Granny Square Cookies

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Intro: Granny Square Cookies

My daughter, who loves to knit and crochet, gave me the idea for these cookies.

Step 1: Cut and Bake

Cut and bake square sugar cookies using your favorite recipe. I used a 3" scalloped square cookie cutter but if you don't have one, you can cut squares using a pizza cutter and a clean plastic ruler.

Step 2: Make Royal Icing

Make a batch of royal icing. I use this recipe posted by Sweetopia. Follow Sweetopia's instructions for thinning the icing using the "10 Second" rule.

Step 3: Outline and Flood

Using the thinned Royal Icing and a pastry bag equipped with a #2 or #3 tip , pipe a square outline around the cookie and then fill in with more thinned icing. Allow to dry for several hours or overnight.

Step 4: Pipe Crocheted Design

Divide remaining icing into separate bowls and tint to desired colors. Using a #1 or #2 tip - pipe a series of little squares in three colors as shown starting with the center square. Then go back and "squiggle" over your lines to give the effect of yarn. Squiggle a border around the whole thing and you're done!

Cookies Challenge

Second Prize in the
Cookies Challenge

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    AmandaChahal

    6 years ago on Introduction

    these are awesome! do you (or anyone) have a sugar cookie recipe that youd like to share? i cant seem to find one that works well for me. thanks!

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    dabchick

    6 years ago on Introduction

    These are super! Would look sooo cool on a tea table!

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    canucksgirl

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Congratulations on winning a second prize in the cookie challenge. :)

    (I really thought you would have won... I didn't think it was fair that gingerbread houses were even allowed... oh well...)

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    Thanks for all the nice comments! This is my first Instructable so please let me know if I need to clarify anything!

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    canucksgirl

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Nice job... I feel my chance of winning in the cookie challenge fading away...

    *sigh*

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    amy-sue

    6 years ago on Introduction

    LOVE these designs! The frosting really does like thread because of the texture. So cute! They'd be great for treats at a crafting or sewing party. :)

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    MMarianna

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for posting! Cookies look like crocheted!!!This idea is amazing and simple!!! Will sure try.