So... I had some plain, mini, egg-shaped sugar cookies left over from Easter. What to do, what to do?
I thought for awhile and then the idea of strawberries popped into my head! Here in Santa Barbara county, strawberries are the top crop, and coined "red gold" for that reason:) Local strawberry stands dot the area at this time of year, with strawberry festivals to boot! :)
A simple, little strawberry cookie would be perfect!
Strawberries look like hearts to me, so I fashioned some imperfectly shaped hearts, freehand, onto the mini egg shapes with red royal icing. When I was done with all the outlining, I immediately began to fill in the strawberries with the red icing (working with a few at a time) then added little dots of thinner, white royal icing right away, while the red was still wet.
Once that dried for about an hour, the green, leafy details were added, and then the small, red berries were left to dry overnight.
No two are alike, just like the real deal.
If you're not lucky enough to have strawberries year-round, just make some strawberry sugar cookies!
Have fun and enjoy!