Posted on October 18, 2014
Hey Everyone! I hope you’re having a good weekend! I wanted to stop by and share a cute and super simple sugar cookie idea with you today! I feel like this is the best time of year for all kinds of cookie baking… you can package them nicely and give away as little gifts, make them for holiday parties or enjoy them with some hot chocolate on a cold night like this! I have so many cookie cutters; I have many that my mom has given me over the years, some that belonged to my grandma, and some that I’ve added to my collection every holiday season. I have a cute set of woodland animal cookie cutters which is where this squirrel one is from, and I thought they would make for fun fall sugar cookies, especially decorated with chocolate sprinkles to make the squirrel’s fluffy tail! They are super easy to make (you only need one color of royal icing!) and are so delicious too! Here’s how I made them…
SQUIRREL SUGAR COOKIES
YOU WILL NEED
Sugar cookie recipe (like THIS one)
Royal icing recipe (like THIS one)
First, make your sugar cookies, either following your favorite sugar cookie recipe or you can use my favorite sugar cookie recipe which you can find here! Let the cookies cool completely, then prepare your royal icing (recipe here). To make brown royal icing, I added a couple drops of red gel food coloring and about twice as many green drops of green gel food coloring to the royal icing, but you can experiment with the proportions of the food coloring to make it the exact brown color you want! Once you have the right consistency and color of icing, fill a clear piping bag with it and cut off the tip. Then, first decorate the tail; outline and flood the tail with icing, then immediately sprinkle it with chocolate sprinkles. Let sit for a couple seconds, then shake off the excess sprinkles, and using a toothpick, make sure the sprinkles adhere to the icing well and reposition any if you need to. Then, outline and flood the rest of the squirrel’s body with icing and use one sprinkle for its eye. Let the icing dry completely before eating.
For more of my sugar cookies, check these out!
Posted on December 27, 2014
COOKIES & BARS
BAKING WITH YEAST
QUICK BREADS & MUFFINS
BAKING WITH FRUIT
OTHER SWEET TREATS
“A party without cake is just a meeting.” – Julia Child