Wednesday 23 December 2015

'Polar Bears in Sweater' Brown Sugar Cookies

I have a request for a large batch of Christmasy bear brown sugar cookies!

I could only manage simple design with a large quantity of 30 large cookies. I couldn't find a large bear cookie cutter so I made my own template.

You may refer to this recipe for brown sugar cookies and royal icing.

Just to share some pictures of the process...

Cutting out the dough.

Bake for about 16-18 minutes or until browned at 160°C, rotating the baking tray halfway.

You may wonder how the patterns on the sweater are done. I made use of marbling technique to create the wavy lines. Begin by piping red and white stripes with a Wilton #5 tip. Before the icing dries, use a toothpick to drag the icing downwards at regular intervals (4th picture below). Use the toothpick to drag the icing upwards between each line made earlier (5th picture).

Remember to let the icing dry thoroughly before packing the cookies. You may oven dry with the fan on but heat off for an hour.

30 cookies all iced! I was seeing stars a little at the end of it.

Individually packed with a green ribbon!

Merry Christmas everyone!

With love,
Phay Shing

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