Thursday, May 29, 2014

Rainbow Bunting Cookies

   I made these cookies (one dozen) as part of a "Giving the Gift of 'Thank You' Project" created by big-hearted Anita, of Sweet Hope Cookies, in remembrance of her brother, Randy, who died of ALS
The cookies (60 dozen) will be distributed to ALS patients as a way for each of them to thank their caretakers.  It's amazing how a simple cookie can brighten someone's day:)
The colors of the rainbow and bunting are two of my favorite things, so combining them makes for one happy cookie in my book. 
I also like twine:)  Hopefully you can tell the bunting is hanging from "twine". 
Thanks Anita, for all that you do for others, and giving me the opportunity to help out in some small way!

Rainbow Bunting Cookies
Ingredients:
Edible markers, red and black
Gel food coloring (rainbow colors)
Plaque cookie cutter (3-in. x 5-in.)
Directions:
1.  Prepare cookie dough
2.  Roll out dough about 3/8-inch and place on lined baking sheet. (I then place in the freezer for 10 min. to hold the shape.)
3.  Bake according to recipe, or until starting to brown lightly on the edges.
4.  Let cookies cool completely.
5.  Prepare royal icing, and divide into 7 separate containers. (Be sure to reserve a larger portion for the blue sky.)
6.  Add a different gel color to each portion. 
7.  Outline the cookies with a #3 tip and the sky blue royal icing.
8.  Fill the cookies with the sky blue royal icing.
9.  Let the cookies dry for 6-8 hours or overnight.
10.  Using a small tip (I used PME 1.5 tip) add the white "string" for the buntings and let it crust(dry).
11.  Using the small tip, add each of the royal icing colored triangles to the cookies (I did all the purples, then blues, etc...).
12.  Let the cookies dry 6-8 hours or overnight.
13.  Using the red marker to add lines to the string to resemble twine. (Next time I will do this before I add the flags.)
14.  Use the black marker to add the letters for a message.

Have Fun!

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22 comments:

  1. These are SO GORGEOUS Sue. Honestly, what a lovely gift!

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  2. These are great and the twine is the most perfect detail!! I love rainbows (I too think they're just so happy!), buntings, and twine! No doubt, they'll brighten the caretakers' days. What a wonderful reason to cookie! P.S. Thanks for opening up your commenting options for me :) !!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I would never want to miss your comments:)

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  3. Stopping by from I'm Lovin' It Link Party. The detail is incredible! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks you for visiting and commenting, Kat:)

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  4. Sue, seems as soon as recover from the cuteness that you make, you go and make me die again with your utterly adorable cookies. is it possible you make an ugly cookie so i will have more time to recoop?......nope, didn't think so. ;)

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  5. Sue, these are so fun. Your little triangles are so cute (and probably took some time). you did them so perfectly. I am sure they will love the cookies. Joni

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    1. These are absolutely adorable, I think I may just pin and share this. Thanks so much!
      Charlotte
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  6. Great job, Sue! These rainbow cookies are so cute and fun! Creative idea, as always!
    Carpet Cleaning Ealing

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  7. Your cookies are adorable. And what a great cause that you made them for!

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Beth!

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  8. This is a sweet way to say “Thank you”- literally and figuratively speaking. Thank you for sharing your creative idea.

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  9. I love bunting cookies and these are so cute! I love the colors!

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