Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Rolled Buttercream Instructions

Yesterday, I finally tried Rolled Buttercream on cookies. I have been meaning to do it for over a year now. I saw someone else who had tried it and decided to just do it. There were a few small cookies left over from my last batch that I was going to pitch. Why waste it I thought. Overall, I found the recipe to be very easy to make and easy to work with. My middle child loved the cookies and ate over half of them. I think he did like them better than my usual royal glaze icing.

Here is the recipe I used.

Rolled Buttercream
1 c. Light Corn Syrup
1 c. Shortening
2 lb. bag powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. clear vanilla flavoring
1/4 tsp. clear butter flavoring

Combine corn syrup, shortening, vanilla, and butter flavor in a heavy duty mixer and begin beating on low. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time until it is all mixed in and starts to combine almost into a small ball. Next move it to a counter that is covered with more powdered sugar and knead it like bread dough until it is smooth. At this point you can add your color to it and start rolling it out to the desired thickness and cut out with the same cookie cutters you use to cut out your cookies. I use a brush to add corn syrup to the cookies before adding the rolled buttercream to the cookie. This acts as a glue. Add your rolled buttercream and you are done.

You can embellish the cookies with royal icing if you like. You can also combine several colors together to make swirls of colors, or polka dots. Whatever you try, just have fun creating. This would be a very easy way for kids to decorate cookies too.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Rolled Buttercream Leaf Cookie

Rolled Buttercream Leaf Cookie, originally uploaded by gensler97.

This was my first try at rolled buttercream on cookies. I have tried fondant before and was not very excited about the taste. I like the sweetness of the rolled buttercream much better. It was so easy to make and roll out. I know several people really like buttercream on their cookies, but it is impossible to stack and to travel. This may offer me another option for those who prefer buttercream.

I decorated them with simple royal icing. I am going to make some simple cookies this year and cover them in rolled buttercream and pass them out to see what people think.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Turkey Cookie

Turkey Cookie, originally uploaded by gensler97.

I love how these turned out. I wasn't sure I could even make them look like turkeys, but I am very happy with them.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Leaf Cookies

Leaf Cookies, originally uploaded by gensler97.

My daughter used a toothpick to swirl the red and orange icing together to make these cute leaves.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Eye Ball Cookies

Eye Ball Cookies, originally uploaded by gensler97.

These cookies were kinda fun to make. I have wanted to try them for a year now, but seem to forget. This time I made it a point to make round cookies. The kids loved them! That is all that matters.

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