How to Make Super Simple Shamrock Cookies
Do you ever start looking through your cookie cutters for that one cutter you need to complete your set? What do you do when you can’t find it or if you can’t remember if you had it in the first place? Do you want me to tell you what I do?
I pretend I’m Callye aka Sweet Sugarbelle and I look around until I find something that works. Callye can shift any cookie cutter into something wonderful! Once you start doing that you’ll be able to make a lot of different cookies with a single cookie cutter.
Do you know how to make super simple shamrock cookies with a flower cookie cutter? I’m glad you’re here so we can make a few of them together. Let’s do this!
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- Tipless decorating bags
- Turkey lacer or scribe tool
- Fan to dry your cookies
- #2 Decorating tips- I like to use decorating tips for the outline royal icing because they give me more control which means my designs will look neater. If you like tipless, go tipless! Do what makes you happy!
Make Super Simple Shamrock Cookies Video:
Enjoy the video!
Let’s Make Some Shamrock Cookies!
- Begin by making your sugar cookies and royal icing.
Time to Outline:
Use the outline royal icing for the next steps.
- After your cookies have cooled completely you can begin to decorate.
- Outline three of the flower petals with the green royal icing. Make sure the tips touch each other in the center of the cookie.
- Now add the stem.
Let’s Give the Royal Icing a Little Support:
- You may be curious about the little squiggly lines in the center of each section. It’s easy to explain.
- The lines are piped with the thick royal icing so they will help support the flood icing after you pipe it. The thick icing will help prevent the flood royal icing from sinking as it dries.
- The main thing to know is you don’t need to wait a long time before you add the flood royal icing. If you wait, the flood icing will absorb the moisture from the outline icing and it will cause the flood icing to sink.
- This is how I understand this process. I’ve been studying it for months now and when I wait a long time to add the flood icing, it always sinks.
Time to Flood:
- Flood two of the sections of the shamrock. It’s best if the sections aren’t touching so your royal icing doesn’t blend together. If that happens it will look like one section instead of a petal and a stem or two petals.
- Let these dry until the top layer of the icing crusts over. It should only take a few minutes if you place it in front of a fan.
Oh yeah, the fan will help the cookies dry with a nice shine. Just thought you might like to know.
- It’s time to add the outline and royal icing to the next sections.
- Let it dry for a few minutes and then flood them.
- Place the cookies in front of a fan to let the icing dry completely.
You’re All Done!
I hope you enjoyed using the flower cookie cutter to make super simple shamrock cookies. Come back soon because there will be several more St. Patrick’s Day tutorials for you.