Dad Tool Cookies
SIZE: Other (cookies)
SKILL LEVEL: Moderate/Difficult
- Make your favorite cut-out cookie recipe and use a rectangle cookie cutter.
- These cookies are iced using flood consistency royal icing. To make icing for this method, mix a batch of royal icing and set aside 1/3 of the regular recipe. Take the remaining 2/3 and thin it down with warm water. To test for correct consistency, drop thinned royal icing from your spatula into the royal icing in the bowl. If the drop disappears by the count of 15, the royal icing has reached correct consistency.
- Use Premium Gel Colors in Brown and Black to make light brown, dark brown and light gray and black.
- Use a #3 Piping Tip to pipe a border, then fill in the border with the light brown flood consistency royal icing. After the surface is piped on, use a toothpick to evenly distribute the icing.
- Right away use the dark brown icing and a #3 Piping Tip to pipe wood grain rings in the light icing. Before the icing starts to set, take a toothpick and run it back and forth through the dark rings to make the pattern look more realistic. Let icing dry 8-12 hours.
- Take the gray icing with a #2 Piping Tip to draw the metal chains by making “O” shapes touching end to end. Then connect the “O” shapes with a line that starts in the center of one and ends in the middle of the next one. Pipe dots on the corners to look like bolts and nails on the wood grain.
- Free hand on the cookie or etch in the frosting with an X-acto® knife the letters for dad and ice them one the cookie using a toothpick to distribute the icing.
- Place Tool Assortment Dec-Ons® decorations on the cookies and once the icing is dry, paint the chains, bolts and screws with a brush using Lucks Shimmer Airbrush color in Silver.
Decorating idea by Bonnie Lee