These Autumn Tree Cookies just kind of evolved as I recently baked and decorated a batch of cookies just for fun so that I could experiment and practice.
When it comes to cookie decorating, I will never rest on my laurels. There's always something to learn and new cookies to attempt.
The falling leaves on the cookies were added with a #67 Wilton leaf tip. These cookies came together quickly and what I found most difficult was trying to decide where to add the leaves. I wanted their placement to look natural and for me that was hard to do.
I used dark blue royal icing for the trees and added them while the white base coat was still wet.
I'm now thinking that for Halloween I should make black trees on an orange base coat. I think that would look really cool and I could also add some black crows and a full moon. I know I'm getting ahead of myself but I can't help it, I really enjoy the creative process of cookie decorating.
Here's how to decorate Autumn Tree Cookies:
|Outline the cookies with medium consistency royal icing using a #2 tip. Let this dry for about 30 minutes before moving on to the next step.|
|Put flood consistency blue and white royal icing into pastry bags that are each fitted with a #2 tip. Flood the cookie with the white icing.|
|Then immediately use the blue icing to make a tree trunk. It doesn't have to be perfect.|
|Add some branches.|
|Here's another example. Let the cookie dry completely before adding the leaves.|
|It usually takes anywhere from 8 to 12 hours for the cookies to dry completely.|
|This is how the leaves look after gently flattening them. Wait for the leaves to dry completely before packaging.|
|Here's an Autumn Tree Cookie with some Double-Decker Mini Pumpkin Cookies that were also part of my recent practice batch. Happy Autumn!|