Burns Night is celebrated on January 25th in Scotland—and elsewhere by those of us who love to celebrate anything related to food.
A traditional Burns’ Supper (Scottish supper) can consist of beef pie, cock-a-leekie soup, colcannon, haggis, nettles and tatties, smoked haddock and more.
But instead of the dinner, this year we’re celebrating with a Scotch tasting and these fun cookies, made with a gingerbread man cookie cutter and outfitted in paper kilts.
We’ll also read a poem or two; Burns’ most famous is Auld Lang Syne.
What you need:
You can use any type of rolled cookie recipe (also called cutout cookies—(the different types of cookies).
Rolled cookies are those that are made from a stiffer dough that is chilled, rolled out and cut into shapes with a cookie cutter. Gingerbread and shortbread are two examples. Some recipes:
1. FIND a cartoon kilt image (like these). Copy and paste as many as you need onto a Microsoft Word (or similar) page; then print and cut out.
2. BAKE the cookies. Cool and use icing to make the face.
3. AFFIX the kilt to the cookie with a bit of icing or decorator gel.