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Easter Cookies with Royal Icing

I’ve been holding out on you guys!

I found a cookie baking blog that is to DIE for!

Bridget of Bake at 350

not only decorates the most awesome cookies, but she also shares some wonderful tips, how to’s and takes incredible pictures!!

Her recent post on Easter “egg” cut out cookies inspired me to give the Royal Icing a try

First I shopped for a few supplies.

squeeze bottles – check
(I got mine at Walmart)Rubbermaid containers for icing – check
(I really like these and need to get more)A new big Egg cookie cutter – check
(I found this at Walmart also)

Coupler and tips check
(I already had these)

Disposable decorator bags – check
(I had vinyl, the disposable were wonderful to work with)

Meringue powder – check
(bought at Michaels with 40% off coupon)

Food Coloring – check
(I bought Wilton’s concentrated gels sold at WalMart & Michaels)

I followed all of Bridget’s “basics” tips on her blog .

(click to see larger)

I contacted Bridget for some help, and she was GREAT and encouraging!!
After all………
Look how good they turned out!

decorated Easter Cookies at TidyMom.net

I knew they wouldn’t turn out perfect……….
but not bad for the first time huh?

If you want, here’s my sister-in-laws cookie recipe I used:

Butter Cookies

Yield: Approx 15-18 large cookies or 30 smaller cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups flour sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • cream: 1 Cup butter
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1-1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. cream butter and sugar
  2. add egg, milk and vanilla.
  3. add baking powder, salt
  4. add flour one cup at a time, stopping to combine each cup
  5. form into 2 balls, chill at least 1 hour (If I leave it overnight, I take it out of the fridge a good hour or so before rolling
  6. break into 3 pieces and roll out and cut
  7. Bake at 400 for 5-8 mins (the large cookies I do for 9 mins)
http://tidymom.net/2009/easter-cookies-with-royal-icing/

 

 

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

28 comments

  1. They look AWESOME!!! I can’t believe that was your first time making cookies! I love all of your bright colors…and the pictures! Aren’t disposable bags great?

    Happy Easter! ?

  2. They look AWESOME!!! I can’t believe that was your first time making cookies! I love all of your bright colors…and the pictures! Aren’t disposable bags great?

    Happy Easter! ?

  3. Wow you did a wonderful job! They are so pretty! Love all those colors:-) Have a great Easter weekend Cheryl!
    Janae

  4. Wow you did a wonderful job! They are so pretty! Love all those colors:-) Have a great Easter weekend Cheryl!
    Janae

  5. wowza..great job!

  6. wowza..great job!

  7. Thanks you guys – and Bridget, you give GREAT directions THAT’s why they turned out so good! LOL

    ~TidyMom

  8. Thanks you guys – and Bridget, you give GREAT directions THAT’s why they turned out so good! LOL

    ~TidyMom

  9. Great job! Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

    ~Kim

  10. Great job! Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

    ~Kim

  11. They sound delicious!

    Thank you very much for visiting and your kind words. I really appreciate it.

    Have a wonderful Easter weekend.
    ~Melissa 🙂

  12. They sound delicious!

    Thank you very much for visiting and your kind words. I really appreciate it.

    Have a wonderful Easter weekend.
    ~Melissa 🙂

  13. Those seriously turned out awesome. Great job, they are beautiful.

  14. Those seriously turned out awesome. Great job, they are beautiful.

  15. Those are AWESOME looking cookies!!!!

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  16. Those are AWESOME looking cookies!!!!

    Check my blog out at http://www.pbandsmellysdad.com/

  17. Wow they are beautiful!

  18. Wow they are beautiful!

  19. great job they look awesome and yummy

  20. great job they look awesome and yummy

  21. These are awesome! It's so fun to look back and see what we did last year! How great that you have known Bridget a whole year already!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at the Spring Hop!
    -Liz

  22. These are awesome! It's so fun to look back and see what we did last year! How great that you have known Bridget a whole year already!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at the Spring Hop!
    -Liz

  23. Oh Cheryl!!! I can't believe how your royal icing cookies turned out for your FIRST TIME! AMAZING! I gave them a try a few weeks ago,…and mine did NOT turn out like that. You've got the touch! 😉 -Shelley {HowDoesShe}

  24. Oh Cheryl!!! I can't believe how your royal icing cookies turned out for your FIRST TIME! AMAZING! I gave them a try a few weeks ago,…and mine did NOT turn out like that. You've got the touch! 😉 -Shelley {HowDoesShe}

  25. Those are the prettiest Easter egg cookies I have ever seen!

  26. Those are the prettiest Easter egg cookies I have ever seen!

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