Introduction: Angry Bird Cookies
Popular angry bird game, popular angry bird shirts, stuffed animals, other merchandise... why not popular angry bird cookies?! These sugar cookies are not only eye-catching, but they are VERY simple to make, and don't require any fancy shmancy kitchen gadgets.
Step 1: Makin' the Dough
What you need:
2 1/2 cups flour
2 sticks salted butter (softened)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbs milk (or until frosting reaches desired consistency)
1 tube black frosting (or you can make your own with dye!)
Angry bird characters printed out to desired cookie size
How to Make Dough:
Mix the wet ingredients and sugar together in one bowl. In another bowl mix the rest of the dry ingredients together. Then mix the wet and dry ingredients together to create the dough. Place in the fridge for an hour minimum, and up to three days... depending on how on top of your cookie making you are! :)
How to Make Frosting:
Toss all ingredients into a bowl... blend. You want the frosting to be the consistency of honey for easiest application. Separate into as many bowls as you need colors. Look at angry birds online to determine what colors you will need, dye the frosting with food coloring.
Step 2: Preparing Cookies for Baking
Roll out the dough to approximately 1/4 inch thickness., make sure you have LOTS of powdered sugar or flour underneath the dough so it doesn't stick... that's the worst. Take your Angry Birds cut outs and cut around them. I recommend leaving 1/8 of an inch border around the printed photo for the piped outline.
Once all of your lovely characters are cut out, place on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes. But keep an eye on them, every oven has a mind of its own!
Step 3: Making Your Masterpiece!
First, outline your angry bird photo with black piping icing. Then, start piping in the outlines of the other parts of the bird (eyes, crowns, beak, mouth, nostrils). This creates a "color by numbers" outline on your sugar cookie.
Take a regulär ol' ziploc baggy and fill it with the desired color of frosting. Cut the teeniest hole on the corner of it (the smaller, the better control you have - if your like me and have shaky hands this helps enormously!)
Start coloring by number! You can use a toothpick to help spread the frosting in all the little nooks and crannies, and get it to the edge of your border.
Continue filling other baggies with more frosting, and watch your masterpiece take shape!