This is a super cute cookie idea that I found a while ago web site meanwhile I was looking for some images to design my blog, and felt in love with it.
Last year around I made it...finally....and a year later I am sharing the tutorial with you.
I follow some instructions on how to decorate a quilted cookie that I found at fancy flours.
Here is how I made the cookie.
* Favorite cookie dough
* 2.5 in square cookie cutter
* Firm Royal Icing
* Americolor in brown chocolate, fuchsia, pink, magenta, white and red.
* Squeezable bottles and decorating tips #1, #2 and #3
* Ruller and edible markers
* White edible pearls
* Mini silver sprinkles
* Ribbon (opcional)
LID OF THE BOX
1.- When your cookie is cool, divide your cookie in 6 small squares as it shown in the next picture using an edible marker.
You can make the squares smaller if you want it. What is important here is to let them dry, so when you add more icing they do not glen together and the quilted effect can show.
2.- Prepare flooding royal icing, tinted with Americolor in fuchsia and pour it on the squeezable bottle and start filling out the squares as it shown in the picture bellow and let it dry about 10 minutes.
Then fill out the other squares, let them dry for some a couple of minutes and then put the little pearls in each intersection.
You can put a bow as I did if you want or you can leave it plain.
1.- Flood you cookie with a light pink icing and let it dry.
2.- Prepare flooding icing and tinted some in different shades of brown, white, fuchsia and magenta.
Pour them into squeezable bottles.
3.- Make the little chocolates in different shapes and sizes, you can decorate them with the magenta and fuchsia icings and add some sprinkles if you want; ; let them dry.
I really like how it looks just like this, but as I love to add sprinkles to all my cookies I add some silver sprinkles around each chocolate and it looks like the foil paper cups from the chocolate boxes.
I hope this cookie inspire you to start baking for Valentine's day and remember that life is just like a box of chocolates, you do not know what you are going to get until you try one.
Have a lovely weekend!!