I've got a project on the Silhouette blog today that features decorated sugar cookies made with a Silhouette cut sprinkle template. The nitty gritty how-to is a bit photo intensive, so I thought I'd post it here in case anybody was interested. Towards the end of the post, I'll add in a few additional tips that I'm planning on utilizing next time I do this. Can think of lots of occasions that might call for customized and monogrammed cookies, can't you? I mean, how neat are these things?
Here's how you do it yourself:
1. Supplies are as follows: Sugar cookie mix/recipe of your choice (obviously I'm going for the lazy option here), colored sugar sprinkles, PAM, wax paper, a brush to do away with stray sprinkles (almost as bad as glitter), and a drinking glass (not pictured).
2. Cut your wax paper into four inch squares. Get a wad of dough and place between two squares of wax paper.
3. Flatten dough with bottom of glass, making sure to spread the dough in a circle larger that than the diameter of the glass.
4. Remove top layer of wax paper and set aside for next cookie. Use the rim of the glass to cut a perfect circle out of dough. Naturally, you could use a rolling pin and a circular cookie cutter for the above three steps. Would have necessitated a trip to Michael's for me. Have you ever been to Michael's with a screaming toddler? If you have, you completely understand why I decided to make do with what I had at home
5. Cut simple shapes and letters out of white cardstock with your Silhouette. Cut a circle with a larger diameter than your cookie to prevent any accidential sprinkling. Got to get that dough covered. Place template on dough.
6. Flip cookie on wax paper backing onto a pile of sprinkles. Pat it down into the sprinkles for maximum coverage. One could sprinkle the sprinkles, but I find dabbing to be less messy and more even. Wax paper on the back of the cookie makes the flip super easy! Notice how the dough is protected by the large template. Remember, no illegal sprinkle coverage!
7. Flip cookie right side up. Remove paper stencil and set aside. I found I could reuse one about four times, so cut yourself a half dozen or so. Remove cookie from wax paper backing with spatula and place on cookie sheet. Bake as directed.
8. Share the love with those you care about. YUM!
1. Chilled dough works best, less sticky.
2. Thinking next time that I'll actually cut my templates on the Silhouette with wax paper. Should last longer and be easier to peel away from the dough.
3. Keep your work area clean. Stray sprinkles were the bane of my existance.