I have definitely flat-dipped my cut out cookies before. It is so much faster that way if you are using only one icing color. I've never thought of piping over top of the dried icing, but this looks great! I'm sure it would work...I'll have to give it a try.
No..it's not dipped flat. It is filled with royal icing and left to dry a little. then you go back over it with the outline.
what is flat dipped and how do you do it?
Okay if it is filled with Royal icing how do you keep it from going over the edges??
I was wondering about cookies on a stick. Can they be baked with the stick in them and when they are cooled dipped in almond bark (colored) or candy melts? I wanted to do this to reenforce the sticks. Then decorate on top of that after they are dry. I am thinking about tulips, bunnies,etc. for spring bouqets.
The way I do it is to set the top of my cut out cookie (flat) into the icing I prepared, then carefully grab the cookie from the sides, wiggle it back and forth just a bit to make sure the icing contacts everywhere it should and then lift it up and out of the icing. There may be a little excess icing on the cookie, which I take care of by taking a knife or icing blade and smothing off the excess while still holding the cookie upside down. Then, when I flip it over, it's all covered. As it dries, icing will settle out and even out in spots where it may not be perfect. Obviously, this method requires an icing that is a little runnier. I have a different recipe altogether that I use...maybe I should post it.
The way the first cookie is done is called flooding. You use a stiffer royal and let it set up a bit then you use a thinner icing to "flood" in the area. Then let it set up and decorate with royal on top.
I dipped flat some cookies this weekend and then did the detail work after that dried. You can look at my photos, the ones of the baby onesie are the ones I did this weekend.
Yes...Rhonda Please post the recipe!!!!
That is the idea I am looking for!!
Okay - I posted the recipe under Frostings...it's called Rhonda's Cookie Icing.
Thanks Rhonda...Your the Best!!!!
Ok my question is ..Does the icing cover the back of the cookie too. I have baby shower cookies to do and this seems like this would be so much easier. I am still new and have only did cookies twice. Would I just like dunk the cookies in the icing and then what would I pull them out with? TIA~Melissa
No, you don't submerge the entire cookie. You lay the top of the cookie face-down on the icing (it shouldn't really sink, but I kind of hold the cookie by its sides - just w/ my fingers) then give the cookie a gentle back-and-forth along the top of the icing to make sure all the surfaces on the top of the cookie make contact with the icing. Does that make sense? So when you are finished, it would look like the cookie above (yellow background icing), minus all the piping done on top.
I hope this helps!
I use a small offset spatula and flat coat the cookie with Antonia's recipe. The consistency is quite soft but it does not run off the cookie. Let it harden for at leat 30 mn and then you can pipe over that if you want. It's how I did my pumpkin cookies at Halloween. Very fast and easy!
Does the icing dry hard? enough to bag?
Does the icing dry hard? enough to bag?
I made cookies the other day and flooded the cookie with a petit four icing and did detailing with the royal icing. My kids wouldn't eat the cookies. They said the decorations were like "rocks" as my four-year-old said.
Try the recipe on this site named alice's. It is very good and does NOT get rock hard. It takes a little longer to dry, but very good.
You can also thin out your icing just a little bit and pipe it in lines to pretty much fill in the space you want to have iced. Keep it about 1/4 to 1/8 inch from the edges. Then just grab the edges of the cookie and shake it back and forth in all directions, keeping the top of the cookie always pointed upward. The icing will fill in all the uncovered spots (if the texture was right) and look like you outlined and flooded but with no line visible around the outside.