Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

These cookies are easier to make than you might think. The directions follow the picture.
Snowflake Cookie, Supplies Needed:
  1. Bake cookie and let cool completely.
  2. Make royal icing mix according to package directions.
  3. Take some icing and set it aside and cover it with a damp paper towel so the icing does not dry out.
  4. Add delphinium blue color to the rest of the icing. The more color you add the deeper it will become.
  5. Add water to the blue icing and stir gently. Add enough water so the icing pours off a spoon.
  6. Use the pastry brush and brush the blue icing on the cookie.
  7. With tip # 4 attached to a disposable bag, fill with the white icing that was set aside.
  8. Start at one tip of the snowflake and squeeze a line of icing icing to the other side of the snowflake.
  9. Continue this for the entire snowflake.
  10. Then add smaller lines to form a flake.
  11. Put on icing snowman face. Wile icing is still wet. If icing dries too fast, use a little more icing on the back of the snowman to attach it.
  12. Sprinkle center with course sugar. Let dry completely.
Snow Globe Cookie, Supplies Needed:
  1. Bake cookies and let cool completely.
  2. Roll out white fondant and cut out snowmen. let set.
  3. Color some rolled fondant leaf green and mold trees with 4 seasons flexible mold. let set.
  4. Make royal icing according to package directions.
  5. Color a small amount with red food color, cover with damp paper towel so icing does not dry out. Set aside.
  6. Color some icing delphinium blue. Add extra water and stir slowly so icing pours off spoon. Cover with damp paper towel so icing does not dry out. Set aside.
  7. Take some white icing and thin it down like the blue. Cover with damp paper towel. Set aside.
  8. The rest of the white icing, cover with a damp paper towel. Set aside.
  9. Use 1" pastry brush and paint blue icing on round part of cookie. Let dry completely. If you do not use too much icing cookies should be dry enough to finish in a couple of hours.
  10. Use black food writers and color hat, eyes and mouth.
  11. With tip # 3 attached to decorator bag and thick white icing attach orange candy coated morsel for eye and blue for buttons. (You may use what ever color you like for the buttons)
  12. When cookie is dry, use thinned white icing and start to brush white icing from the bottom of the globe and work your way up making it thinner as you go up.
  13. Use tip # 8 attached to a decorator bag, filled with red icing, and squeeze icing at the base of snow globe. Start at the outside and work your way in. After about 5 to 10 minutes, use your finger and flatten out the red icing.
  14. Use tip # 3 and thick white icing and attach snowman and trees to cookie. and add extra dots all over to make snow.
  15. Let dry completely.

These can also be used as a place setting at your Holiday table. Just write the persons name on the red base with white stiff icing and tip # 3.

Enjoy making them and of course, eating them!

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