I’m a huge Johnny Depp fan and anxiously awaiting the next installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise! In honor of the Black Pearl, we have whipped up a pirates flag cookie to treat your lil’ mateys. You can easily use store bought cookie dough but we have shared our recipe to make your own from scratch.
You will need:
3 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C soft unsalted butter
1 C granulated sugar
Cookie Cutter: Flag cutter
– Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
-Add eggs…Continue to mix.
-Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
-Sift the four, baking soda, and salt 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 6 hours or overnight. 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 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 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 cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
(About 10 minutes).
2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla
Black food coloring
2 piping bag with a number two tip
black edible marker
Combine all ingredients except the colors into a standing mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed onto stiff peaks form. Split icing into two bowls. In one bowl, add the black gel and mix, add more gel color to get the shade of black that you want. Scoop some white into one piping bag and some black into the second bag. Add 2 tbsp of water into the remaining black icing that is in the bowl. Add the thinned black icing into the squeeze bottle.
Take the black edible marker and outline a a torn pirate flag. Take the black icing in the piping bag and outline the flag in icing. Fill in the black outline with the black icing in the squeeze bottle. Let dry for an hour. Using the white icing in the piping bag, pipe on the skull and crossbones. Take the black piping bag and add a black line to the side of the flag, Add a black dot to the top of the flag.
Let dry for 4 hours.