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Geometric Mishloach Manos


Though these hexagon cookies are quite geometric (and easy to make), the events leading to its photo shoot were certainly not! It all began with ordering the edible paint (from Canada) I needed for this package well in advance. To make a long story short, they sent me gold, I reordered it in silver, but the January blizzard delayed shipment. Then Faigy Grossman (fellow Mishpacha writer) had this paint and sent it from Toronto with a relative, but between Toronto and my picking it up from a mailbox, it disappeared. Then when all despaired, the paint arrived a few hours before the photoshoot (In case you’re wondering, baking supplies stores will have this item in time for Purim prep.)


Now back to the package… Though I used fondant (I “painted” the white with the silver paint), you can also use royal icing or sugar crystals to decorate the cookies. And finally, speaking of variations, you can either pair the cookies with a bottle of water as shown, or fill half the can with cookies and the other half with candies.



Roll out your cookie dough and cut into hexagon shapes. Bake and cool, and add fondant. 


Stack in the can and tie with coordinating-colored ribbons.


Test your cookies by baking just a couple to start with to make sure they fit into the container after they are baked, as different recipes rise differently.