I love Christmas and all that comes with it. Making cookies with Miss Sarah is a fun event and great memory for her to look back on. These DIY Bonbon cookies are easier than they look and make for an impressive host plate!
- 5 C flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 cream of sugar
- 2C C soft unsalted butter
- 3C granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 egg whites
- 1 C powder sugar
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- red, yellow, green gel food coloring
– Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
-Add all 2 eggs at one time…Continue to mix.
-Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
-Sift the four, baking soda and cream of tarter together.
-Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
-Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
-Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
-Put in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. Check to see if the dough is firm.
-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
-Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
– Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into
the batter. (if needed)
-Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the candy cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
-Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
-Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
-Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
-Take the candy cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
(About 10 minutes).
-Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
-If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
– Divide the icing between 4 bowls. In the first bowl put 1/3 of icing leaving it white.
-Add several drops of red gel food coloring in the second bowl of icing (about 1/3). Stir well to mix the color.
-Add several drops of green gel food coloring in the third bowl of icing. Stir well to mix the color.
–Add several drops of yellow gel food coloring in the fourth bowl of icing. Stir well to mix the color.-Spoon each color of icing into individual frosting bags with a #2 tips. Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
-Outline each of the round cookies in white then fill in the top and bottom of the cookies in with the white thinner icing.
-using the other colors, pipe the colors onto the wet icing in a circular motion, like int the picture.
-Allow the cookies to dry from 5-10 hours.