So for Tiffany's baby shower, I ordered Thing 1 & Thing 2 cookies from Snickety Snacks and they were sooooooooooooo adorable and so cute! Well as a former cake decorator, I kept thinking, I could probably make some myself if I ever got the time. Well this weekend I had one whole day free! In the world of Laura, this so rarely happens, I figured it was worth the time to try my hand at cute cookie making. Well I had been checking out pinterest and started following a cookie blog: The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle. Well she has all kinds of cookie inspiration, as well as recipes so I was hooked. I tried her made from scratch cookie recipe & made from scratch royal icing and both worked out beautifully :) (I had tried this weeks earlier with a slight fail---I used sugar cookie dough and made my icing from powered sugar and water, it was still tasty but the icing never set and the cookies expanded A LOT while baking. No worries, I gave them to my sister, brother in law, and nephew and they all thoroughly enjoyed them).
See Corbin was excited about the first round of cookies:
And ate the whole thing!
|Step 1: Make the dough!|
|Step 2: Cut out cute shapes and bake the cookies--can you guess what we are making?|
|Step 3: After cookies have cooled, begin outlining|
|Step 4: Then fill in the icing with fill color (this is called flooding the cookie)|
|Step 5: Ice and flood the bottom part|
|Step 6: Add Detail & Viola, you now have a margarita cookie (my two favorite things combined)|
|I also made Sunglasses|
|And Flip Flops|
|And more flip flops!|
So let me know what you think? Second attempt better or worse? I checked this morning and all the icing set perfectly, most of it was set by yesterday afternoon but the flip flops took some extra time! I had one with my lunch today and let me tell you, they are super YUMMY!