Red fish Blue fish Cookies
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These Red Fish, Blue Fish cookies are guaranteed to be a hit with the tiny crowd. You can skip my homemade cookie recipe and simply use a store brand roll out.
To make the cookies
You will need:
3 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C soft unsalted butter
1 C granulated sugar
Cookie Cutter: fish shape
Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl. Add eggs…Continue to mix. Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing. Sift the four, baking soda, 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 cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter. (if needed). Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked. Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).
4 egg whites
2 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla
4 disposable piping bags with #2 tips
2 squeeze bottles
red blue and black gel color
black edible marker
Combine all ingredients except the colors into a standing mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed onto stiff peaks form then split into 4 bowls: leaving one bowl white, add the colors to 1 of the 3 bowls, red in one blue in the other and black in the last. Using the piping bags, add a little bit off the colors to 1 of each bag. With red and blue icing remaining in the bowls, add 1 tsp of water to thin out the icing.
Pour icing into a squeeze bottle and outline the fish in black icing. Fill in with the thin red or blue icing and let sit on a cookie sheet for 4 hours.
Using your edible marker, add some shading to the top fin, the tips of the tails and the middle part of the fish. Add a half smile and outline of the eyes, add the flipper with some shading.
Using the white icing, add a small dot for the fish eye, using the black icing, add the pupil and then let sit for another hour.