Happy New Year Cookies
Is it just me or does anyone one else need more time between Christmas and New Year? I really wish I had a few more days to make some detailed cookies but I don’t have a lot of time and I need cookies fast. This is what I cam up with.
These cookies are so simple and super fast. I didn’t want a design that had a lot of drying time but I wanted some sparkle and fun.
Supplies for New Year Cookies:
**UPDATE** Since I made this post we have learned that disco dust is not food safe because it is made with tiny pieces of plastic. There is a food-safe version you can make instead and you can find the recipe is here. Although it is not as shiny as Disco Dust, it is 100% food safe. I will now use Disco Dust on craft items that will not be eaten and use the Sparkle Dust on cookies and cakes.
You can purchase Disco Dust from a local bakery supply store. I also order it online from Karen’s Cookies. If you don’t have Disco Dust on hand, sanding sugar will also work but you will get a different look.
This tutorial is going to be fast and simple.
Outline each cookie with the black 20-second icing.
Flood the glass and the bottom part of the dress. Let the dress dry while you work on the hat.
Flood every other section with blue and sprinkle with disco dust immediately. I chose this order because disco dust will make a mess and it will be almost impossible to remove from the black if you do it first. Gently shake the disco dust onto parchment paper and pour it back into the jar so you can reuse it. Let these dry while you work on the numbers.
Outline and flood the numbers with blue and cover with disco dust. Gently shake the disco dust onto parchment paper and put it back in the jar. You might want to work with only a few cookies at a time so disco dust will stick to the wet icing.
Next, flood the top of the dress and the rest of the stripes with black. Let these dry for a few minutes.
Next, add the black to the top and bottom of the hat.
Add some simple details to the dress and you are all done.
If you have not started making your New Year’s cookies there is still time as long as you keep it simple. But remember, simple does not need to boring!
Happy New Year! I hope your 2012 is filled with family fun, time with friends, love, laughter and many, many blessings.