Tuesday, April 3, 2012
You know by now if it's simple, and has a little style, I love it!
Today I'm sharing my method for frosting Easter cookies to give them this tie-dye look.
Prepare a batch of your favorite sugar cookie recipe.
I'm sentimental when it comes to items from my grandparents,
I love using their everyday items in our home wherever I can.
My flour scoop, bowl, and embroidered towel belonged to my sweet grandma.
This is all about 'the method,' so any favorite frosting recipe will work,
you just want the consistency thin enough to drizzle from a fork.
I like my colors pastel, start with one drop of food coloring per 1/2 cup white frosting.
Adjust accordingly. I ended up using 2 drops to achieve these hues.
Place your cookies close together on a cooling rack.
Dip a fork into the frosting and...DRIZZLE!
Back and forth, circles, horizontal, vertical, the point is: anything works.
If you stop mid-stream to take a photo and get a glob, no worries!
Baking tip: If you like big soft cookies, roll them out to 1/4" thickness and remove from
the oven before the edges get brown. My recipe says to bake 8-10 min., I do 7 minutes.
Continue with the remaining colors, I do all of one color before going on to the next.
Make sure you frost them sufficiently, then sprinkle while wet!
Aren't they cute?
A simple cellophane bag and pretty ribbon makes it a fun delivery
to a friend, neighbor or teacher!
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