My hammer cookies are done and ready to share. The design was simple but making 200 still took a lot of time and counter space!
I was lucky to have my friend Pam visiting me the day I decorated the tops of the hammers and she helped me find space for them in the kitchen and smooth out the icing after I filled them.
I purchased the cute hammer cutter online from a company called American Tradition Cookie Cutters.
Here's how I made them:
|I baked a lot of cookies.|
|I used a #2 tip and gray colored medium consistency icing to add a line at the head of the hammer. I then let this dry for about 15 minutes before I outlined and filled the top of the hammer with flood consistency icing.|
|I just kept working in sections until I had the top of all the hammers completed.|
|To decorate the handles, I outlined them with red medium consistency icing using a #2 tip and also added two lines down the middle.|
|I let this outline dry for about 1 hour before moving onto the next step.|
|Here are all the cookies packed and ready to be delivered. When tackling big cookie projects, be sure to give yourself three or four days to work on them. Big batches of decorated cookies aren't something you whip up last minute.|