How much fun would it be to watch peoples faces when they come across this veggie platter when visiting you for the holidays. Of course, they aren’t veggies, but sugar cookies made to look like they are veggies. Use cookie cutters to cut cookies and a sugar cookie icing recipe for the icing. Even the middle cookie that looks like ranch dip looks sweet.
Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe. Make your favorite sugar cookie icing recipe when cookies are cooled and make a “puddle” that looks like the snowman has already melted. While the icing is still wet, stick a marshmallow to one side. Let icing dry. Use a red/orange candy sprinkle for the nose and black icing to make eyes, mouth and arms. Use blue icing for the scarf (or change this color up) and green for buttons (or change this color up as well).
I told you it was simple – and it looks so cool you people will think you took a lot of time to create your masterpieces.
So this is done so much easier than you would actually think. The picture above is done with a sugar cookie recipe – so use your favorite or you can even use store bought in a pinch. Allow dough to go to room temperature so it is easy to work with. As shown above the dough was divided into four equal parts (green, burgundy, orange, yellow). Use food coloring (paste or powder – do not use liquid it will change the recipe too much) and color each separated chunk of dough with a different color. Take chunks of dough off of each separated color and put on parchment paper covered counter with flour. Push down and put different colored chunk next to it until you get a nice array of colors. Use rolling pin and make cookies the thickness you desire. push cookie cutters down and make cookie shapes. Squeeze remaining dough together and roll out. The more you roll the more the colors will me mottled but thos can be a sweet treat just for you.
So Easy!!! Make your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe (or use premade) roll and cut out (with a knife) cookies that are shaped like your thumb. Round the ends and bake. Make an icing recipe and drizzle back a nd fourth across the cookies – it does not need to be neat and perfect which makes it great to allow your children to help. You can use a sandwich zip lock bag and cut a tiny piece from the corner to pipe icing. The eyes can be made by mixing the same recipe for the icing and add a few drops of food coloring or you could place two chocolate chips top side pushed into cookie before you bake them. Easy and looks great when you have several on a plate for a Halloween party or favors for a party.
Bake or use pre-made sugar cookies – any recipe will do so use a favorite. They can be soft or crisp depending upon personal preference. Use icing and pipe (you can use a zip-lock baggie with corner cut off) a dollop right in the middle to attach your gum drop. Pipe around edge of gum drop and then around the edge of the cookie itself. Use candy sprinkles in multiple colors or candy sugar or one color. Sombreros are always individual so have fun and be creative and make each one different.