These sweet Star and Moon Decorated Cookies are a perfect treat to celebrate a new baby!
In fact, they’re also perfect to celebrate TWO babies… which is exactly what my friend Lindsay over at Life Love and Sugar is expecting!
Today I’m joining a lovely group of friends to celebrate Lindsay with a “virtual” baby shower!
If you aren’t familiar with Life Love and Sugar you definitely need to hop over and spend some time there! Not only does Lindsay make the most beautiful cakes, cupcakes and treats of all kinds… she is just as sweet in real life as her desserts!
When Lindsay shared that she and her husband are expecting TWIN boys (after struggling with infertility for several years), well that’s truly a reason to celebrate!
So let’s celebrate this sweet dream come true with these dreamy cookies!
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The designs I chose for this set are quite simple, but I just love how they turned out!
Of course when you combine sweet pastel colors with pretty sprinkles, you’re almost guaranteed to have a winning combo! =)
Recipes & supplies-
Start with my Perfect Sugar Cookie Recipe.
Prepare a batch of Royal Icing <– this link include my royal icing recipe and a basic decorating tutorial.
I prepared two bags of icing in each color (one outline/piping consistency and one flood consistency). Simply outline the cookie with the thicker icing, then immediately flood with the thinner icing.
For the cookies with sprinkles (the star and moon), once the cookie is flooded and the icing is nice and flat and smooth, add your choice of sprinkles while the icing is still wet.
For the cloud and heart shapes, which have some white detailing, you’ll need to wait until the base icing is set (1-2 hours) before adding the white details (using the thicker/outline consistency icing).
Notes especially for beginner decorators-
Outline/piping consistency icing should be about the consistency of toothpaste (thick enough to stay in place when piped on the cookie, but not so thick that it hurts your hand to squeeze from the bag).
Flood icing should be about the consistency or shampoo or corn syrup (just thin enough to fill in on it’s own and lay flat when piped onto a cookie).
Read through my post with the Royal Icing recipe (same post linked above, with the supply list). This post includes a basic decorating tutorial.
Watch the video in this Winter Wonderland Cookies post to see what the different icing consistencies look like.
Allow cookies to dry fully (generally 8 hours or overnight) before packaging.
In addition to these dreamy cookies, many of Lindsay’s friends have created special goodies of all kinds to celebrate this special occasion!
Hop on over to each of these beautiful sites to enjoy all of the delicious dishes created with Lindsay in mind…
Banana Pudding Cupcakes by Beyond Frosting
Lemon Coconut Cupcakes by Spoonful of Flavor
Chicken Salad Cups by Show Me the Yummy
Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies by 365 Days of Baking and More
Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes by Lemon Tree Dwelling
Cream Cheese Cookies with Nutella Glaze by Sally’s Baking Adiction
Salted Caramel Popcorn Brownies by Grandbaby Cakes
Sugar Cookie Bars by Crazy for Crust
Funfetti Cheesecake Pie by Dinners Dishes and Dessert
Banana Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes by Inside BruCrew Life
Sweet and Sour Slow Cooker Smokies by The Recipe Rebel
Red Velvet Cookie Bars by Wine and Glue
Veggie Egg Muffins by Spend with Pennies
2 Layer Espresso Chocolate Cake by The First Year Blog
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Happy baking, decorating and dreaming!