ABC, 123 & Ruler Cookies

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ABC, 123 & Ruler Cookies

Some children are now back in school or will be heading back soon. It is a time for car rides or bus rides, or even walking. Many children eat lunch at school and often carry a lunch bag. Let them know you are thinking of them heading back to school when they open their lunchbox with these ABC, 123  & Ruler Cookies.

ABC, 123, and Ruler Cookies

 

 

ABC, 123,  & Ruler Cookie

Ingredients

5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups soft unsalted butter
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
Wilton ABC, 123 cookie cutters
A plague cookie cutter used as the outline for a ruler

 Directions 

– Cream the soft butter with the sugar in a bowl until smooth.
-Add all 4 eggs in  at one time. Mix well. Add in 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.
-Take the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
– 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 cookie cutters 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 cookies are thoroughly baked.
-Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

Royal Icing

 Ingredients

2 egg whites
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Red, blue, green, and yellow gel food coloring
Wilton Black Foodwriter-Extra Fine Tip

 Directions

-Combine all ingredients, except your food coloring in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes.
-If icing is  not stiff enough add in 1/4 cup powder sugar.
– Transfer icing from the large bowl into 4 bowls, divide the icing equally into each of the bowls.
-Bowl #1, add several drops of yellow gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended; bowl #2 , add several drops of blue gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended. Bowl #3, add several drops of green gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended.
-Bowl #4, add several drops of red  gel food coloring in the bowl of icing. Stir well to mix the color. 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.
-Spoon each of the icings into individual  frosting bags with a #5 tip. Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.

ABC, 123, & a Ruler…

-First step for each of the cookies is to outline the cookies following the examples given.
-Yellow for the ruler, A &1 are red, B &2 are blue while C & 3 are green.
-Allow each outline  at least  30 seconds to dry before filling the body of the cookie in with the other icing*. After outlining all of the cookies  in their colors you can push the *remaining icing out of the frosting bag 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 icing all of the cookie to match the outline color.
-Set these aside and allow to completely dry about 4 hours.
-After the icing on the ruler cookie has completely dried use the Wilton Foodwriter in black to mark off the lines and numbers as shown on the example ruler.

ABC,123, and Ruler Cookies

 

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