Stenciling your Sugar Cookies

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!

DSC_0342

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.

Notes:

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:)

Reference: www.cookiecrazie.com

Now to the fun part, Stenciling!

Here is what I used:

DSC_0401Get your cookie, and an stencil, this stencil was found here.

DSC_0392

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!

DSC_0393 DSC_0395

Life up the stencil, and see your creation. It gets a little addicting…

DSC_0400 DSC_0397

And it is hard to stop!
DSC_0358

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.

DSC_0424 DSC_0342

I was so grateful to be a part of this cookie class. It is so much fun to learn new things!

DSC_0362

 

 

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…

DSC_0395

DSC_0406

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s