We were invited to our neighbor's house for an annual St. Patrick's Day dinner. We asked what to bring and she suggested dessert. Someone was already bringing a pistachio cake. So having cake would be repetitious, so I opted to go another way. Couldn't do cupcakes or cake balls. Same concept as cake. What other dessert can I do that I can tint green????? Why how about iced cookies?? Shamrock shaped cookies with green icing. Who can say no to a melt in your mouth shortbread cookies with frosting? I know I can't. So let me show you how my process went.
I did roll them to thick, basically 3/4 cm. This way they were a bit thicker & easier to handle. Not as fragile.
I baked the cookies for 14 minutes at 350 degrees. I let them cool for a minute then transferred to wire rack so they could cool completely. Once cooled I then stored them in an air tight container until my icing was ready. I created a typical royal icing and tinted it green.
With the royal icing I outlined & flooded the cookie with the royal icing. I then let them dry for 24r hours. Royal icing dries to a nice hard consistency. It helps keep them fresh.
Here is the finished product. They were a hit at the party. Everyone loved them. They said they were cute & the best part, they said they were delicious!