October 28, 2013

Piping a Scalloped Cookie

Before I get started I have a little PSA.  I got a new lens for my camera!! So I'm trying it out.  If you notice blur, well, it's because I'm still trying to figure out all the settings. Maybe by this time next year I will have achieved this task.

Now, on with my love of scalloped cookies.

I love the look of a scalloped cookie. Whether it is a square, heart or circle. Scallops on a cutter just gives the cookie a look like none other.  But scallops have also given me trouble when it comes to piping.  Piping around those darn things make me want to pull my hair out.

Now this may not be new to some of you, but I feel like I found an easy way without searching the internet for a solution.

Start out with any scallop cookie you may have.

Starting from the center, flood your cookie in a circular pattern moving towards the outer edge.  You know, the edge right before the scallops start.

Once you have it flooded it should look like the picture below. See how close I came to the edges?

Immediately start placing dots on all the scallops. Notice how some of them are already leveling into the icing that was flooded?  Pretty cool!!!

Next I use my turkey lacer (you can use a toothpick or boo boo stick) and push the icing around the edge of the scallop.  In all honesty, if you can pipe close enough to the edge without the icing running over, then add your dots, this step probably would not be necessary. Those dots will fill up the space on the scallop and it will level in nicely with the already flooded icing.

Wa la!! A perfectly iced scallop! And I still have all my hair!!

Now all that is left to do is whatever details you would like to add. 

Whether you have 1 cookie or 200, this makes it so much easier!!

How do you flood your scallop cookies?


  1. That's an awesome tip! Thanks for sharing tami! :)

  2. How do I flood my scalloped cookies? Miserably! This tip is going to save me SO much frustration! Thank you thank you thank you!!

    I'm a beginner and was trying to flood a flower cookie and had to make it into a paw print because the petals were so wonky. It came out really cute but for a paw, not a flower.

    Did I say thank you yet? THANK YOU!!

    1. LOL Nikki! I love the fact that you turned a flower into a paw.

  3. Incredible........such a simple solution that SOOOOO eluded me! Thank you, Tami! Blessings, Donna B.

  4. You have just changed my life! What an awesome tip - and so simple I cannot believe I never thought of it before. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  5. I figured out this technique last fall too. It is profound and makes scallops so much easier.

  6. Could I ask how you get your cookie to keep it's shape so well? Mine tend to spread a little. Your cookies look amazing.

    1. Hi Catherine! I think keeping the cookie shape depends on the recipe. My favorite base recipe I use can be found at Lilaloa. Here is the link: http://www.lilaloa.com/2012/04/vanilla-variation.html
      When you are done getting the recipe you might be interested on how I love to mix up the flavors with that recipe as the base. You can read all about that here: http://www.tamirenascookies.com/2015/02/mixing-up-your-flavors.html
      I have never had any problems with my cookies spreading using that recipe. It's also delicious!!!!!

    2. Thanks so much. I'll give them a try.