I was making clock cookies for the children last night, but I ran out of time, no pun intended, so they got a plain sugar cookie instead, before being shuffled off to bed.
I had in mind the clock cookies from The Decorated Cookie, but starting close to bedtime, I knew I was pushing it. So, instead of using a rolling pin to flatten the dough, and cutting circles for the clock faces, I took a short cut, and rolled the dough, by hand, into 1 inch balls for baking. Then, after they cooled, I flipped them over, and frosted the flat, bottom side, of the cookies, with a standard butter/powdered sugar/milk frosting.
I stuck them into the freezer, to harden the frosting on the cookies for a few minutes, while I added baker's cocoa to the frosting remaining in the bowl. I spooned the chocolate frosting into a Ziploc-type freezer bag, and cut a very, and I do mean very, small hole in the corner.
Finally, I piped on the clocked faces, which turned out to be easier than I thought it was going to be. The heavy weight freezer bag was perfect for piping.
It was getting late, and my had wasn't as steady as it should have been by the end, but I think the kids will have fun trying to figure out the time on their snacks, this afternoon.
It's great to be a homeschooler.