It seems like people are liking the cookies that I posted yesterday, so am going to show you how I made them.
Since I did not have an owl cutter, I used a the foot portion of a stocking shaped cutter to make the shape I needed. I cut one, then flipped the cookie dough cutout and cut it again.
Reading Sweet Sugar Belle’s blog really inspired me to not only make cookies as Christmas gifts, but to be creative with my cookie cutters. Take a look at her blog for some amazing cookies and inspiration.
After cutting the owls out, I used a small heart cutter to mark the face area, making sure not to cut through the dough.
After baking and cooling. I used ivory royal icing to fill in the face area. I dropped in royal icing eyes that I had previously made.
I didn’t take photos of the next steps, so I will just explain.
I then used brown icing to make the wings. When the face and wings were dry, I filled in the body with a lighter brown. While it was still wet, I used the darker brown to make three lines across the chest. Then using a toothpick I dragged lines through the icing starting from below the three brown lines.
To finish I used orange icing to make the beak and toes.
And there you have owls!
I also made some mushrooms and acorns to include in the gift boxes.