Anyway...as my mom hovered around my hospital bed, she asked if I would like something special once we got home. I asked for a cat. (At the time, my mom was NOT a cat person.)
Turns out, my fainting was just due to low blood sugar or lack of chocolate, something along those lines.
I still got that kitty. Lesson for you kids: faint in class, hospital stay, ask for cat.
For the cookies, I sometimes get in trouble trying to be too literal with cookies. If I tried to make actual, realistic cat cookies, I have a feeling they'd look weird. Therefore, I bring you polka dot kitty cookies...I know the 6-year-old me would have loved them.
To make the cookies, you'll need:
- kitty-shaped sugar cookies
- royal icing, tinted with AmeriColor Super Black, Bright White and Soft Pink
- couplers and tips: #2, #1
- disposable icing bags
- squeeze bottles
Thin the grey and white icings with water, a bit at a time, stirring with a silicone spatula, until it is the consistency of a thick syrup. You'll want to drop a "ribbon" of icing back into the bowl and have it disappear in a count of "one thousand one, one thousand two." Four is too thick, one is too thin. Count of 2-3 is good. Cover with a damp dishcloth and let sit for several minutes.
Stir gently with a silicone spatula to pop and large air bubbles that have formed. Pour into squeeze bottles.
Let the cookies dry 1 hour.
Let the cookies dry 6-8 hours or overnight.