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How to Decorate FIVE Happy Spring Cookies

Posted by Anne Yorks on Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Happy Spring! These FIVE cookies are cheerful, colorful, and full of SPRINKLE accents!! 

These cutters are a FLOUR BOX CLUB EXCLUSIVE CUTTER SET that are included in the Spring Club Box! You can find the FREE templates for the cookies on the new Club Dashboard (available to all active members).

Check out the step-by-step video tutorial!

This video is available to Flour Box Club members - CLICK HERE to access the Club Dashboard (you'll need to log in to your Flour Box account to access these exclusive resources). 

 

Check out the FREE templates for decorating these cookies in your Club email and on the Club Dashboard.

Cookie Yield

For a single batch of dough, you can make about 18-20 of the full sized cookies and 9-12 of the mini bees. 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!

COOKIE RECIPE: For a cookie recipe and rolling and baking video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer. 

Prepping the Royal Icing

ICING PREP 

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 9 icing colors.

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 and the MINI BEES)

White - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Black - 2 oz (pipe and flood)
Buckeye Brown - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Deep Pink - 2 oz (pipe and flood)
Sunset Orange - 1 oz (flood only)
Lemon Yellow - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Leaf Green - 2 oz (pipe and flood)
Sky Blue - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Purple - 2 oz (pipe and flood)

ROYAL ICING RECIPE

For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.

A few Extra Decorating Tips

Project Timeline

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.

DAY 1 

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). 

DAY 2 

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.**

DAY 3

For tips on packing cookies, CLICK HERE to check out this helpful blog post with links to my favorite packing and shipping materials. 

 Recreate these!

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: 

  • 9 Food Gels: Deep Pink, Lemon Yellow, Sunset Orange, Leaf Green, Sky Blue, Purple, Buckeye Brown, Black Diamond, and Bright White
  • 17 Icing Bags
  • 7 Tip #2 (PME or Wilton brand)
  • 1 Tip #1 (PME) for the black eyes and mouths
  • 8 Couplers
  • Royal Icing Scraper for stenciling
  • Stencil Genie for stenciling (optional)
  • Spring Sprinkle Assortment: Pink Flowers, Yellow Confetti, Green Jimmies, Blue Nonpareils, and Purple Sugar
  • Coffee Filter and Tweezers
  • Carnation Pink Crystal Color and Round Brush
  • Craft Brush (optional to mix airbrush color)

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Happy Decorating!

Anne

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