February 24th, 2008, 07:25 PM #1
I Need Cookie Help!!!
My best friend's baby shower is next Sunday, and I will be making either sugar or shortbread cookies and icing them. Her nursery theme is "Busy Bee", so I need to make some kind of cookie that can be rolled out and cut with a cookie cutter (in the shape of a bee).
Do any of you have kickass cookie recipes, for cookie-cutter cookies that can be iced?
And also, is there an icing recipe out there that will harden for decorative purposes and not turn soft?
Last edited by Sticky; February 24th, 2008 at 07:37 PM.
February 24th, 2008, 08:41 PM #2
If you have cooling grates, this is a good one for covering the entire cookie
Wilton: Recipe Box: Large Batch Quick-Pour Cookie Icing Recipe
then, you can use colored royal icing for piping the designs and details.
Wilton: Recipe Box: Royal Icing
I know youre crafty, but I have a million tips and icing colors that are sitting and waiting for me to do something with. Before you buy anything, hit me up to see if I have it first.
Last edited by Unruely35; February 24th, 2008 at 08:44 PM.
February 24th, 2008, 09:55 PM #3
Yellow food coloring in the cookie batter+black frosting for bee stripes=more time to sleep in before the shower on Sunday. Just a thought.
Cold dough is easier to roll out for me, so if it were my project I'd make the dough Fri. night and fridge overnight in fist-sized balls (one fist=one sheet o' cookies) .
edit* fyi: that smiley came up all by itself... wtf?
February 24th, 2008, 10:29 PM #4
When you type the word "idea" with a colon after it, it automatically inserts the smiley.
Thanks for the suggestions, you guys. I was hoping for an alternative to Royal Icing, though. I'm familiar with it, because it's the same stuff I use as mortar to hold together gingerbread houses. It's hard and crunchy, and not the best-tasting. But, I guess if I have to use it for the result I'm looking for, then I will.
Ruely: I already have every bottle of food coloring imaginable. But thanks for the offer! Wanna get together and bake cookies?
February 24th, 2008, 11:29 PM #5
you could use a buttercream, but leave them out overnight/several hours so the buttercream gets a nice crust....
or you could try the color flow icing...
Wilton: Recipe Box: Wilton Color Flow Icing Recipe
when ya talkin about going on this cookie fiesta??
February 25th, 2008, 12:00 AM #6
Ya ever use applesauce instead of oil. way less fat and taste the same.
Call me, I got some frosting for ya
February 25th, 2008, 01:06 AM #7
i got an awesome sugar cookie recipe if ya want it.. pm me.
I also make frosting out of powder sugar and milk... (add butter if you want a butter flavor). Make it a little bit on the thicker side, but thin enough to spread! Cheap and easy.. It goes a long way!
February 25th, 2008, 08:36 AM #8
powdered sugar + Milk + butter = buttercream frosting.
Post your recipe here!!! This forum is totally about sharing... and sharing *IS* caring!!!
February 26th, 2008, 06:56 PM #9
Well, as it turns out, the baby shower is kind of on hold at the moment, because the mother-to-be is in the hospital. We don't know if she's going to have to have an emergency cesarean or what.
But, if I do make the cookies, it will have to be Friday afternoon or Saturday sometime.
February 26th, 2008, 07:09 PM #10
oh no! thawts and prairs!
call me if you still want help. Im free during the day Friday and Saturday.