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Puckering Lemons Cookies {A Tutorial}

24 Aug

Sometimes you want to just play around and create a cookie that serves no real “eventful” purpose other than to well, just be kind of awesome. I got a new lemon cookie cutter from Karen’s Cookies and wanted to play around with it and do something really adorbs. Here’s what came out…

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Aren’t those the funnest little stinkin’ things? I had so much fun making these little guys, so here’s how:

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Bake the lemon shaped cookie and then edge the border with 10 second icing in yellow. I use Electric Yellow by Americolor with just a hint of Electric Green. I also used a #3 Wilton tip.

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Immediately flood the interior of the cookie with the same color and the same 10 second icing. I’m still using the #3 tip here. The photo above shows you what it looks like immediately following the flooding. ¬†Notice how you can still see all of my lines from the icing as well as the gaps between the flooded center and the border.

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Then you’ll want to give the cookie a little “shake” or “jostle” across your work surface to get the icing to smooth over. Then wait. And wait. And wait some more. Okay, maybe not that long, but you’ll want to let the yellow set pretty well so that your black face doesn’t bleed onto it. I let mine rest about 4-5 hours, and then I piped the yellow border. You could have let the cookie set before flooding to get a border, but I wanted mine to have an extra layered “3-D effect” so I waited and added it on later.

Of course I forgot to take a picture of the process of drawing on the faces, but I used Americolor black, and made it about a 15 second consistency. Draw on your eyes first, then eyebrows, then mouth. Then go back in and put your yellow dots for the lemon texture in the corners. I just made these random. Remember, odd numbers are more appealing to the eye.

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Voila! Fun little Puckering Lemon Cookies.

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If you want to get this lemon cookie cutter, you can buy it from Karen’s Cookies here.

Happy Baking!

Summertime Beach Balls

12 May

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Beach Ball Cookies are fun and just in time for summer. It’s supposed to finally be warm and sunny here in the coming weeks and so these are just what the doctor ordered.

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These could be great in so many different colors!

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I hope to have a post soon with a tutorial. Enjoy your summer!