My boys have a big swim meet today… so I made them, and their teammates some Blue Ribbon cookies. These cookies are pretty easy to do, though they did take a bit of time just because of all of the little extra touches.
What You Need:
1 Recipe Chocolate Roll Out Cookies
(You could also use Vanilla Sugar Cookies)
1 Recipe Royal Icing
(Blue and Yellow coloring)
Gold Pearl Dust
Icing Tip #2
Optional: Fluted cutter
Make one batch of sugar cookies, Chocolate are our favorite.
You can see that I used my special rolling pin that embosses “Beki Cook’s Cakes” on the back of the cookies. SO fun!
I then used a ruler and a pastry cutter to cut 2″x7″ rectangles of dough.
I used a small fluted cutter to cut the bottom of the ribbon, and a knife to cut the point at the top of the cookie.
These cookies took 10 minutes to bake, instead of the usual 8 minutes – because they’re so big.
When the cookies cooled, I outlined the swimming symbol with white royal icing, and filled it in with white flooding icing. (As you can see, I turn the embossed side to the bottom so that it shows when I’m done.)
I let the icing dry for a few hours, then used a mixture of clear vanilla and gold pearl dust to paint the swimmers and the little “holes” at the top gold. This had to be done before I flooded the cookies with blue because it gets a little messy – at least it does when I do it.Next, the cookies need outlining and filling with a royal blue icing. (I can’t wait to see the colors these kids’ mouths will turn!)
Note: Sorry for the inconsistencies of the photos in this post. My old computer died, so I still need to get all of my old programs back.