Originally Posted by charleydog
And what types of cookies do you use this icing on? Any rool out type cookies?
And what exactly does the paddle mean? the one with 4 little do hickeys on the thinga ma bob? LOL
Sorry to but into this post.... I was actually just searching for a cookie recipe to use for this type of icing.. I am so not the molly homemaker type but I am bored..so I need to do something..hee hee
Well first of all the technical part of your question, the paddle is the flat funny looking almost peace sign thingy that comes with a Kitchen Aid, not the wirey thingy that you can't lick out properly, the other thingyish that isn't the Captain Hookish thingy.
Well, you can use it on any form of roll out cookie, like a sugar cookie or gingerbread, you can pipe the eyes and such with it. Or thin it down and use like a royal icing, that is what our Princess uses.
You can just use a spatula and smooth it on any kind of cookie you would like an icing on. Good on shortbreads or even on a rather plain white cookie.
Does that help? I use it on Cookies on a Stick
Cookies on a Stick
This recipe can be used for rolled out gingerbread men and such or for cookies on popsicle or craft type of sticks. They sell out at bake sales.
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/3 cup water
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
Glaze, decorations, royal icing or buttercream icing - for glaze you warm up corn sryup and brush tops of cookies. The glaze stays sticky for about 1/2 hour to allow for corrections in decorating - like moving eyes over etc.
Cream softened butter, then add sugar. Add molasses and water and mix well.
Mix in remaining ingredients.
For cookies on a stick, use 1/3 cup of cookie dough and shape it into a ball. Insert your popsicle stick in the middle of this ball, lie it on its side and press down with a glass until about 1/4 inch thick.
For roll-out cookies, roll out to about 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured board or counter top - dusting your rolling pin lightly with flour also. Cut circles or gingerbreadmen out with lightly floured cookie cutter. Make a hole about 1/2 inch from the top edge - using a drinking straw. This hole will later allow you to tie ribbon through it.
Bake about 8-10 minutes , 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets at 350F. Thicker cookies may take a bit longer. Let cool for 5 minutes or so and remove to rack to cool. When removing cookies on a stick, slide your spatula under the stick and the cookie to ensure you don't break the sitck off while the cookie is not completely set. Makes about 2 dozen men and circles. I usually double the recipe. I glaze for gingerbread men and don't glaze for cookies on a stick. Glazed cookies can be also iced with royal icing.
Edited to Add: The cookie on a stick are big honking cookies, you might want to go with 1/4 cup cookie dough instead because they are huge and thick.