My sweet friend Nancy has two minions who go by the names Joanie and Chachi. Every time I see a photo of them I giggle to myself. Growing up I'm pretty sure I saw all of the Happy Days reruns. I couldn't help but think to myself there was a character missing in Nancy's little menagerie. I mean come on what would the show have been if it wasn't for the one and only Fonzie.
I grabbed a pencil and notepad and went about writing a little story that would do Nancy's feathered friends justice.
Don't judge the scribbles and poor handwriting (it's a gift), my daughter told me she could draw a better version and drew this picture. (Yes, she was right).
I like to start with a drawing or picture not for the details but for the overall shape. I then cut out the drawing and trace it onto a thin piece of cardboard to produce a template. I flipped the template over to produce a mirror image.
Place the template onto rolled sugar cookie dough and cut out with a paring knife.
I get asked this question often, "When do you insert the sticks when making cookie pops?" Insert them into the raw dough when it's on the baking sheet, and then bake them. Don't worry the sticks won't burn. Once cooled all you have to do is frost them with royal icing. I used a candy chip for the eye and a food marker for the cheek. Then you can let your imagination take over at this point.
Nancy came home to find Joanie and Chachi sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G! Nancy thought the two lovebirds needed a little cooling off period and decided to call over Chachis' cousin Fonzie to have a little chat with the two youngsters.
Joanie and Chachi were so happy to see Fonzie. Joanie was smiling on the outside, but on the inside she was thinking to herself I'm strangely attracted to Fonzie.
Chachi on the other hand wasn't impressed by The Fonz in his leather jacket and pompadour; he leaned in a little closer for a better view. Chachi thought to himself, this guy looks freakishly like a penguin but my keen bird senses tells me he is a chicken. Fonzie started to break out in a mild sweat as he noticed Chachi giving him the - you look tasty glare. Hey Chachi I don't know what Nancy told you about me, but I'm just here to offer some of my rocking wisdom.
The Fonz had good reason to fret because Joanie and Chachi were harboring a deep dark secret. This reason would soon become quite apparent to Fonzie. Joanie and Chachi were cannibals (gasp)!
Hey Joanie, "Doesn't Fonzie taste like chicken?" Actually Chachi I was kind of thinking he tasted like cake!
Sorry kids I had to rate this one PG; I was shocked by those adorable Hannibal Lecters too.
Hope you all have a wonderful Easter.