Seafood Cookies-Shrimp, Crab Legs and Lobsters
My hubby and I went out to eat with some friends of ours the other day. Every time we get together, we laugh for what seems like hours. This time, we were laughing because Bill was trying to sneak shrimp off of Donna’s plate. It was funny because he loves shrimp but, he is allergic to it. Donna kept smacking at his hand and telling him she didn’t want to spend the night in the ER. As I watched, I got the idea to make seafood cookies. Maybe they will satisfy Bill’s seafood craving.
I know they aren’t the real thing but, maybe we will have something new to laugh at the next time we get together. I am going to show you how to make the shrimp today and the crab legs later this week.
Supplies for Seafood Cookies:
To make the shrimp, I stretched out a candy cane cookie cutter and made it fat at the bottom so there would be room for the tail. If you are going to hang the cookies from a glass or cup, decorate both sides and be sure to leave a hook on the top of the candy cane so the cookies don’t slide off.
Begin by outlining the shrimp’s body with the white icing. Then, make the dividing lines and flood every other section. Let it dry for about 20 minutes and flood the remaining sections. Let it dry for at least an hour.
Next is the fun party. The airbrushing. You can decorate a lot of cookies in a short amount of time. I haven’t made a video in a long time so I though I would make one for you today and show you how fast you can add detail to these little guys.
If you don’t have an airbrush gun, you could paint on the peach color or swirl around some icing peach colored icing while the white icing is wet.
How did you like my airbrush hose bracelet? Heheheh. It really does keep me from dragging the cord through my cookies and messing them up. Hope you make yourself a bracelet also.