Desperate for something I can contribute to a last minute wedding for my brother - cookies seems like the perfect answer because I can make them and take them with me on the plane next weekend.
BUT - I have NO idea what I'm doing!!!!!!! I'll pick up a wedding cake cookie cutter, but then what? I'm really pressed for time - what's a great, quick, foolproof cookie recipe? Or should I use a prepared dough?
Then on to decorating... Royal icing? How do you keep the decoration "inside the lines?" Do you outline then fill in? What consistency? How far in advance can I make them? Will they freeze well? The good news is there will only be about 20 people in attendance. Any and all advice is GREATLY appreciated!!
TOTAL Newbie in the cookie department...............
Hi! I have used the Wilton's rolled out cookie dough recipe and it works good. I think an easy way for you to decorated them would be to get some Wilton ice-a-cookie. It dries hard and they would travel easily. The directions are on the package. You can buy it from Michael's or Hobby Lobby. Good luck!
You could also do thin color flow icing...and maybe monogram them?
I wonder if you could PM Antonia74 (I think that's the username) she makes absolutely beautiful cookies and she has offered tips when asked.
Yes, she does make some BEAUTIFUL cookies
Thanks all - I'm online checking for Ice-A-Cookie now, and have PM'd Antonia74. Sure appreciate this resource!
Thanks guys! I'll help any way I can. There is a step-by-step decorated cookie photo tutorial at www.kitchengifts.com which I recommend. It is really easy to follow and there are fool-proof recipes there too.
Just let them dry solid before you attempt to package them, or you'll ruin your work. If you want to get a head start, make the cookies in Gingerbread and you can ice them NOW.) Gingerbread generally has less butter content than a sugar cookie...so it won't go rancid as fast. They will literally be good for a month wrapped.
Whatever you do, don't keep them in the fridge or freezer...the icing doesn't like it! A nice cool room out of direct sunlight is perfect.