I love cookie cutters...especially BAKING themed cookie cutters. I had so much fun designing these shapes and decorating these cookies!! (by the way, if you love this post, I share some bonus baking themed cookie sets below!)
*If you're a member of the Flour Box Club, you'll find these cutters and Live, Love, Bake stencil in your Winter club box!!
Check out the step-by-step video tutorial!
Layering two stencil techniques is a fun way to decorate cookies! Check out the video tutorial for tips on how to do this!
The THREE cookie cutters are exclusive Flour Box designs: Hand Mixer, Stacked Bowls, and Spatula with Icing. They can only be found here - CLICK HERE!
For a single batch of dough, you can make about 20-24 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of your cookies will impact your yield. Before I bake my cookies, I like to sketch them out and come up with a decorating and icing color plan!
Prepping the Royal Icing
For a single batch of dough, I typically use a single batch of icing. Since I'm using a KitchenAid mixer, I made a double batch of icing and split it in half (reserving half for another project).
This cookie set has 6 icing colors using 4 gels. I made a dark and light version of both the Turquoise and Rose Pink.
l don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.
ICING PLAN BY THE OUNCE (THIS IS BASED ON MAKING 5 OF EACH OF THESE 4 COOKIE DESIGNS - 20ISH COOKIES)
White - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Gray - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Dark Turquoise - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Light Turquoise - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Dark Rose Pink - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Light Rose Pink - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.
A few Extra Decorating Tips
Plan ahead to enjoy the most success with your cookie project! I break up the decorating process. It works better with my life to do a little each day. Here is the schedule for this cookie project and estimated times on how long each phase takes.
Mix Dough (30 mins), Chill Dough (2 hours inactive time), Roll and Bake (1 hour), Mix Royal Icing and Prep Icing Colors - it is helpful to make the colors the day before you decorate because the color will deepen overnight (1 hour).
Outline and Flood Cookies (1-2 hours), Allow to dry in front of fan before adding details (1 hour for standard cookies or 5-6 hours for stenciled cookies). Piping details and stenciling (1.5-2 hours)
**ALLOW COOKIES TO FULLY DRY 18-24 HOURS BEFORE PACKING. STORE IN A COOL OVEN OVER NIGHT.**
For tips on packing cookies, CLICK HERE to check out this helpful blog post with links to my favorite packing and shipping materials.
I would be so flattered if you recreated these cookies!
Be sure to tag @theflourboxshop or use hashtag #theflourbox so I can see what you create!
Common Tools in this Tutorial:
- 4 Food Gels: Turqoise, Rose Pink, Black Diamond, and Bright White
- 12 Icing Bags
- 6 Tip #2 (PME or Wilton brand)
- 1 Tip 3 (Wilton) for the leaves and sunflower petals
- 6 Couplers
- Royal Icing Scraper for stenciling
- Rainbow Nonpareils
- Stencil Genie (optional)
- Airbrush System (optional)
- Pink and White Airbrush Color (optional)
- Small Bowl (optional)
- Craft Brush (optional to mix airbrush color)
Coming Soon! My next tutorial is going to show how to make these cute cookie sheet cookies...
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This is just a fun assortment of baking themed cookies!
How about a throwback to Christmas 2012 with this sweet holiday set!
Or this baking set I created to say 'Thank you'!
I love this cookie sheet...I've made this many times over the years and will be sharing an updated tutorial soon!
I hope you enjoy your National Cookie Day!!!