Out of this World Cookie Tutorial

Hey everyone!!! With Father’s Day coming this weekend and Toy Story 4 coming out in 10 days (who else is counting!!??!!??) I wanted to create a tutorial to celebrate both!

Drum roll…. here comes the alien cookie! Perfect for an Out of this World Dad!!!!

Easy cookie to begin with if you have never worked with Royal icing. Fun for kids and you can watch Toy Story while creating these cute lil aliens!!! Can you tell I love watching movies while baking?! Lol

I’m going to share with you 2 very easy recipes to create these fun cookies! First a easy sugar cookie recipe and an egg free royal icing recipe.

Sugar cookie Recipe:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla extract
    3 cups cake flour
    1/2 tsp. Salt
  • Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients a bowl, then add it into the butter mixture. Roll dough to 1/4″ and cut out coolie shapes. Best of chilled in refrigerator before baking. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350F.
  • Royal Icing:

    • 4-6 tbsp. Meringue powder
    • 4 cups powdered sugar
      6 tbsp. Hot water
      Food coloring or gel

    Mix meringue powder and powdered sugar. Add 1 tbsp. of the hot water at a time . Mix on high for 5 minutes. Add food coloring and hand mix with a spoon.

    Yay now that your cookies are baked and cooled & whip up a batter of the royal icing mix. Pampered chef has the perfect Toy Story cookie cutters but Etsy has a variety of talented vendors who sell a alien cookie cutter as well!!

    For the alien cookies you will also need:

    Piping bag & sugar eyes! (Found at Michaels crafts)

    That’s it!!!

    Now that your Royal Icing is ready add it to your piping bag! Cut a very small hole at the tip of your bag once the bag is filled.

    Outline the alien with your royal icing by applying light pressure to the bag.

    The outline creates a dam for the royal icing.

    Once the cookie is outlined fill the cookie with the royal icing. There is no wrong way to do this! Younger children may prefer a spoon to spread the icing! Most importantly just have fun!!

    Now place the eyes on the cookie to create your very personal alien! If you’d like a firm royal icing wait a few hours before eating!

    A Perfect little gift for your Dad! Serve on Father’s Day breakfast! Dads love cookies and coffee!

    Aren’t these the cutest ever!?!?? If you recreate these “out of this world” cookie share them on IG and tag @spoonfulofsugarbaker

    I promised a cupcake Tutorial and that is coming soon!!!

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