My uncle loves tractors. He also loves cookies. So much, in fact, that we called him Cookie Monster as we were growing up. So much that he actually bought me a Sunbeam Mixmaster when I got married, with the intent that the first batch of cookies I made were for him. This was right before I found out I couldn’t have gluten.
After I went gluten-free, I had a hard time finding a cookie recipe that resembled a typical cookie, so I went a few years without making him any. Then, a couple of years ago, I made gluten-free sugar cookies that were fairly convincing. For a special treat, I decided to construct a gluten-free sugar cookie, decorated to look like a Caterpillar D-9, a tractor he once got the opportunity to operate (isn’t that every guy’s dream?).
I created this cookie using my Gluten-Free Iced Sugar Cookie Recipe which is also corn- and nightshade-free, as well as low-acid/IC-friendly.
Step One, sketching out the cookie:
Step Two, rolling out the dough:
Step Three, use pattern to cut out dough:
Step Four, ready to bake:
Step Five, post-baking, ready for frosting:
Step Six, frost with yellow frosting:
Step Seven, add the frosting details:
Step Eight, add Fisher Price man for scale 🙂
By the way, my uncle loved it!