Need more valentine ideas? Here are a couple of pictures I took at a cake club meeting. Note that I did not baked or created these cookie bouquets – Kelle did. The cookies shown below are iced with buttercream!! I was impressed, since we try not to use buttercream on cookies due to its soft consistency. However, these turned out just great. I want to bring to your attention, that buttercream won’t have that shiny finish as color flow (see color flow recipes here). The buttercream recipe is Colette Peter’s.
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Kelle’s mom’s cookie recipe:
1 1/4 c granulated sugar
1 tablespoon of milk
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 c flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Tip: you can add about 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg for 1 batch
I had posted instructions for creating cookies on a stick HERE. It should apply to this recipe. Bake at 400 degrees Farenheits for 8 – 10 mins
Colette Peter’s Buttercream recipe:
- 2 cups butter (unsalted – room temperature)
- 1 cup milk (room temperature)
- 4 pounds of powdered sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
- 3 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Add all ingredients to bowl and mix them until all are incorporated and the icing is smooth.
Place the buttercrem on piping bag and pipe buttercream icing onto cookies (for outline). Pipe more icing to fill the outline.
I had posted color flow / royal icing recipes and “How to Decorate your Cookies” previously HERE. These might be helpful.
Heart Cookie Cutters recommended