I found some images I really liked and used Illyria to help me paint onto the cookies. I painted Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, Smeagol, Gandalf the Grey, the three trolls, and the Ring. I wanted to use color in all the cookies, but I feared I would lose detail if I added color. Instead, I am going to bring some edible food markers for my friends to color in the cookies with.
GFCF cookies have been very frustrating for me in the past, but these were a breeze to make! I used a box mix, vegan buttery (????? I feel like that sums up my emotion....butter-y?) sticks, rice milk, and some vanilla extract. It rolled out like a dream on my new Roul'Pat (thanks Crystal!). I used a pizza cutter to cut out various rectangle shapes (because I am too cheap to buy cutters) and they baked beautifully. Usually this mix makes some crumbly cookies, but I have to say, the buttery sticks worked great!
Lilaloa recently challenged other cookie decorators to forget about color. I hope she likes the first three cookies!