Cookie time! It is fall and I received the Cheryl’s Cookie Catalog in the mail this weekend. They always have cute designs…. I love the $6 (used to be $5) cookie option as a quick and fun gift for friends. Here is a super easy method for cute fox cookies out of a heart cookie cutter.
First, I followed my recipe for sugar cookies. I made them without baking powder and cut them into heart and pumpkin shapes. As usual, I freeze my cookies before baking. This goes for sugar cookies and drop cookies! It keeps the cookie from falling flat and losing shape. When you cut out the heart, use your thumb to push the tip of the heart to make it more rounded.
Second, I followed my recipe for royal icing. I split it and made orange flood icing, white flood icing and green for the pumpkins.
Third, I flooded the heart with orange icing and let it dry with a fan on. This took about 1-2 hours.
Fourth, the next layer was a small heart of white for the face, two triangles for the ears and white dots inside the ear.
Finally – for the eyes and mouth I did not use a food coloring pen. Instead, I simply use food coloring gel and a toothpick. I squeeze out a pea size amount of black coloring gel onto a plate, and then I use my toothpick to carefully place the eyes and mouth. It sound worse than it is. This is actually my favorite part and I have never had a problem with it. I started doing this when I made snow globe cookies a few years ago and needed black for this eyes and mouth.