The rainbow clouds shortbread cookies are not new. They are really easy to make and are a perfect treat for Children's Day or Teacher's Day :). Please refer to my old blog post for the recipe and picture tutorial for shaping the rainbow without cookie cutters. Just to share some pictures of the process...
Freshly baked rainbows!
The heart shaped cookies are brown sugar cookies decorated with royal icing. Recipe for the cookies and icing can be found here.
Roll the cookie dough to 5-6mm thick. I used a 6.5cm heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.
Just to share some photos of the icing process...
Use edible marker to draw lines before icing. Wait for white stripes to dry before icing the rest of the colours. Use a toothpick to nudge the icing to fill the heart shape nicely along the boundary.
Wait for red icing to dry completely before adding in the white dots. Use a Wilton #2 tip to pipe the dots.
I oven dried the cookies to speed up the drying process by using the fan mode and heat turned on for several seconds. Remember to store the cookies in airtight container after they have completely cooled/dried. They can keep well for a month.
Love the fact that these simple cookies look so sweet, cheerful and yet elegant at the same time :). Hope these rainbows brighten up your day!