Decorated Cookies Shaped like tools
Do you have a handy-man in your life? Or perhaps someone who really does to DIY? If so, these tool cookies are sure to please!
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What you need:
- tool cookie cutters (these are the ones I used)
- a good sugar cookie recipe
- royal icing (gray, blue, yellow, and red)
- piping bags
How do you keep decorated cookies from getting too hard?
Everyone has a preference for their cookies. I like a soft cookie that isn't too hard.
To do this, when you are decorating with royal icing. Let them dry in an air tight container.
The Drill Shaped Cookie
This is one of my favorite cookies to decorate, because it's all in the detail.
You start off by first using the gray royal icing, at flooding consistency. You will pipe the shapes that will be in gray.
Then you will move on to the blue icing (a flooding consistency) and pipe the areas that will be in blue.
Then, let this set up for an hour or so before adding the finishing touches. Finally, let them dry overnight until the icing is firm.
The Hammer Cookie
While the drill cookie is a little bit more challenging, you will be happy to know that the hammer cookies are a breeze!
First, use the yellow icing (flooding consistency) to decorate the handles of the hammer.
Then, using the gray royal icing at flooding consistency, decorate around the rest of the hammer.
Let these dry for a couple of hours until the icing is hard. If you can wait, let them dry overnight for the best results.
Wrench Shaped Cookies
Another super easy tool cookie to decorate is a wrench. All you need is one color. First outline the cookie with your gray royal icing (flooding consistency) and then fill it in.
Again, let these dry overnight if you can.
For the saw cookies you will first use the gray royal icing at flooding consistency and decorate along the blade of the cookies. Let these sit for about 30 minutes.
Then, you will use red flooding icing and decorate along the handle of the saw, leaving a hole in the center.
Then, let these cookies dry overnight to make sure the royal icing gets hard.
Decorating Pliers Shaped Cookies
Another fun tool shaped cookie to decorate are the pliers! The first thing you will do is use your gray royal icing and decorate one of the pliers teeth, and a portion of the handle (see photo for reference). Let this dry for an hour before moving on to the next step.
Then, add the gray royal icing along the other part of the pliers, keeping it lined up with where you stopped on the others side. Then, you will take the blue royal icing and decorate the handles up to the gray portion. Please see photo for reference.
Let these dry overnight, and then you will add a small dot of gray royal icing to the center of the pliers. This will dry rather quickly.
Screw Driver Cookies
The final cookies you can make for your complete tool set are the screw drivers. You will start out by using yellow or red and decorating the center ring (see photo).
Then, using the gray royal icing, decorate the screw driver, and also a small section just below your yellow or red ring.
Finally, you will fill the bottom part of the screw driver cookie handle in with the color you used on the center ring.
Let them sit overnight in an air tight container so the royal icing can harden. Then, enjoy!
Which tool cookie is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below! Also, make sure to share these on Pinterest so you can try them for yourself. 🙂