I know it's not Spring yet, but it is right around the corner.
Besides warmer weather, I'm really looking forward to the emergence of some color in my garden and couldn't resist getting ahead of the season and making a batch of these pretty Violet Cookies.
Using the wet-on-wet decorating technique and different icing colors, you could make other flower varieties as well. The only trick is to have all your icing colors mixed and ready in piping bags before you begin decorating — All of the colors have to be flood consistency and added one right after the other.
Start with decorating one cookie at a time and once you get the hang of it, you can move onto decorating up to three cookies at once in assembly-line style.
|Outline and fill the cookie with white icing and immediately add five lavender dots.|
|Use a skewer, toothpick or scribe tool to swipe through the dots. I swiped through these twice but later decided that just a single swipe was better. Be sure to wipe your tool clean after each swipe so that the design stays neat.|
|After swiping through all of the dots, add five dark purple dots to the bottom of the petals.|
|Move your skewer, toothpick or scribe tool up and down through the dark purple dots.|
|Closeup of the finished cookies.|