Yes, a last Supper cookie (sounds vaguely sacrilegious, doesn’t it?), but what a cookie!
This was a practice run for Diva’s First Communion cake, plus we ate it together when we got home from Holy Thursday mass. The cookie mold is from House on the Hill (as previously mentioned for the Annunciation cookie, Our Lady of Victory post (actually La Conquistadora on the cookie mold, I think), and Christmas cookies). The molds are not cheap, but they’re gorgeous. I have mine hanging in my kitchen (they come with little screw eyes already put in for hanging), and they’re helping me get into the habit of making a bigger to-do about major feast days throughout the church year.
This year, I actually remembered to make the Palm Sunday cookies. Mostly, I remembered because I had to try the new Last Supper mold. It’s huge, 8 5/8″ diameter, the website said. The gold dust was rather expensive for such a small jar, but it goes a long, long way… including all over the counter and kids. (The air shimmered with gold dust when I was done, and I hardly used any of the stuff.) And, yes, the gold dust is edible; it used to even be considered somewhat medicinal.
According to House on the Hill’s website and recipe booklet, dramatic cookies like this were often made for town fairs, which were both business and religious events. Many of their cookie molds are taken from antique molds (this Last Supper mold is from the 1600’s).