Pride Day Cookies

Pride Day Cookies

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Pride Day is the day that we celebrate LBGT members, families and relationships. Pride Day is celebrated on June 18th here in Portland, but may be different in your city. This year’s pride celebrations is very special because it is the first year we have achieved marriage equality throughout the nation! So, I made Pride Day cookies in a heart shape, with the rainbow and two golden rings, symbolizing marriage equality. These are perfect for your own pride day celebration, or for a colorful addition to any marriage ceremony. They are very ambitious, but if you have piping skills they are so much fun!

Pride Day Cookies
Author: Evermine
Ingredients
  • Cookies
  • 6 tablespoons soft unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Icing
  • 3 ounces pasteurized egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Packaging
  • [url href=”https://www.evermine.com/labels/preview/SPWP17-12/” target=”_blank”]Watercolor Droplets in Size 17[/url]
  • Card Stock
  • Stapler
  • Tape
  • Ribbon
Instructions
  1. [url href=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/IMG_2804.jpg”][img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/IMG_2804.jpg” width=”780″ height=”1170″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Pride Day Cookies”][/url]
  2. You will need heart-shaped sugar cookies, in the largest heart you can find. Mine was about 3 x 4 inches. Use a standard cut out sugar cookie recipe. When cutting sugar cookies, keep the dough a bit thick. Or you can purchase pre-made unfrosted cookies.
  3. You will need a large batch of standard 20-second royal icing. 20-second refers to how long it takes to flatten out, or the thickness of the icing. It’s quite thick, but thinner than standard frosting. Separate the white icing evenly into 6 bowls. Tint each icing with food coloring, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple (indigo). Use plenty of color, the icing should be fairly intense. Using a tall glass, put a disposable piping bag inside, and turn the edges of the bag over the glass. Then fill the bag with icing. Repeat for each color.
  4. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cookies.jpg” width=”780″ height=”338″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Pride Day Cookies”]
  5. Use a ruler and a baking marker (found at the craft store – its an edible magic marker) mark a dotted line an eighth of an inch or so all the way around the cookie, to make a border. Then measure the area inside the dotted line at its widest point, and divide that area by 6. Mark five even lines across that area, to make six stripes for color.
  6. Fill in the colored stripes using the “fill and flood” method. To do this, snip the tip of the purple icing piping bag, and outline the last stripe you just drew. Then fill in the out line right down the middle of the stripe inside the outline. Using a toothpick or other sharp tool, swirl the icing to fill in between the purple outline and the purple inside stripe. It will lay down flat a few seconds after you put the cookie down. Allow to set up a few minutes, then using the same technique, lay down the other colored stripes from right to left. Purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red. Once the cookies have set a bit, then pipe a red outline.
  7. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cookies-2.jpg” width=”780″ height=”315″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”cookies 2″]
  8. The rings are made from pre-made yellow fondant, cut into strips and rolled into ring shapes. The gold is edible glitter mixed with some lemon extract to make gold paint, and painted on the rings. Once they are dry press them carefully onto the frosted cookies.

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Steffani (5 Posts)

Steffani is a lover of good poetry and bad novels, fairy colored hair, and pink lipstick.  She never counts calories or regrets. "When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple."


2 Comments

  1. Are the labels for the packaged cookies available for purchase? If so, please indicate how I may purchase them. Thank you!

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