I'm getting together with some friends tonight to work on our scrapbooks. The theme for the evening is "western" so I decided to make some cookies to go with the theme. Yee-haw!
Usually I just make a bunch of one design of cookie, but I wanted to try making a variety of designs that fit the theme. The only western-ish cookie cutters I owned were the cactus and the star. I had to draw the horseshoe and the boot onto circle and scalloped square cookies.
When making a variety of designs, it helps to limit your colors. This saves on cleanup later and helps the cookies look coordinated when displayed together. You also have to have a plan so you know about how much icing to make in each color.
Here are the steps I went through to make these:
1. Black outline icing with #3 tip: Outline stars, cactus, and circles. Draw horseshoe and boot outline. 2. Grey & black flood icing in squeeze bottles: Flood stars. Flood horseshoes and, while grey icing is still wet, add drops of black flood icing. 3. White outline icing with #1 tip: Outline scalloped squares. 4. White flood icing in squeeze bottle: Flood scalloped squares and circles. 5. Green and black flood icing in squeeze bottles: Flood cactus. While green icing is still wet, add drops of black flood icing. 6. Red flood icing in squeeze bottle: Flood boots. 7. Dry overnight. 8. Black outline icing with #1 tip: Add SHERIFF letters and details on boots.