Friday, April 19, 2013
Pretzels! Peanuts! Cookies!
What You Need:
Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough
or Chocolate Sugar Cookie Dough
Cookie Cutters (Peanut & Pretzel or Heart & Dog Bone)*
Food Coloring (Brown, Black, Yellow)
Piping Bags and Tips #1, #2
* I did not have Pretzel or Peanut cookie cutters. So, I used a dog bone for the peanuts, and a combination of a heart, round cutter and bee cutter for the pretzel. (I think you could make just a heart and a knife work for them, if you wanted to be less OCD than me.)
How To Make Pretzel Cookies:
Use the heart cutter to cut out the main shape of the pretzel.
It didn't really occur to me until I sat down and looked at it that I had no idea how to make the outline. I found a great example at Cristin's Cookies. (Mine aren't nearly as perfect as hers.)
I should have taken a photo of all of the ones that I scraped the outline off three and four times before I actually made one that looked decent. But at the time, I just wanted to show you the good ones.
Add the "salt" with tip #2 and white icing dots. I thought it was kind of funny that the "salt" kept falling off when they were dry-- just like real pretzels.
(Yes, I am easily amused.)
How To Make the Peanut Cookies:
I added the lines and designs with a tip #1. I made 3 or 4 long, straight lines, and added some squiggly lines horizontally. (This took a little longer than I wanted, also, but they ended up looking good.)
Click the Links Below to See:
Vanilla Sugar Cookie Recipe
Chocolate Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe
Other Cookies and Cookie Ideas
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