Easter Cookies And Easter Monsters

Easter Cookies And Easter Monsters

Easter cookies and easter monsters- suagr cookies decorated with fun designs

 As mentioned in my Addams Family Easter Egg post the other day Easter is my favourite crafty time of year and so I figured it was time to try and make some decorated Easter sugar cookies that I had seen all over the internet.

Sugar cookies are a favourite due to their simple ingredient list and fast prep and cooking time. They have a rich buttery taste which goes well with the simple royal icing.

 monster easter cookies with royal icing

Recipe

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
Directions: Preheat oven to 200deg. Combine sugar and softened butter in a bowl until smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl and then add to the sugary buttery bowl and mix well. Prepare a cutting board with a small pile of flour and take the mixture out and kneed it with your hands. Keep adding small amounts of flour until you reach a smooth consistency that you can roll out.
Use a rolling pin(or old wine bottle) to roll out the mixture. If it start sticking add a little more flour to the board and rolling pin. When the mix is about .5cm thick it is ready to cut out with shapes.
Use your cookie cutters to cut out shapes and transfer them to a flat pan. Pop them in the over for 7mins or until the edges are golden brown.

Most recipes call for the mix to be chilled for 2-3 hours, but I didn't have time for that so worked the dough with some extra flour when it was rolling out and it was fine.

I didnt get far cutting out oval egg shapes before I remembered my octopus/squid/alien cookie cutter that I bought recently. So Easter cookies became monster cookies.

Piping kit, cookies cutters and colouring for monster easter cookies- from the Jubly-Umph blog

Royal icing Mixture

1 egg white

2 cups icing sugar

Food colouring

Piping kit

Directions: Put the egg white in a bowl and beat it with mixers. Gradually add the icing sugar until is creates a smooth thickish consistency. If you need help check out this youtube video.

I had seen a youtube video of people decorating cookies using the wet on wet method and, as I am inpatient when I try new things, figured this would be the fastest way to decorate the cookies in one go.

Basically you add the first layer of icing and spread it evenly with a toothpick. then you add dots and lines to create a flat image on the cookies.

 

adding a second layer of royal icing

Decorating these cookies was fantastic fun. I googled a few different wet on wet techniques and played around with a few of them. After I did the first batch I did come back and try a layering technique on a few cookies to get the raised effect. I had to wait 3-4 hours for the icing to dry enough to do this.

monster easter cookies by Jubly-Umph

I hope you enjoy these cookies! Would you make them?

xo Tasha (Jubly-Umph) xo

 

DIY cookie monsters mad with sugar cookies and royal icing. **FREE Instructions**




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