I had a request to make cookies for an auction at church, aimed at raising funds for youth camp and said "Yes" right away. In the interest of time, without sacrificing appeal, I figured these ice cream cone cookies would be perfect. The cute serving tray was part of the package too. :)
They come together quickly and are a snap to decorate. The best part is, they really do mimic ice cream scoops. :) I think they'd work out great for April Fool's Day too!
Decorating requires nothing more than adding chocolate brown royal icing (free form), sprinkling some jimmies on while icing is still wet and topping with a red candy "cherry". I love the look!
For the auction, I packaged two cookies per cup, packaged them in a cellophane bag tied with twine and a wooden ice cream spoon, to add to the sundae illusion. :)
Ice Cream Scoop Sundae Cookies
Chocolate Brown gel paste food color (AmeriColor)
Super Black gel paste food color (AmeriColor)
Multicolored jimmies (or any kind of sprinkles)
Red candy for cherry (I used peanut m&m's)
1. Make sugar cookie dough.
2. Pack the cookie scoop to overflowing so that when you release the dough onto the baking sheet it looks like a scoop of ice cream, with the excess rim (see second photo from top).
3. Once you have all the scoops you want, place the baking sheet in the freezer and let the cookie dough freeze completely, all the way through, which will help the dough stay in the scoop shape.
4. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes.
5. Let cookies cool on baking sheets, allowing them to firm up. (If you need to round out the scoops again before letting them cool, place the cookie scoop over the dough and press down slightly.)
6. Use a #10 tip to apply the brown royal icing, free form, to look like fudge topping. (To achieve the chocolate color, use chocolate brown gel paste and add a squirt of black to make it a darker fudge color.)
7. Sprinkle on the jimmies and add the candy "cherry" while icing is still wet.
8. Allow cookies to dry completely.
To serve, you may place one or two scoops (depending on container size and scoop size)in the serving cup. Add a wooden spoon. :)