In the last post I had some vegan sugar cookie dough leftover. I wrapped it up in parchment paper and cling film for safe keeping and placed it in a container in the freezer. I’m not sure how long it would last that way, I just didn’t have time to make all those cookies special at once. I kept it in the freezer for about a week, then left it out to thaw for a couple hours.
I got three cookie cutters at the craft store that I hadn’t had a chance to try out yet. I got a flamingo, a T-rex and a unicorn.
One thing that I have to say about the dough that I used was I didn’t need any flour to roll it out. It didn’t want to stick to any surface or the rolling pin, but at the same time the edges were prone to cracking. I worked with it in small batches in order to try and not overwork the dough.
For the icing split it into four, to equal parts. I made a small batch of purple icing, lots of pink and equal amounts teal and white. This was based on how many flamingos I had, their shape was good for fitting in places so I ended with the largest number.
Learning from last time I made sure that I kept the icing stiffer. I added the non-dairy milk in small batches and made sure the icing was workable, but not at all runny. I then transferred the icing over to sandwich bags and cut a small hole in one end.
Starting with the outline first and then moving in to fill the cookie. I kept a fork handy to help spread the fill if gently tapping didn’t do it. I started with the white and filled all the bodies of the unicorns. I left the manes and tails for now.
I set the white aside and moved on to the pink and the flamingos. I left space at the feet and nose for different colours. I then went back with the white and filled the flamingo feet and a strip on the nose right after the pink.
I then moved back to the unicorns and piped some pink stripes in the mane and tails. I went back with the purple and did the same thing.
Then I started on the T-rex using the teal. Once they were done I went in and filled the last remaining mane and tail spaces with the teal.
For a little added touch I got out the gold luster dust and I used vodka to activate it this time. Again only a tiny amount is needed to make a paste. I brushed the gold on the horns and hooves of the unicorns, the feet of the flamingos and the mouths and toes of the T-rex.
As the last touch I used a black gel icing and filled the tips of the flamingo noses. I also used a toothpick and the gel to dot on eyes.
I think these turned out super cute, plus they were tasty and fun to eat.
What is your favourite shape to cut out and decorate when you make sugar cookies?
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