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"Yam Suf" Cookies

We are excited to present these adorable "sea-splitting" cookies that you can make with your children for Shabbos!

One redemption at a time - in this week's parsha, more miracles occur for the Jewish people. Having been delivered from slavery through the ten Makkos (plagues), the Jews now leave Mitzrayim, but face a formidable obstacle. The Egyptians advance from behind and the sea lies before them. Hashem performs another incredible miracle: the sea parts for the Jewish people. The people can now go directly through the sea, on dry land!

Let's start with this simple and beautiful dessert to highlight the great miracle of this week's parsha!

What you'll need:

  • Blue buttercream frosting (recipe below)

  • Cookies (I used Liebers oatmeal cookies)

  • Piping bag (or Ziploc bag)

  • Basket weave or flat piping tip (or the tip of a Ziploc bag will work as well)

What You'll Need To Do:

Buttercream Frosting (Non-Dairy)

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 stick (4 tablespoons) margarine

  • 2-3 tablespoons of non-dairy milk

  • Blue food coloring

Put all the ingredients for the frosting in a medium bowl. Preferably use an electric mixer or stand mixer to mix the ingredients well and get a fluffy white frosting.

Add a few drops of blue food coloring to achieve the desired shade of blue.

Decorating the Cookies:

1. Pour the blue cream into a piping bag fitted with a basket weave tip. You can also use a Ziploc bag without a piping tip to make waves.

2. Place 3-4 cookies in a Ziploc bag. Use a rolling pin to smash the cookies, creating fine cookie crumbs.

3. Begin decorating the cookies by piping 2-3 lines down the middle of the cookies. This will be the "dry land".

4. Sprinkle some crushed cookies over the lines of frosting, then shake off the extra crumbs.

5. Using the piping bag or Ziploc bag, pipe one or two rows of waves, or zigzags onto the two sides of the cookie.

6. Add flower sprinkles to the waves.

And there you have it! Wasn't that simple enough?

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