Cookies listed somewhere on that huge website of hers.  I didn’t use her recipe or technique- simply the idea.  Still, gotta give credit where credit is due.  We’ll talk later about my embarrassment about loving all things Martha.

I used the cookie recipe from my Ye Olde Standard Christmas Cutout Cookie and you should too.  First, one batch makes a ton- hello, timesaver.  Second, this cookie really is the best sugar cookie in the world even without frosting, which you can see I didn’t use.  But, if you are feeling spunky and want a cookie with more flair

[then you’re my kind of vegan], melt vegan chocolate and splatter the fossils with it.  It’ll look like fossils and mud but taste like a dream.

The directions for this cookie are so easy: Make cookie dough. Tear off small pieces of dough, flatten with your hands to a reasonably flat shape, and press a toy critter into the top to create the fossil shape.  You could use toy bugs like I did, or rocks, coral, or anything else that strikes your fancy.  Treat the cookie dough like play doh and you’ll do fine.  Piece of advice, press your objects into the cookie deep (almost all the way through) so that the impression stays- otherwise they’ll disappear during cooking.

So, are we made up now? :)