Tuesday, May 16, 2017

StageCoach Royal Icing Cookies

My husband goes to CA every year to work security at Coachella and Stagecoach. Yesterday I told you about him being in charge of all deployments and running 2nd man in charge for event security. He's crew of 1,400 people ... yup free order so he only received 35 to pass out to the top people LOL. Here was the Coachella Hot Air Balloon's and today is the Stagecoach Boots.

If you're in need or cookies for a party or just to eat, shoot me a msg at SweetPea Cookie Therapy. Thank you! I can now say I've mailed to TN, MA, CA, WI and Alaska!


What you Need:
Cowboy Boot Cookie Cutter
Royal Icing - Brown, Black and white (uncolored) (see recipe below) 
AmeriColor Black and Brown Food Gel
Pipping Bags
Black Edible Pen


I piped each cookie first with the toe, heal and the detail of the side of the boot. I waited for that to dry and added the brown of the boot on after. I also added a little start of the top of the boot. When completely dry I took a food marker and wrote Stage Coach. I individually wrapped them and sent them to CA to my husband. I have found that Alaska and California take 3 days instead of the 2 days that USPS priority mail usually takes. But with good bubble wrap and packing peanuts they got there with out any breaking!


Both Orders done:

  
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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.

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