How to Decorate Father's Day Cookies
Father's Day Tool 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
- Wood Grain New Stencil
- Tipless Icing Bags Sample 10-Pack
- Icing Bag Bands RM
- Square 3" Cookie Cutter
- Drill Cookie Cutter
- Wrench Cookie Cutter
- Happy Father's Day Stencil
- Pliers Cookie Cutter
- Hammer Cookie Cutter
These cookies are perfect for the Mr. Fix-it Dads! With a simplified color scheme (only 5 colors!), these cookies are totally approachable and are sure to be hit! So make these cookies to show your dad that is he is the best dad ever!
The drill is my favorite out of the bunch. I always find it amusing when a common household item is cookie-fied! It can be unexpectedly funny!
For a single batch of dough, you can make about 18-22 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.
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 has 5 icing colors. I used Lemon Yellow, Royal Blue, Black Diamond, Buckeye Brown, and White. 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
Buckeye Brown - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Lemon Yellow - 5 oz (pipe and flood)
Black Diamond- 2 oz (pipe and flood)
Gray (black + white) - 6 oz (pipe and flood)
Royal Blue - 2 oz (pipe and flood)
For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.
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 6 hours before stenciling with royal icing). 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.
Pick up the Kit! It's got the essential cutters and stencils and a few bonus tools!
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!