Thursday, September 8, 2011
Back-to-School Pencil Cookies
One recipe Vanilla Sugar Cookies
One recipe Royal Icing
Icing colors: yellow, pink, black
Zip-top sandwich bags (or snack-size bags)
Silver Pearl Dust
Clear Vanilla Extract
Plastic Wrap (for icing bag bullets)
Damp Paper Towel (to keep icing from drying out)
Vanilla Sugar Cookies, and after you roll it out and refrigerate it, cut it into a square. I kept my lines straight by lining up the end of the ruler at the corners, to make a 90-degree angle.
I then cut the dough in half horizontally. (Making each pencil about 4 1/2" long.)
Bake them for about 8-10 minutes in a 350-degree oven. They're done when the pencil tips start to brown.
icing bag bullet (click the link to see the wonder of the bullet.). This is what you will make your outlines with. Then thin the other half of each color.
You won't need any white in a flooding consistency.
If you add too much water, you'll need to either add some more of a stiffer consistency icing, or add a little powdered sugar.
Pour this icing into a zip-top sandwich bag. That's what I use to put it on the cookies.
You could even add names or messages on the pencils in black, if you wanted. I was too tired to do this, and I loved them plain.
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More Back-to-School and Teacher Ideas
Cookie Decorating Ideas & Recipes
Vanilla Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe