Omigosh! I cannot tell you how long I have been wanting to make these cookies. I mean, aren’t they ridiculous? Look at their little faces. I was so happy with the way they came out. These cookies weren’t for an order. I’m actually tucking them into a little package I’m sending to my nieces. Today I’m going to share with you how to decorate cookies and milk cookies!
I am ALL about the cute and these cookies are IT. I was inspired to make these from one of my favorite coffee cups. I just knew these little guys had to become cookies. You can see why I thought that right?
So let me tell you how I made them. I knew the cookie had to have a bow on it’s head, so I got started on those first. I actually got the template from another blog where she shows you how to make the bows. I printed out the template and taped it to the table. Then I taped some waxed paper on top of the template and piped. I let them dry overnight and then peeled them off the waxed paper.
I outlined the cookie faces first with light brown royal icing.
Then I filled each one in with flood royal icing in the same color.
I put the cookie faces aside to dry and I got started on the little milk cartons. I used a folded piece of paper to measure the lines onto the cartons with a food-color marker.
I piped the outline of the cartons with some aqua royal icing. Then I filled in the cookie with flood royal icing in the colors I chose. I let both my cookie faces and milk cartons dry overnight before I decorated them any further.
I had so much success with my Camera Lucida app in my last post about writing on cookies that I decided to use it again for these cuties. I uploaded the picture onto my app and I was able to draw the eyes and mouth onto my cookie in the exact spots I needed them to be. Then I piped over the drawing. Easy peasy! I used a damp brush to smooth down the point on the eyes. I also used it to fix the mouth a little bit on spots where it didn’t come out perfect.
I was so nervous about where I was going to place the chocolate chips, but I really just decided to put them in random places and they came out great! I used 20-second royal icing in dark brown to make the chips.
I did the same thing for the milk carton and then piped the letters and faces. As I said in my last post, I am terrible at piping letters, so this app is a complete lifesaver for me. I really hope to buy a Pico, but until then, the app really helps.
To add the finishing touches on the cookie and milk carton faces, I used some luster dust to brush on some rosy cheeks. Then I attached the bows on the cookie faces with a little royal icing. So sweet!
I let everything dry for another full day and off they went to South Carolina. I hope my sweet nieces enjoy them.
Tonight at our house, we’re having a movie night. I’m going for a run and then we’re going to cozy up on the couch together and watch Doctor Strange. Not my first choice, but my husband and my son will be happy. I am SO looking forward to rainy summer afternoons and snuggly movie nights. Summer is coming!
Have a sweet day!