Monday, March 6, 2017

Super Hero Cookies Made (Royal Icing)

A friend in my dance class asked me to make some super hero cookies. Lesson learned always ask if it's a girl or a boy ... don't assume. I of course came back the next day with ideas for all boy super hero's. I went back home and found girl themes and we were ready to go! I grew up on the old school Batman (Adam West) were the word bubbles would appear in the fight scene's. I thought it would be fun to do that in cookies. I Googled Super Hero Words and these cookies were born!


I didn't want to buy a bubble cookie cutter, so I looked in my bin (ok 2 bins of cookie cutters). I had a sun I used last summer, I squished it down a bit and bam!

What you Need:
1 word bubble Cookie Cutter (or make do with what you have)
Royal Icing - Pink and Red
Pipping Bag


I used the dipping method with my royal icing. I started to do the dipping method about 6 months ago to speed up my decorating time. You can pipe each cookie which is a little cleaner but I find the dipping method to be the best. You get your royal icing to the outline consistency and put into a pie dish (I find this is not too deep). AFTER the cookies dry you add the details. I piped the different words onto the cookies.

Cookies Packed up and ready for delivery!

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INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
DIRECTIONS:
1.In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3.Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Julie Usher, she has a GREAT YouTube video on how to make, color and make consistency adjustments

Royal Icing what you need:
2 lbs Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
5 Large Egg Whites (or equivalent) 
Flavor to Taste
Gel Icing Color

Mix powder sugar and cream of tartar in your mixer, just to make sure it is incorporated in. Slowly add egg whites, then whip start of slow then go to very high speed. She says around 2 minutes, my friend had an older mixer so it took almost 10 minutes. You want stiff peaks that hold on and won't fall off the spoon. Add in your flavor, I would suggest you use a clear flavoring.  This would be the glue texture great for ginger bread houses etc.

Take 1 cup of royal icing in a smaller bowl then add your coloring, lightly mix so you don't get air into the the icing. I'm like her and like the gel coloring. 

For Top Coating - Add 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 tsp Water (This is if you don't want to outline and flood)
For Outlining - Add 1/2 to 3/4 tsp Water
For Flooding  - Add 2 to 3 tsp Water

WATCH her video on How to Top-Coat, Outline, and Flood Cookies. YES it is around 7 minutes BUT if you have never done this technique it's a MUST she explains it perfectly.

2 comments:

  1. They came out so cute and I love how they look in the box.

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  2. Those are just adorable.. my husband would want those himself ;)

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