Thursday, July 5, 2001

CraftShare: Rainbow Cookie Pops by The Decorated Cookie

This week of CraftShare 2011 we'll be covering one of my favorite kinds of crafting: Tasty Treats.  And to kick this off right, we have the very talented Meaghan from the decorated cookie, author, bakers and maker of all things tasty.  Take it away Meaghan!

Hi everybody, and thank you Cheryl, for letting me visit and participate in CraftShare 2011! While I make all kinds of sweet treats at the decorated cookie--marshmallows, cake pops, cupcakes--I'm sticking with my usual "tasty treats": cookie pops.  These square rainbow cookie pops are very easy to make and decorate.

how to make rainbow cookie pops

you will need:*
cookie dough
lollipop sticks
1 1/2-inch square cookie or fondant cutter
disposable decorating bags
size "5" tips
food coloring

*Find the cookie or fondant cutter, lollipop sticks, decorating bags, couplers and tips at the craft store.  You'll need one bag, coupler and tip for each color you choose. For food coloring, I suggest Americolor soft gel pastes. Red Red, Orange, Egg Yellow, Electric Green, Sky Blue, Electric Purple and Regal Purple used here.

step one: bake your cookies
Prepare cookie dough, chill, roll out, cut out squares, insert lollipop sticks and bake according to the recipe. Let cool completely.

step two: prepare your icing
Prepare royal icing according to the recipe. Divide and tint your rainbow colors. I made red, orange, yellow, lime green, blue, purple and indigo. Prepare decorating bags with couplers and tips, fill with each color, and close tightly with rubber bands.

step three: decorate your cookies
Pipe stripes with each color. That's it! Let dry overnight before handling. TIP: You may want to trace the square cookie cutter on a piece of parchment paper and practice piping the lines first to make sure you space your lines correctly across the cookie.

What a tasty rainbow!  Thanks for sharing this Meaghan!  What's your favorite cookie recipe or way of decorating?  Share your tips below!


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