How to Decorate Mother's Day Tea Cookies
Mother's Day Tea Cookie Decorating Kit
Here's a list of everything that's part of the kit - all with a 10% savings when purchased together!
- Teapot Cookie Cutter
- Teacup Cookie Cutter
- Crescent Moon Cookie Cutter
- Gift Tag Cookie Cutter
- Heart MINI Cookie Cutter AC
- Happy Mother's Day Stencil
- Tea-riffic Stencil
- Pink Nonpareils SMALL Sprinkle Pouch
- Decorating Scribe Tool with Beads
- 2-1 Tool
- Tipless Icing Bags Sample 10-Pack
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It’s tea time for Mom! Throw her a yummy tea party for Mother’s Day with this tea cookie set! Learn how to make 5 cookies: The teacup, teapot, teabag, croissant, and the mini heart cookie.
With a single batch of dough I made 35 cookies: 5 Teacup, 5 Teapot, 5 Teabag, 10 Crossiant, and 10 Mini Hearts. The last three cookies are small, so I had a higher than normal cookie yield! 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 Mother's Day Tea Cookie Kit! The kit not only has the 5 essential cutters, but it also has the Happy Mother's Day stencil featured in the video. And, a few bonus tools, like the beaded scribe, the pink nonpareils, and the boo boo stick and tipless bags.
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 have been dying to work Rose Pink into a cookie project. It has a bright pink tone compared to the Bakers Rose. I love it!
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
Light Rose Pink - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Dark Rose Pink - 2 oz (pipe and flood
Ivory - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
White - 8 oz (pipe and flood)
Black - 1/2 oz (this color is optional, I used it to add the string for the teabag)
Royal Blue - 2 oz (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.
I love these wet-on-wet whimsical flowers. Download, print, and cut the small template if you want to trace them onto the cookie to guide your flooding.
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).
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 Happy Mother's Day), 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.
I love making tea sets. Check out these other projects to get inspired to create tea themed cookies!
Here is a fun teacup with an Alice in Wonderland cookie set!
I made many tea sets for my mom! Nothing goes better with tea cookies than cupcakes!!
I made these pink and gold tea cookies for my mom and her friends!
I even made my mom a mini tea set (this was my favorite)! I'm going way back to 2012 with this set!! What a fun project!
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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!