|Apple Sugar Cookies|
|Cutting the cookies out|
|The cookies are ready to be baked|
I used my royal icing frosting recipes here for both outlining and flooding the cookies. In the link you will also find the instructions on how to outline and flood the cookies.
|Tinting the piping royal icing with black|
I outlined the apples, my piping frosting ended up on the tougher side, so piping was not easy and left me with a sore right hand and not perfect outlines. You can outline with any color you prefer, I decided to go with black because I was on a time crush and did not have time to make red, brown and green piping royal icings.
|Started the outline with the stem of the apple|
|The cookies are outlined|
The flooding icing was perfect. It worked like magic. I started with the red body, then the brown stem and last flooded the green stems.
|The red flooding icing is ready|
|I like to place the flooding icing as such|
|Then spread it with the mighty toothpick|
|First flooding step is done|
|Repeat the step on another cookie|
|Next step, flood the stems with the brown flooding royal icing|
|Stems are looking good|
|Last flooding with green royal icing|
I left the cookies to dry for couple of hours. I had to use every ruse in the book to convince Alya not to touch the cookies. I caught her couple of time trying to touch the wet cookies with her fingers. I had to bribe her with an undecorated cookie with milk.
|The decorated cookies are drying|
While the cookies were drying, I found these free thank you tag printable that I printed out on off white cardboard paper. I used my circle puncher to punch the tags out. I also designed a square tag with my name on it with the blog information for recipe. I used a school font from my Mac.
I placed the dry cookies in transparent treat bags with silver twists and added the punched out tags. I think they turned out very nice, and delicious I might add.
Happy Teachers' Day!
Happy Teachers' Day!
The Sugar Cookie recipe and baking instructions here
The Royal Icing Recipes and decorating instructions here