There is something so sweet about a dove cookie. Maybe it's the occasions they represent? I've made them before for a baptism. A friend's son is getting confirmed this week and these are for his confirmation class.
I really love the way the personalized ones came out. I think everyone likes to see their name on a cookie, don't you?
Wanna make 'em for a special occasion of your own?
Here's what you need:
- royal icing in white, green and yellow (Americolor Bright White, Leaf Green and Egg Yellow)
- tips: #2 and #1
- disposable icing bags
- squeeze bottle
- oh, and dove cookies! The cutter is from Sur La Table.
Using a #2 tip, outline the cookie in white royal icing.
Thin the white icing (reserve a bit for later) with water, a little at a time, until it is the consistency of thick syrup. Cover with a damp dishtowel and let sit several minutes.
Stir gently with a rubber spatula to pop any large air bubbles that have formed. Transfer to a squeeze bottle.
Fill in the outlined cookie with the flood icing. Use a toothpick to spread into sides and corners.
Let sit 1 hour.
With the reserved white icing and #1 tip, add detail on wings, tail and add an eye. Personalize, if you want.
Using another #2 tip, pipe the branch in leaf green.
With a #1 or 2 tip, pipe yellow flowers on the branches.
Let dry overnight before packaging.
Happy Confirmation, Matthew. :)