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Easter Blessings Cookie Decorating Kit

Easter Blessings Cookie Decorating Kit

$24.99

Items included in this kit:

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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!

 

Cookie Yield

COOKIE YIELD: 

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.

COOKIE RECIPE: 

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 planningCLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.

ROYAL ICING RECIPE

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!

Project Timeline

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.

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). Make royal icing drop flowers (30 mins).

DAY 2

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.**

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.

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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!

Happy Decorating!

Anne