Sooo… there was quite a bit of left over icing from the previous batches of cookies and throwing it all out wasn’t really an option. There was only one thing to do… make more cookies to decorate! As per other blogs, some have stored extra royal icing for months, whereas some have mentioned weeks… guess there’s no definite storage time for extra royal icing? These cookies were made less than a wk after wedding cookies, so the icing wasn’t super old yet.
Wasn’t overly pleased with the first attempt at jersey cookies due to the wrong icing consistency, so I had it in mind that I wanted to reattempt the project sometime down the road. Really happy with the way these turned out. Plus, we got matching Canuck underwear!
I realize that the colors are a little off in some pictures… but there was really no thinking involved with my 2am photo shoot =/… it was a long night.
This recipe was scaled down to a third of the posted recipe.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
1) In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3) Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
I did notice that the shade of blue was a little off from the actual jersey color, where the icing turned out a little lighter and more vibrant compared to the traditional darker royal blue jersey color. I’m thinking that adding a touch of black to the mix next time, might help tone down the vibrant color.
In terms of decorating, here’s what went down:
1) Jersey/underwear shapes were created using a baby onesie cutter. Using a slightly thicker icing consistency (similar to previous cookie posts), outline the jersey up to the top of the green stripe (leaving the bottom 1/4 cookie bare). Then at the very bottom of the cookie, pipe a thick blue line, leaving a space of bare cookie between the two blue areas. This will be flooded with green icing after both blue portions dry.
2) Flood the green stripe, once both blue areas are dry to the touch.
3) Once the blue and green base is dry, add the white icing details: 4 lines, numbers, and optional name bar. The white icing should be a little more stiff than the green/ blue because you want the icing to keep it’s shape to produce sharper edges.
1) Outline the entire cookie, leaving a small space of bare cookie at the top. Flood the entire cookie with the base color of your choice and while the icing is still wet, pipe small drops of white scattered throughout the base color.
2) Once the base has dried, flood a line of icing at the top and curved sides of the underwear (using the contrasting color). Add piped white icing details after the entire blue/ green base has dried.
Jer’s experiment with a white background. Not feeling it… liking the kitchen background better.
Soo um…Canucks… please win some games soon? K, thanks.