How about some fun Engagement Party Cookies? My customer found the inspiration on Pinterest (of course) and asked if I could do these fun stick-men engagement cookies. PS.. follow me on Pinterest to see
my lack of fashion pins my obvious food obsession!
For the engagement party, there wasn’t a specific color theme, but she thought red would be a great color for “love”, so I went with red, black and white as the main colors.
At first I was afraid when she said there was a guy kneeling with a ring and proposing… on a cookie. I thought, “Whaaat?”
But then I saw them.. I had somehow missed that they were stick people!! Then I thought, “Okay – I can do these… I think!”
She also wanted some hearts and other engagement-appropriate cookies in the mix, so I had fun coming up with some variations! She said all sizes… and she loved the “C+H” idea for the couple’s initials.
When going through my stash of cookie cuttters, I found these cute interlocking hearts, so I baked up a few of those too!
I have to tell you though… these cookies had me worried. It rained every.single.day the week I had to make them and the humidity in the air was not friendly to my cookies.
They should’ve dried overnight. Instead, it took almost 3 days. In fact, when I was packing them up to deliver, some of the larger ones were still a little tacky in the center. Eeek! (the above cookies are large 4″ hearts).
Ooooh, and this last one. I loved writing out the word “love” across the cookies. I did red on white and white on red and I really liked the way they turned out!
So, a few details about these cookies.
I used a great cut-out sugar cookie recipe along with this royal icing recipe. I used Americolor Super Red and Americolor Super Black gel colors to do the colors. Oh, and I used silver dragees for the “diamond” in the ring.
For all the different hearts, I used the following cookie cutters:
- Ateco Graduated Heart Cookie Cutters
- Interlocking Heart Cutter from the Wilton 101 Cookie Cutters Set
- Square Cutter from the Wilton 101 Cookie Cutters Set
- Wilton Comfort Grip Heart Cutter (large one!)
Did I miss anything? Do you have any questions about these cookies? Please leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!