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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Cool cookies

If you wanted a cookie that just oozes cool, then you are in the right place. These cookies are not only current, but tasty too. As a designer I certainly live by PANTONE books and of course, because I can due to current trending, I surround myself with everything PANTONE, such as mugs, tins, tea-towels, even my in-tray! But I have never eaten anything PANTONE, until now...

This idea has come from a fellow creative from across the pond and you can see her blog here...> I think it's absolutely ingenious and really a very simple idea that works! The recipe and method for these yummy treats are below and if you do make some, remember to share... or at least take photos and send them in to make us jealous.

How to make PANTONE CHIP COOKIES....

COOKIE DOUGH:
Sugar Cookie recipe taken from the Betty Crocker cookbook. Super tasty. Recipe here:

Roll dough out between 1/4” and 1/8“ thickness. Thinner cookies keep their shape better.
Cut 2” x 3”  rectangles out of dough (You can cut a stencil from cardboard to trace if you like).
Cook until lightly golden brown, keeping an eye on them as they cook because they cook quickly!

FOR THE ROYAL ICING:
This is a great recipe to use because it keeps color vibrant, doesn’t fade and dries nice without being too hard. Flavor with white vanilla here if you can. Regular vanilla tends to darken the icing a bit. You might want to adda bit more milk then the recipe calls for to get the perfect spreading consistency. Recipe here:

DECORATING THE COOKIES:
Make a big bowl of white royal icing.
Start by spreading a strip of white icing across the all the cookie bottoms and let dry.

Now use what’s left of your white icing to make colors.
Scoop 3-4 heaping tablespoons of icing in a tiny bowl and then color with solid food coloring. This will color 3-5 cookies.
Once you are done with one color, rinse your bowl out and start again.
Doing colors this way keeps the mess down and you don’t have to worry about
what you just mixed drying out. 

Using a food dye pen, write the PMS number down on the cookies.

To make Metallic Chips, use a soft brush or cotton ball to burnish icing surface with gold or silver luster dust.

TA DA...Pantone cookies, try not to eat too many of them at once.

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