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Pineapple Upside Down Sugar Cookies

 

Pineapple Upside Down Sugar Cookies.  This is a different kind of cookie and nice to make for a change.  Easy to take along with you as well.

1 cup vegan buttery sticks, room temperature
1 + 1/2 cups organic sugar or coconut palm sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream (I used reduced fat)
3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. salt
13 slices canned pineapple
1/2 cup vegan butter, melted
1 cup organic light brown sugar, packed

Optional: garnish with raspberries

Flower Silhouette Decorated Cookie

Flower Silhouette Decorated Cookie
Now that I’m working part-time, 24 hours per week, I have more time to make cookie decorating videos.  This cookie was made with leftover icing from a previous cookie project

To learn how to make cookie templates, see my Birdhouse Cookie link.  I used the below picture.

 

Owl Silhouette Decorated Cookie

Owl Silhouette Decorated Cookie
It didn’t take much time or work to make this cookie.  Check out my Birdhouse Cookie link to learn how to make templates.  I used the below image:

 

Decorated Heart Cookies

Decorated Heart Cookies

It’s Valentine’s Day and this year I have a few new heart cookie ideas using Best Gingerbread Cookies.  In the video above, I show you how I make the red cookie glaze.  Also check out my Birdhouse Cookies for more how-to’s of cookie decorating.

White Chocolate Sugar Cookies (Vegan and Non-Vegan)

White Chocolate Sugar Cookies

You may have been wondering why so many of my decorated cookies are made using gingerbread rather than rolled sugar cookie dough.  That’s because I’m not a super big fan of rolled sugar cookies.  However, this recipe uses white chocolate which makes a world of difference.  The downside is that the cost of adding good quality white chocolate is a little more costly.  But in the end, it’s worth the extra expense.

In the video, I made this vegan but the ingredient list below, has both vegan and non-vegan.

For the cookies:

2 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (all-purpose flour may also be used)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks, softened (For non-vegan: unsalted butter)
1/3 cup organic sugar
3 teaspoons Energ-G Egg Replacer whisked with 2 tablespoons warm water (For non-vegan: 1 egg)
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 oz white chocolate.  For best results, use the highest quality you can find and afford.

Vegan Royal Icing Recipe

4 1/2 tsp Ener-G Egg Replacer
6 Tablespoons warm water
1 teaspoon extract (vanilla, almond, lemon, etc.  I use a combination of 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp almond)
4 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted

Whisk together the Ener-G and warm water.  In a mixing bowl, combine Ener-G, confectioner’s sugar and extracts and beat well with the paddle attachment on medium high until smooth.

This icing may be colored using vegan gel paste colors.

Pokemon Go Decorated Cookies

If you follow me on Facebook, you would know I got into the Pokemon Go craze.  How many of you ran out of pokeballs?  While these won’t help you catch Pokemon’s, it will satisfy your sweet tooth while searching.

I made these using a basic roll-out sugar cookie dough.  No template was needed because they were easy enough.  To make the circle in the center, I used the wide end of a pastry tube and of course a ruler for the lines.

Rollout Sugar Cookie Recipe is here

 

Brown Sugar Cookies

The secret behind these really good cookies is the caramelized butter. This may seem like a waste of time, an extra few minutes, but it’s worth it.  You must use real butter to do this, not imitations.

To make these cookies you will need

14 tbsp unsalted butter (I used the real butter for this recipe, not the vegan sticks)
1/4 cup organic sugar or coconut palm sugar (I used a stevia blend which will work as well)
2 cups packed organic dark brown sugar (You can make your own here)
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour plus 2 tbsp
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp table salt
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Follow directions in video above

DOOM Cookies

I don’t consider myself a gamer.  I don’t own an Xbox. I don’t own a Playstation. I don’t buy games for my PC.  There is one exception.  The game called DOOM. I grew up playing this game and while I haven’t played it in a while, it’s still a favorite of mine.

To make these cookies, I made a template out of plastic.  See my Birdhouse Cookies post to learn how I make them.  And I used the Best Gingerbread Cookie recipe

 

Cookie Decorating Tip: How to Transfer Details to Dark Colored Cookies. Krav Maga Belt Testing Cookies

Edible markers are excellent tools for tracing and drawing details on top of royal icing.  But they don’t show up on dark colors such as these black Krav Maga Yellow Belt cookies.  If I had a Kopykake projector, it would make things easier but I don’t have $300 to buy one. So I had to get creative and this is my way of transferring details onto these cookies.

For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you probably heard that I’m getting my yellow belt in Krav Maga at the end of June.  It’s only 6 of us testing and I thought I would celebrate the occasion by making these cookies.

To make these cookies I used a onesie cookie cutter and cut off the bottom.  The gingerbread cookies were made using my Best Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Check out my Birdhouse Cookie post for info about icing consistency and how to make a template

Butterfly Gingerbread Cookies

While these Butterfly Cookies look complicated, they really aren’t that difficult to make.  It takes a few easy to learn tricks.  One the icing consistency has to be just right.  Check out my Birdhouse Cookies post to learn more about consistency and how to color icing.

NOTE:  This video was filmed with my Gopro which doesn’t have a zoom lens. To see the details better, watch this in full screen.

I used the Best Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

For these cookies I didn’t use any template but I did make a few outlines with an edible marker.  I could have just eye-balled it.  I also used very small tip (0,1) because my butterfly cookies were small.  The technique used is known as  “wet-on-wet” because the icing should still be very wet when adding the next color.  You have to work fairly quickly so the icing doesn’t set.

If you don’t have a scribe, no worries.  You can use a clean(never before used) sewing needle or a toothpick.