Yesterday was one of my days off work. I was relaxing on the couch after finishing my housework and I decided to read my Wilton’s 2011 catalog that my cake decorating instructor at the Little Bitts Shop had given me on Tuesday night during class.
Such a cool catalog. I felt like a little kid looking at the Toys R Us catalog! I really wanted to practice the “flooding” technique w/royal icing, I so flipped through the catalog to the recipe section. I found a “Roll-Out Cookies” recipe and decided to give them a try.
I gathered all the ingredients and began my all day adventure in baking/decorating.
Although the dough seemed a little crumbly, it still worked well. This recipe read NOT to refrigerate as I would normally do when making sugar cookies. It is very similar to the sugar cookie recipe but I followed the instructions as directed.
The next step was to divide the dough into two equal halves and roll out each dough ball on a floured surface! LOVE my baking mat!
As you can see in the ingredients picture, I selected my metal leaf cookie cutter but the rest of the cookie cutters were plastic shapes of a football helmet, football, a large circle, a small circle and a flower shape. I had a small star but I forgot to use it.
I decided to cut out the leaves first. I wanted to practice the “wet on wet” (This is a rated G blog! LOL) technique with the royal icing. I imaged a colorful brown yellow and red leaf.
I had seen cookies made using two shapes stacked on top of each other to create a more complex shaped cookie so I cut out small circles to make as centers for my flowers. I cut out a helmet and a football to place on top of larger cookie circles. I was having fun! Obviously, I am easily amused! Ha!
I set my convection oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, and baked the first batch for 4 minutes! PUUUUUURFECT!
So, after I baked and cooled the cookies, I decorated them. Using royal icing and Americolor food coloring, I created fall leaves, smiling flowers and football cookies!
I was so happy with the results, I am going to make more this weekend! I loved the leaves! And btw, the cookies tasted YUMMY!!
If you are interested in a “How to” blog describing the “flooding” and “wet on wet” royal icing cookie decorating technique, leave a comment to let me know!
Bailey’s Baker Girl