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more New Year’s cookies

By request, some more New Year’s decorated cookies. I have a champagne glass cookie cutter, but it’s huge. And I like the more eatable, shareable smaller versions. These cookies are only about two by three inches. And as New Year’s is just hours away, hopefully these will save you last minute cookie cutter shopping. All you need is a rectangle and a circle. And if you don’t have a rectangle cutter, then you can easily cut one with a knife or dough scraper. I also threw in some swirly, sparkly circles (see here for how-tos).

 

you will need:*
dough 
frosting

rectangle cutter (2 x 3 inches)
circle cutter (1 1/2 inches)
6 disposable decorating bags
5 couplers
5 decorating tips (sizes 2, 3 and 4)
rubber bands
food coloring

white sprinkles

*Find the bags, couplers, tips, sprinkles and cutters in the craft store. For coloring, I use Americolor soft gel pastes (Super Black, Egg Yellow, Bright White, Sky Blue, Chocolate Brown). For tips on finding supplies click HERE.

 

step one: bake your cookies
Prepare dough according to recipe, chill it, cut out shapes (hourglasses are the rectangles, to cut the glasses use the circle to cut out semicircles from the sides, then round the edges with your fingers), bake and let cool.

step two: prepare your frosting
Prepare frosting according to recipe. Make five colors: black, brown, light yellow, white and light blue. Prepare four frosting bags with couplers and tips. Fill with each color except the light blue. Reserve the light blue in a covered container. Tie the bags closed tightly with rubber bands.

step three: decorate your hourglass
1. Outline design with black using a size three tip and let set well. An hour if you have the time.
2. Working with one cookie at a time, pipe the sand with white using a size 3 tip and immediately coat with sprinkles. Turn over to remove excess.
3. Fill the frame with brown using a size four tip.
4. Thin the reserved light blue frosting with drops of water until the consistency of thick glue. Put in an empty frosting bag, tie closed with a rubber band. Snip 1/8 inch from the tip of the bag. Pipe the thinned frosting around the outline and  loosely pipe to fill the rest of the hourglass. Encourage the frosting to the edges with a toothpick as needed.
5. Let the blue set a couple hours, switch the tip on the white to size two and pipe highlights. Let dry overnight.

step four: decorate your champagne glass
1. Outline design with black using a size three tip and let set well, an hour if you have the time.
2. Working with one cookie at a time, pipe to fill the champagne glass with light yellow using a size four tip. Immediately coat with sprinkles. Turn over to remove excess.
3. Use the thinned blue frosting to fill the rest of the glass.
4. Let the blue set a couple hours, pipe highlights with white two tip, and switch the tip on the light yellow to size two and pipe bubbles. Let dry overnight.

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8 Comments

  1. notyet100
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 4:12 am | Permalink

    awesome ;-)

  2. HeroCakePops
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    These came out darling! Thanks for the detailed instructions. I can't wait to try these!

  3. Bea @ CancunCookies
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 4:31 am | Permalink

    Love them!!! Happy 2011!

  4. Victoria (The District Chocoholic)
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    I like how these don't require special cookie cutters, just basic shapes.

  5. The Girl in the Pink Dress
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    These are so cute! Happy New Year!

  6. Jason and Abby
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  7. piccoLINA
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    GREAT!!! Happy new year
    Paola

  8. bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted January 4, 2011 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    Love, love, love the hourglass!

    Happy New Year!

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