Speckled Egg Cookies
Some people say the first sign of spring is those beautiful yellow daffodils that seem to pop up over night as the snow melts. That may be true but I think another sure sign that spring is approaching is the speckled eggs you see on the shelves in almost every store you enter. There are speckled candy eggs, speckled eggs for Easter baskets and speckled wreaths and decorations. I think we need to make an isle in ever store for speckled egg cookies.
Don’t you think a sugar cookie isle would do well in stores? No one celebrates holidays and birthdays like cookie decorators. I think we need to start writing letters to see what we can do about it. Instead of people saying, “Let them eat cake!” they can eat all the cookies they want because they can buy them everyday! I like this plan but until then, we can make as many different speckled egg cookies in all different colors to indicate that spring is knocking on our door. You are going to love how simple it is to make them.
Supplies for Speckled Egg Cookies:
Egg Cookie Cutter
Orange 15 Second Icing- Mix AmeriColor Electric Orange and Chocolate Brown Food Gels until you get the orange color you like.
Gray 15 Second Icing- AmeriColor Black (just a tiny bit) mixed with Chocolate Brown until you get the color you like.
Blue 15 Second Icing- AmeriColor Teal -You could just use Teal but you could also mix Sky Blue with Lemon Yellow until you get the color you like.
Brown Icing- Very thin brown icing. I will show you more on that in a little bit.
Clean unused toothbrush
Begin by outlining the cookies with the different colors of icing.
Next, flood the cookies and let them dry for a few hours.
If you want to save yourself some trouble you can stop at this step but who wants to do it the easy way! Not me! The speckles are what makes these cookies cute. It is really simple to do and if you prepare a little and line your area with parchment paper, you wont have a mess to clean up.
The key to the speckles is to use really thin icing. It is almost the consistency of water but a little thicker. See how easy it pours out of the spoon? That smooth flow is what you are looking for.
Next, dip the toothbrush into the thin brown icing and pull your thumb over the bristles while aiming the tip at the eggs. It will flick the icing onto the eggs and make perfect speckles.
See how easy that was.
One of the great things about the speckled egg cookies is you can display them in many different ways. You can make a little next at each persons place setting. Or you can use a cake stand and make a wreath by stacking the cookies in a circle. Or you can place them all in one large nest.
I also think a nest inspired dessert table would be perfect for Easter. Have you seen this speckled egg inspired cake? I think the possibilities for speckled egg cookies and desserts are endless and I can’ t wait to make more eggs and Easter treats. I have a few more to sare with you this week so be sure to come back soon!