With a short length of shoestring licorice, this bell becomes an ornament for your tree; a longer length turns it into an edible necklace. Either way, it won't hang around for too long. The foundation of this recipe is the versatile dough that can be customized to create chocolate, colored, striped, or marbleized cookies.
Repoke the holes immediately after baking to ensure that they are big enough for threading with string or licorice.
Instead of rolling out your dough on a floured surface, roll it out between waxed paper. The cookies will stay moist because extra flour is not incorporated during the rolling process.
Using the cookie cutter, cut out bells from the rolled-out cookie dough. Punch a hole at the top of each cookie with the straw. Decorate with Egg Paint, then bake as directed. tie a piece of licorice through the hole and hang on your tree or around your neck.