March 23, 2015

Easy Easter Egg Decorated Cookies


I have been having a lot of fun lately with my edible markers. So I thought I would show you how I created these easy Easter egg cookies.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • Cookies that have been flooded and completely dry
  • Edible Markers of any kind
  • paint brush (used with food only)
  • small bowl of water
  • Modeling Chocolate or fondant accents (optional)

How to Make Easy Easter Egg Decorated Cookies


Start with a cookie that has been flooded and completely dry.




Using an edible marker, draw a line wherever you wish to add color.




Dip your paint brush in water and wipe off excess on a paper towel. Begin blending the line with a slightly wet paint brush.

Continue this process for as many different colors as you would like your egg.








You can overlap your colors while blending. I really like the effect it creates.




Now you can totally stop here. But I decided to add a few more details. 

Using a black edible marker you can create stitches.






Add some buttons using fondant or modeling chocolate. I used this mold from Wilton.




You can use either corn syrup or royal icing to attach the buttons to the cookies.



Stiff royal icing can be used to add the "strings" on the buttons.








That's all there is to it. Fun right!?

Watch my youtube video for another version of this cookie. Speckled cookies anyone?



                            























March 03, 2015

St. Patricks Day Fortune Cookies



 I had no idea how easy it was to make fortune cookies. Then I saw Karen from Karen's Cookies tutorial. You should go take a peak at her picture tutorial now to see how easy it is.

Not only are these super easy to make, they are better than any fortune cookie I have ever eaten.

I did not want to change the recipe entirely. It is perfect just the way it is. But I did want to add my own flavoring combination. Since I love all things lemon, I decided to add just a hint of lemon flavoring to the recipe.

To make these cookies you may want to use a fortune cookie template. I have added the template that I use to my etsy shop for you to purchase. These templates will help you to create the perfect size. They are made with food safe 7 mil clear plastic which can be washed and reused. To purchase your own template, you can click on the "Fortune Cookie Template" picture in the right side bar. This will take you directly to my etsy shop.

Fortune Cookies

(slightly adapted from Karen's Cookies)


1 egg white
tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. lemon juice
3 TBSP sugar
pinch of salt
¼ cup flour





Whisk egg white, vanilla and lemon juice in a small bowl until foamy.
With a spoon; mix sugar, salt and flour until smooth.
Place 1 tsp in the center of a template and smooth with an offset spatula.
Remove template and repeat for a total of 3 to 4 cookies per batch.
Bake at 400º for 4-5 minutes or until edges are slightly brown.
When done, work quickly to fold into a fortune cookie. If the cookie becomes too hard before folding, place back into the oven for 20-30 seconds and try again.

Not only do these fortune cookies taste great, you can also change the color of your dough for any occasion.
Since St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, I thought I would show you how I made green fortune cookies with a surprise fortune.

St. Patrick's Day Fortune Cookies



Begin by getting your fortunes cut and ready to place inside your cookies. I made my strips at 1/2" wide and 3" long. Since I wanted to do these for St. Patrick's Day, I created fortunes for the occasion.



Color your cookie batter using a toothpick. Here I used Forest Green by Americolor.



I decided the color was not green enough for me by using a toothpick, so I just squeezed one drop of my color into the batter.



Perfect color green!



Spray a paper towel with cooking spray:



Using your paper towel sprayed with cooking spray, wipe it onto your baking sheet (here I use a silpat mat):



Place your fortune cookie template onto your baking mat.



Spoon only 1 tsp into the center of the template.



It will look like this:



Using an offset spatula, spread the batter evenly around inside the template, going all the way to the inside edges.





Remove the template and repeat up to 2 - 3 times. 





I found that working with 3 fortune cookies at a time was very manageable. Working quickly is the key to folding the cookies with success. Make sure you visit Karen's Cookies on how to fold your fortune cookies.

**Rinse and pat dry your template between each batch (3-4 cookies).



Once your cookies have cooled (5 minutes), you can dip them into chocolate and sprinkle with sanding sugar.



I found these to be so much fun and easy to make. I bet you have all the ingredients in your kitchen to make a batch today.

Don't forget that you can purchase a template for the perfect sized fortune cookies in my etsy shop!



Most importantly, have fun!!














February 25, 2015

Using Edible Markers on a Cookie

 I am sure by now, you are all aware of my love for stamping on cookies.  When Krista from Cookies with Character announced that her designs would be available through Whimsy Stamps, I could not wait to get my hands on one. Okay, so maybe I didn't get just one.

I want to show you how easy it is to create a beautiful cookie using a stamp and edible markers!

First you will need your image stamped onto your cookie. You can either check out my Stamping on a Cookie post or you can watch my YouTube video on Stamping on a Cookie.





Using Edible Markers on a Cookie


You will need a small bowl of water and whatever edible markers you have on hand. I just so happen to have an unhealthy amount of edible markers. For this project I chose FooDoodlers.

 Begin by making a few lines with your marker. Just a few, you really do not need to color with them.




Dip your paintbrush into water and wipe off as much water as you can on a paper towel. You just want your brush damp. With your damp brush, start blending your lines. It's really as easy as that. The water on the brush activates the marker, which makes it very easy to paint.



If you find that you have added to much water to your canvas cookie, use a dry brush to dab off the excess.



The more water you add helps to lighten the colors. Think of the water as an eraser. It really can be used to erase any mistakes.

If you are really good at blending, then this would be a perfect way to create dimension. I am still trying to get the hang of the whole blending and dimension thing.

On the bride, I added just a dot of pink for her cheek.........



then blended.



Here is a video if you would like to watch the process.


I hope you give this technique a try. I know you will love it!

Please check out all the stamps that are in Krista's Collection. If you're like me, you will have to have one of each.