.For these cookies you may have to make two bowls of icing
- Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
-Add all 4 eggs at one time...Continue to mix. -Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
-Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
-Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
-Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
-Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
-Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
-Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
- Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter.
-Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using your APPLE cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
-Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
-Using a metal spatula move the cut cookie to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
-Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookie are thoroughly baked.
-Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).
Royal Icing Directions
-Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
-If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
- Leave icing in large bowl. Take out 4 bowls, put 1/4 C of icing in two bowls (brown & black), divide the remaining icing into half. (Bowls #3 & #4.)
-Bowl #1 add several drops of brown gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended. Bowl #2, add several drops of black gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended.
-Bowl #3, add several drops of green gel food coloring stirring to mix well. Bow #4, add several drops of red gel food coloring stirring to mix well.
- (Red is a difficult color to get so you may have to continue to add the food coloring to get the bright deep red color. That is why we use a gel food color as it doesn't water down the icing.)
-Spoon each of the icings into individual frosting bags with a #5 tips.... twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
Evil Queen Apple
-First step for each of the completely red apple cookies outline it in red except for the stem and leaf.
*- Add water to the base icing mix (1 tsp) and mix it in. Use this icing to fill in the cookie.
-Allow the red outline at least 30 seconds to dry before filling the body of the cookie in with the other red icing*. ( After outlining all of the apple cookies you can push the remaining icing into a bowl and add the 1 tsp of water and mix well to get the right consistency. Using a butter knife to spread it from the outlined part inwards to the center.
-Using Google locate a color picture of the Evil Queens - Poison Apple. Once the poison apple has been located either print out the picture to use for tracing or hand draw it. This will be the example for making the green outline for the poison apple. Using the green gel colored icing in a frosting bag, outline or make your outline for the green face, remember this is when you make markings for the eyes, nose, and mouth. Fill in the rest of the face outlined on the red apple with the thinner green icing.
-Outline the stem with brown icing on all of the same apple cookies, fill them in with the thinner icing.
-Outline the leaf with the black icing on all of the same apple cookies, fill them in with the thinner black icing.
-Set these aside and allow to completely dry about 4+ hours.