I don’t know what I’m thinking making almost midnight New Year’s Eve cookies. I have 1 1/2 weeks to pack our entire house, move in with friends, and find and buy a new house. And I’m making cookies. For New Year’s no less (an evening I will spend with many, many boxes.) This might be the last post for awhile given aforementioned moving. Unless I need more excuses to procrastinate.
to make New Year’s clocks-on-a-stick:
you will need:
circle cookie cutters (I used both 1 1/2 inch and 2 1/2 inch)
2 disposable frosting bags
2 rubber bands
2 number 4 tips
Americolor soft gel pastes (Bright White, Egg Yellow)
Americolor black gourmet writer
step one: bake your cookies
Roll out your cookie dough a little thick (about 1/4 inch), cut out circles, place on parchment paper lined baking tray and insert lollipop sticks about half way. Pat back in shape if needed. Bake according to the recipe (see the link above) and let cool.
step two: decorate your cookies
Prepare a frosting bag with 4 tip and fill with white frosting. Tie bag closed with a rubber band. Pipe a circle on the cookie. Let set a good 1/2 hour. Mix some white frosting with enough water (start with only a few drops) to thin to the consistency of syrup. Pour a little in the center of the circle and spread to the edges with the back of a spoon or small spatula. Let set another 1/2 hour at least.
Prepare a frosting bag with 4 tip and fill with yellow frosting. Close bag with rubber band. Pipe a circle on top of the white circle. Let cookies sit a few hoursand draw the clock face (with the hands pointing to almost midnight) with your marker.