Friday, March 13, 2009

Cookie Decorating Ideas!

Who doesn't love cookies? And it's always fun finding new ways to decorate them. :) I found the following tips on BettyCrocker.Com. That's one of my very favorite places to find cooking tips, because most of the ones on there are so easy! :)

How about this... I think the cookies in this picture are stuck on lollipop sticks! Cute!!
Drizzle glaze over cookies. Fill a resealable plastic bag with ready-to-use frosting from a tub or with a homemade powdered sugar glaze. Snip off tiny corner of bag, and squeeze glaze over cookies.

Add sparkle to cookies with simple sugars.
Using a very small spoon, add red sugar to cookies in spiral design to look like peppermint candies. Or place red sugar in resealable plastic bag; snip off tiny corner. Squeeze sugar from bag onto cookies.
Let candies star on cookies. Press milk chocolate candies into cookies immediately after baking.

Dip cookies in melted chocolate. (Oooooh, Yummm! I like this idea!)
To melt chocolate for dipping, heat 1 teaspoon shortening with 3 ounces bittersweet, semisweet or white chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
(This would be cool, baking a pizza-size cookie! I love these!)
Embellish cookies with candies. Frost a pizza-size cookie, then decorate with favorite candies.

Drizzle melted chocolate over cookies. Heat white baking chips or semisweet chocolate chips in resealable plastic bag in microwave until softened; squeeze until smooth. Snip off tiny corner of bag, and squeeze chocolate over cookies.
Make an impression with cookie cutters. Dip small cookie cutters into cinnamon, then press lightly onto tops of frosted bars.

Dazzle with gels. Squeeze Betty Crocker® decorating gels over frosted cookies in simple designs.

Dust glazed cookies with baking cocoa, using a stencil. Use ready-made stencils or craft your own using miniature cookie cutters, taping over open areas to use just the outline. Place stencil on cookies.

Jazz up cookie frosting. Frost cookies, then pull the tines of a fork through frosting for a decorative finish.

I hope you enjoy these tips! :) I'll definitely be trying some of these myself. :D


Alli said...

Mmm!!! Those cookies look so delicious. I have not made actual cookies yet. But hope to make sugar cookies in the near future, if I can find a good recipe, that is. But when I do make sugar cookies, I hope to try these ideas.


Rachel and Jessica said...

Hi Julia! I love Betty Crocker, too! =:) Thanks for the tips! I love cookies! Yum!


Elizabeth said...

Yum! These cookies look delicious, Chef Julia! I like how you changed the comments line to "chocolate chips." I saw your blog on SimplyVintageGirl and love your design! I'm attending the Father Daughter Vision Forum Retreat, too! Thanks for posting these fun recipes and tips!

arielle said...

What cute Ideas!! I have to try some of these!