Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Umbrella Cookies

It's raining SWEETS!! Keeping with today's theme we decided to whip of a batch of these umbrella cookies. They are as delicious as they are adorable!!

Umbrella Cookies
Source: FamilyFun and Martha Stewart Baking Handbook

Ingredients

Cookies
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
Icing
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Food coloring
Finishing Touches
  • Baking sticks
  • Bendable Straws
  • Tube of white decorative icing
  • Toothpick

Directions

1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, vanilla extract and salt and stir until combined. Add flour in 2 batches, mixing until just combined.

2. Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface. Divide into 2 rounded, slightly flattened discs, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 1 week.

3. Preheat oven to 350. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out circles with a round cookie cutter or by using the mouth of a drinking glass. Using a knife cut each circle in half and then scallop the straight edge.

4. Place cookies on top of baking sticks on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 7 minutes. Allow to cool completely before decorating.

5. To make frosting mix all ingredients but food coloring together until light and creamy. Separate frosting into 4 small, separate bowls and add 2 drops of food coloring to each. Combine until a smooth even color is achieved.

6. Frost colored icing onto cookies. Pipe 2 lines across umbrella with the white icing tube and drag vertical lines with a toothpick to create a decorative flourish. Add a colorful handle by trimming a bendable straw and sliding it over the baking stick.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had to leave the first comment on these cutest ever little cookies! Good job! I'm going to try this at home. Lyndsey, I love your ideas and your page is very simple and easy. Thanks for sharing your creativity. XOXO :o)

itmom said...

Thank you SO MUCH!! :) Your comment just made my day!!

indieinventions said...

I was inspired by umbreallas to make a table setting. I used your cookies as inspiration, and featured you on my blog.


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