Last week I posted about making Sugar Cookies, and using Sprinkles to put on the top of it.
If you would like to fancy it up a bit, you can use Stencils!
Here is the post on how to make Sugar Cookies
After you make the cookies it is time to flood the cookies. Here is an amazing tutorial on how to do that!
This is the recipe that was used in the Cookie Class:
Cookie Crazie Glaze Icing Sugar
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar or 1 lb.
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 tsp clear vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/8 tsp butter flavouring
approx 1/4 cup water
few drops Americolour Bright White Gel
Mix all ingredients together on lowest mixer setting. mix well for at least one minute.
This recipe covers approximately 20-25 medium cookies.
With no perishable ingredients it can be kept for a week or two at room temperature. You’ll have to work with its consistency if it sits for a time. The flavorings are upir preference. You can mix it up any way you like it’s important to use CLEAR vanilla extract to avoid influencing inching color. (remove almond for those with nut allergies.)
I highly recommend adding Americolour Bright White Gel since it makes such a difference not only in white icing color, but in all the other colors. Be sure to keep your mixer set on low setting to prevent excessive bubbles. You’ll need to cover the icing (I use plastic wrap) to prevent crusting and thickening.
I use to adjust the icing to a good consistency right away, but I’ve learned to wait and work with each smaller bowl of color, since some colors need more gel than others. This way you ensure the right consistency for each bag of icing. To add water you only use drops, a little water makes a big difference, don’t go crazy with the water:)
Now to the fun part, Stenciling!
Here is what I used:
Get your cookie, and an stencil, this stencil was found here.
Grab your icing and a piece of paper or cardboard that is strong and sturdy. Put your paper in the icing. Hold down the stencil with one hand and the other hand swipes the icing over the stencil. You have one try to get it right. Good luck, it gets intense!
Life up the stencil, and see your creation. It gets a little addicting…
To make the snowflake cookies that you see on the left. All you need is a flooded cooking, some tips, use your smallest tip, icing, and then you make a criss cross pattern.
I was so grateful to be a part of this cookie class. It is so much fun to learn new things!
Tales of the Shop:
Growing up my mom made a lot of cookies. But only one day of the week and that is on Sundays. For one reason only, it was oven day. My mom has a rule that you can turn on the oven if you have at least three other things to cook. So on Sunday we usually had a turkey, rolls, cinnamon rolls, and cookies or some other dessert. I still have the mentality that in order for you to turn on the oven you need to cook a million things, which is why when I have an oven day, my kitchen looks like this! But at least there are a million items to eat right? It just takes hours to clean up! I really should rethink my strategy…