How to Make Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies

How to Make Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies

Our friend and brand ambassador Bridget Edwards is back again to show us how to make these cute-as-a-button Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies

From Bridget at Bake at 350:

There's something about Easter and springtime that makes me want to tie a bow on everything. Easter baskets, Easter bunnies, Easter bonnets and of course -- sugar cookies!

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies

These Easter egg sugar cookies woven with ribbon are simple to make...the only extra equipment you'll need to make them is a straw.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies

You'll also need ribbon, any kind will do. Satin, grosgrain, rickrack...you name it. You'll want your ribbon to be 1/4" -- 3/8" wide.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies

You'll need:

1 recipe Dixie Crystals Classic Sugar Cookies

1 recipe Dixie Crystals Royal Icing

Egg cookie cutter

Drinking straw

Gel paste food coloring: purple, white, blue, yellow

Piping bags

Icing tips: #2 and small star

Squeeze bottles, such as used for candy making

Toothpicks

1/4 -- 3/8" ribbon

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies - straw

Make the cookie dough and roll out to 1/4" thick. Use a straw to poke holes in the dough. (I like to freeze my cut-outs for 5-10 minutes before baking.)

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies - straw

Once the cookies come out of the oven, press the straw back through the holes since they might have closed a bit white baking.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies - outline

Fit a pastry bag with a #2 tip. Outline the cookie and each of the holes.

Thin the remaining icing with water, a bit at a time, stirring with a silicone spatula, until it is the consistency of a thick syrup. You'll want to drop a "ribbon" of icing back into the bowl and have it disappear in a count of "one thousand one, one thousand two." Four is too thick, one is too thin. Count of 2-3 is good. Cover with a damp dishcloth and let sit for several minutes.

Stir gently with a spatula to pop any air bubbles that might have formed. Pour into squeeze bottles.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies - flood

Fill in the outlines with the thinned icing, using a toothpick to guide to edges and pop large air bubbles.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies - detail

To add on the "flat" designs, use a thinned icing in a contrasting color directly on top of the wet icing.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies - edge

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies - edge

To add a scalloped border, use a star pipe and squeeze the piping bag in a piping motion as you pipe along the edge of the cookies.

Let the iced cookies dry uncovered for 6-8 hours, or overnight.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies - ribbon

Thread the ribbon through the holes in the cookies, using a toothpick to push through to the other side if needed.

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies

Ribbon Easter Egg Cookies

Happy Easter baking and beribboning!