Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Creative Cookie Decorating

If you are running short on time and need to throw together a quick dessert that's still a bit personal to a specific theme, then this sugar cookie decorating tip is a must read for you!  One Sweet Party posted this idea back in December as a way to decorate cookies for the holidays, but it would work great for ANY event you're planning... and that's why I loved it so much and just had to share!

What you'll need:

- Prepared sugar cookies (made from scratch or from cookie tubes)
- Rubber stamp that coordinates with the theme you're preparing the cookies for {example: cross for a Baptism, birthday present for a birthday party, "it's a boy/girl" for a baby shower, fun font for monogram, etc.}
- Food coloring in color(s) of choice {either in gel form or liquid}

Directions from One Sweet Party:

- Bake sugar cookies according to recipe/package

- Allow cookies to cool completely {at least 20-30 minutes}

- Wash stamp with soap and water - allow to dry completely.

- Add food coloring to stamp

  • If you are using gel, apply right to stamp, as shown below.  If you are using liquid food coloring, apply coloring to a piece of felt and simply ink stamp on felt {such a creative idea!}

- Stamp cookie, making sure to apply pressure evenly

- Allow cookies to dry

This idea is perfect for an easy and inexpensive personalized favor for any event, just wrap in a clear cellophane bag, add a cute tag and ribbon and voila - you've got an adorable favor to hand out to your party guests!  Be sure to check out One Sweet Party's site for more fun ideas!