Decorated Latte Cookies

With a polar blast that just won’t let, up you may need something to keep you warm and occupied through the cold days ahead.  These simple latte cookies are the perfect project for a cold winter day!

Decorated Latte CookieI  used two different cutters to make these favor-sized latte cookies…Wilton’s Comfort Grip Frankenstein and skull, which can be purchased here and here.

If you prefer smaller cookies, there are several cutters {like this one} that w0uld make a suitable substitute.  Be creative!

Before baking, trim the cookies as shown below.  I used an ornament cutter to take a little nip out of the skull {bottom photo}, but if you don’t have one, a heart or knife works too.

Latte Cookie CuttersPeople often ask me  how I choose between 20-second icing versus piping and flooding to complete a design.  The answer?  Personal preference.

Twenty second icing often cuts down on mixing time but I prefer the more even surface created by outlining and flooding.

In any case, there’s more than one way to ice a cookie, so, this time {for example’s sake} I took the 20-second icing approach.  As always, do what you’re most comfortable with.

To make these cookies you will need:

Begin by using a food safe marker to “map out” your design.

Decorated Latte Cookies 1Next, use 20-second icing to flood the sections shown below.

Decorated Latte Cookies 2Highlight the cup with a mist of airbrush color, if desired. Decorated Latte Cookies 3Fill the remaining sections with white 20-second icing.

Decorated Latte Cookies 4Let the base dry before moving on.  For a uniform look, use a small stencil to transfer a heart onto the sleeve and quickly flood.

Decorated Latte Cookies 8 Finally use piping icing and a small tip to add the finishing details.

Decorated Latte Cookies 7In all honesty, I don’t LOVE these cookies {that happens sometimes}, but you can take this basic idea and dress them up to make something really special.  I hope you’ll try them really soon!

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