Think Ink for Fast Sugar Cookies
Hello there! I’m so happy to be back here on somewhat simple. I missed you guys last month!
I thought I’d start the year off with a couple of tips for fast and easy decorated cookies.
Conversation hearts are just a necessary part of the Valentine holiday, which is around the corner! Never mind that they taste like chalk.
We still buy them, give them, and decorate with them. Because they’re cute.
So the sugar cookie version of conversation hearts should be no exception.
But if you don’t have a steady hand and mad piping skills, or a projector to provide a guide, never fear!
Just start with a basic iced cookie that has dried at least 12 hours.
You can reference recipes and tips for this part of the process over on my blog.
Then, you just need a little stamp set and edible ink pens. I had this set of stamps in my scrapbook stash, but they actually had no evidence of ever being used, (along with lots of my dusty scrapbook supplies). I used my americolor brand pens to ink the letters and stamped right onto my dry cookies.
Drying time is super quick and you can package them and wrap them up in a jiffy.
Wow! Did I just say jiffy? That may be a first here Steph! Sorry.
I even busted into a few other stamps. I found that the rubber stamps worked a little better than the acrylic stamps. However, with this postage stamp, the imperfection seemed to work.
Now for an even easier way to ink your cookies!
I can’t tell you how many people tell me how they don’t have the patience to do that much detail on something that will just be eaten. I totally get that it’s not everyone’s thing.
But there is a way to get a bit of a fancy look on a cookie in 3 seconds!
Meet color mist (think cookie spray paint). This stuff is readily available in most grocery stores. I have tried other brands of spray color, some work better but are more expensive and some I didn’t have any luck with at all. But I used this one because it is the easiest to find.
Just grab a paper doily, and use one finger to hold it in place while you spray.
No, they don’t turn out perfect, but the overall effect is pretty fun.
My kids were pretty proud of their masterpieces. Nothing like immediate gratification.
I also got out a greeting card I thought would make a cool design.
So there’s a little cheater way to make your cookies impress!
Just like a spray tan, it’s a lot faster than sweating it out as you lay there/frost for hours.
(Not that I would know, I’m as pale as they come. I just like to make analogies.)
If you are ready for more, take a look at my other Valentine cookies
that took longer to make.
And as always, thanks for letting me hang out on your blog Stephanie!
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