Hey guys, it's Maker Monday! Today We are going to be making the cutest Rainbow sugar cookies ever with Miss Mary Garcia!
Mary Garcia, also known as the Goodie Godmother, is a military spouse of 15 years, both married and active duty. Her husband is Air Force soon to be Spaceforce. Mary started Goodie Godmother in response to needing something that was flexible, and moved with them, but also combined her love of cooking and her interest in photography. She believes that food is a great way to foster community and that it brings people together. No matter who you are, you can sit down with someone over something as simple as a cup of tea or coffee, or a meal and you can find something in common. Food is that great connector that brings us all together.
Today we are going to turn plain sugar cookies into Beautiful Rainbow Cookies using buttercream frosting and some decorating sugars or cake sparkles. You can use whatever sprinkles you want. I like the sanding sugars because I can make my own colors to match whatever theme I want. If you can not find a specific color you can buy white sanding sugar and add liquid food coloring or even gel food coloring to get the colors you would like. You can use liquid, gel or even powdered food coloring. Just mix it up really well until the sugar is coated and then let it sit until it's dry. This is a really neat trick if you ever host a baby shower or a birthday party and you want a quick cupcake topper. We are using Buttercream frosting as opposed to Royal icing. Royal icing, depending on your consistency, will spread and would require you to wait in between each layer. For this cookie Buttercream frosting is much easier and we can go layer to layer without the wait.
The great thing about this particular project is that it's so accessible even if you're not a baker or If you're baking with kids around and you want this to be a fun at home project for the kids. There are so many ways to adjust the project so that it's either as involved or as simple as you want it to be. I think baking should be fun and it should be accessible to everyone and you can adapt it to your season of life at the time.
This is my stay soft sugar cookie recipe. It's a nice soft sugar cookie that holds its shape really well. Cut in half straight out of the oven too with these nice beautiful edges. You can always buy rolled sugar cookie dough at the grocery store and just cut it in a circle. Then cut the circle in half too.
Start from the outside one line at a time. Pipe a line of frosting and release the pressure before you lift your bag at the end and then slide your bag off to avoid getting a big glob on the ends. It does not have to look perfect for this particular project because it is going to be coated in sprinkles. Use a mat or paper plate or something if you want to have easy cleanup for this because the sprinkles do get a little bit messy.
Using your cake sparkles or sanding sugars coat the line in sprinkles with your choice of color. Be sure to get them on the inside curve of your frosting and then tap off the excess sprinkles and repeat this for all the colors. You can adjust the thickness of the lines and you don't have to wait at all between lines because the buttercream does not change its shape.
Now for the finishing touch! Using your piping bag straight up and down pipe a dot of frosting down near the ends of the rainbows to make some clouds. Lightly push down while squeezing out the frosting and swirl your piping bag to make the little clouds.
You can use this decorating technique for St. Patrick’s Day, Fourth of July, Birthdays, baby showers etc. Just change up the colors and you’re all set!
This also makes a great activity for the kids to do while you get some great family pictures!
You can find Mary’s Soft Sugar Cookie dough recipe here along with some of her other delicious recipes on her Goodie Godmother site.
Mary is also in the middle of putting the finishing touches on a Royal Icing Cookie class for beginners. It will help you understand how to mix the right consistencies of royal icing and a couple of other basic techniques as well. Keep an eye on the Classes tab on her site for this upcoming class so you can make pretty sugar cookies too!
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