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Friday
May202011

Baby Sugar Cookies

Baby Sugar Cookies

Regrettably, I'm still feeling under the weather. I feel a bit like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh, with a raincloud over my head and I keep misplacing my head (or tail, as it may be). In addition to losing 5 pounds in the last week (which I will certainly gain back in eating many, many cookies), I've temporarily lost my sense of smell and taste.

Moment of silence.

Now I ask you this: is there anything worse for a food blogger? How am I suppose to share delicious food and decadent desserts with you if I first can't test them out for myself?

Devastating is what this is. Maybe even a little bit ironic.

So today, we're going to try something new. I'm going to ask you to eat with your eyes instead of your taste buds.

Baby Sugar Cookies

My cousin Missy has been expecting a sweet little girl for some time now and she's finally arrived! Congratulations to Missy and Kurt (and new big brother Dylan)!

I can't wait to meet the new baby. Since my brain is always focused on butter and sugar, I wanted to give the new, soon to be very sleep deprived, second-time parents a special treat while they spent some time in the hospital with their new bundle of joy (and something to feed the visiting guests who have come to Ooo and Ahh over the cute baby toes).

Baby Sugar Cookies

Earlier this week, I baked up a batch of baby themed sugar cookies to send their way. I have already shared a couple sugar cookie recipes on this website which you can find here and here. Since I can't think of anything cuter than baby items (I literally squeal over them if I happen upon them in a store), I filled a bunch of pastry bags and quickly set out to decorate them. I used a royal icing to decorate the cookies (recipe below).

If there is enough interest, I would love to do a cookie decorating tutorial for you. Let me know if you'd like to learn!

Baby Sugar Cookies

I hope I've inspired you to try out cookie decorating for yourself! Or, if you know of a baby in the works, a few ideas to use to decorate your own baby themed cookies.

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Royal Icing

3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons meringue powder
6 tablespoons water

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the powdered sugar, meringue powder, and water until stiff peaks form, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add food coloring, if desired. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To thin icing to fill larger areas, use a few drops of water at a time. Remember, a little bit of water goes a long way and it will take a lot of powdered sugar to compensate if you've added too much water.

Baby Sugar Cookies

Reader Comments (8)

Those are so adorably decorated, you did a great job!! The color scheme is perfect.
05.20.2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeth
Sure gonna do this for my besties baby shower :) Maybe that will brighten the hospital feeling
05.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna
These are beyond adorable. I think a tutorial is a great idea. Hope you feel better soon!
05.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara
i would love love love you to do a cookie decorating tutorial...and feel better soon!!!
05.21.2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrenda
Which kind of food coloring did you use? I love the wilton brand. Great cookies!
05.22.2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily
Sara & Brenda-- Thanks for the well wishes! I will definitely look into a tutorial now.

Emily-- I used a combination of Wilton and Chefmaster colors . I do love Wilton colors but I love the larger screw-top squeeze bottles Chefmaster has. So much easier than breaking out the toothpicks to mix colors!
05.22.2011 | Registered CommenterKristin Rosenau
Please do a cookie decorating tutorial!
also, I was hoping you could give out some tips or do a tutorial on fondant decorating. Im getting ready to try it out the first time, and am feeling a bit nervous.
Feel better soon!
05.23.2011 | Unregistered CommenterIsabelle
Isabelle-- Great idea! I'm relatively new to fondant myself, but there are definitely a few tricks that I've picked up along the way. I'll look into it. Thanks!
05.25.2011 | Registered CommenterKristin Rosenau

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