Freshly baked! Shapes cut out using homemade templates.
These brown sugar cookies don't look that pretty as a cookie base (unlike regular sugar cookies) but I always have rave reviews for these every time! The secret to its awesome fragrance and flavour is from good vanilla bean paste, golden syrup and brown sugar.
Outlining features with black royal icing. I use charcoal powder to colour the icing.
I have an unorthodox way of icing cookies, which is to add on some fine features like the eyes and nose Before the face is flooded with flesh coloured icing. It makes flooding a little more challenging but with the help of a toothpick to nudge the icing into tight corners, it is manageable. The reason why I do this is because I can make mistakes while tracing/drawing the features onto cookie base with edible marker. If I had added on the features after the face is flooded with flesh coloured icing, there is no room for error. Charlie Brown could have looked like any other bald boy :p. Or worse still, the faces look weird.
Day 1 of icing!
All 24 cookies! Eyes are tired after this!
Thank God that these were very well received at the party!
Checkout another round of Snoopy and gang brown sugar cookie bake over here!