Easter Blessings Kit
Easter Blessings Cookie Decorating Kit
Items included in this kit:
Already have some of these items in your cookie decorating toolbox? You can always add the individual items you need below - so easy!
- 2-1 Tool
- Square Plaque Cookie Cutter
- Sunburst Stencil
- Wilton Tip #349 Leaf
- Cross Fancy Cookie Cutter by Flour Box Bakery
- LilaLoa Rose Cookie Cutter
- Tipless Icing Bags Sample 10-Pack
- He is Risen Stencil
- Wilton Tip #129 Drop Flower
- Easter Blessings Stencil
In this tutorial, I'll show you step-by-step how to make three Easter Cookies: the He is Risen plaque, the Fancy Cross, and the Easter Blessings flower. I love making Easter cookies and have made variations of these in the past, and so I'm so glad to have a kit that includes the essentials to make this platter of cookies!
With a single batch of dough I made 20 cookies: 6 Square Plaque, 7 Fancy Cross, and 7 LilaLoa Rose. 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.
For a cookie recipe and rolling and baking video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.
The essential cutters and stencils can be found in the new Easter Blessings Cookie Kit! The kit not only has the 3 essential cutters, but it also has the 3 stencils featured in the video. And, a few bonus tools, like tips #349 (mini leaf) and #129 (drop flower)!
Prepping Royal Icing
I find it so much easier to make my icing colors using the gel straight from the bottle, no color formulas required. Here's the guide ...
I chose a springy color palette for this project. 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 (about 36 oz) and split it in half (reserving half, or 18 oz, for another project).
I don't measure exactly...I estimate. Here's what worked for me on this project:
ICING PLAN BY THE OUNCE
Avocado - 2 oz (20-sec icing)
Gold - 3 oz (pipe)
White - 6 oz (pipe and flood)
Black - 1 oz (stiff pipe for stenciling)
Violet - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Georgia Peach - 3 (pipe and flood)
For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.
For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.
In the video tutorial, I show some examples of successfully stenciled cookies and a few examples of unsuccessful attempts! Check it out! We can learn a lot from our decorating mistakes!
I like to break up the decorating process to fit in my schedule. Because there are several phases to decorated cookies, 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). Make royal icing drop flowers (30 mins).
Outline and Flood Cookies (1-2 hours), Allow to dry in front of fan before adding details (1 hour for standard cookies, but allow 6 hours of dry time on the cookies stenciled with royal icing like the He is Risen and the Easter Blessings), Piping details, and stenciling (1.5-2.5 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.
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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!