Learn ingenious tricks for making cookies with Cookie Craft by Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer, including recipes for Easter and Spring Cookies and for Halloween Cookies; and decorating techniques like Using Fondant.
Celebrate rebirth and nature's reawakening with a pastel icing palette and traditional symbols of Easter and spring. Egg shapes are perfect for creative interpretation and are great for filling Easter baskets—why not "dye" cookie eggs this year?
1 Easter basket; 2 Pink Easter egg; 3 Yellow flower; 4 Watering can; 5 Pink flower; 6 Double-cookie yellow hat; 7 Easter bunny; 8 Polka-dot egg; 9 Small fancy Easter egg; 10 Chick
1 Easter Basket Layer 1: Pipe and flood top third of the cookie; sprinkle flower-shaped paillettes on wet flood; let dry. Layer 2: Using small basketweave tip, pipe basketweave pattern on bottom two-thirds of cookie. Pipe basket handle and border using the same tip and a ribbon motion.
2 Pink Easter Egg Pipe and flood. Flood horizontal stripes on wet flood; draw toothpick from bottom to top of egg; repeat at intervals.
3 Yellow Flower Layer 1: Pipe and flood; let dry. Layer 2: Pipe outline with contrasting color. Pipe dots in center.
4 Watering Can Pipe and flood watering-can shape, leaving space for "handle" and flowers. Sugar on wet flood. Affix flowers with piping icing.
5 Pink Flower Layer 1: Pipe and flood; let dry. Layer 2: Pipe outline with contrasting color. Pipe dots in center.
6 Double-Cookie Yellow Hat Prebaking: Stack smaller round on top of larger and bake. After baking, Layer 1: Pipe and flood brim of hat; pipe and flood crown of hat; let dry. Layer 2: Using small leaf tip, pipe leaves around hat band; pipe dots in center of leaves. For a quicker cookie, skip the piping and flooding and simply create a colorful hat band!
7 Easter Bunny Pipe and flood; sprinkle jimmies on wet flood. Pipe rabbit ear, eye, and nose/whisker details.
8 Polka-Dot Egg Pipe and flood. Flood dots on wet flood; sprinkle colorless sanding sugar on wet flood.
9 Small Fancy Easter Egg Layer 1: Pipe and flood; let dry. Layer2: Pipe lines, dots, and squiggles. For a quicker cookie and quicker cleanup, make chocolate cookie eggs, skip the flooding, and use zip-top bags to pipe lines, dots, and squiggles!
10 Chick Pipe and flood; sprinkle orange sanding sugar on wet flood to create beak and feet. Pipe eye.
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