Disclaimer: This recipe has been sponsored by Wilton as a member of their Sweet Treat Team. However, all opinions are my own.
As part of Wilton’s Sweet Treat Team, I had the opportunity to participate in this year’s blogger cookie swap! I was paired up with another Wilton blogger and asked to create cookies that represented their likes and personality. Now that my cookies have been received by that person, I can finally reveal that my Secret Santa was Carlos from The Man, The Chef, The Dad.
Carlos and his son enjoy TMNT so I set out to create some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cookies that represent their favorite characters! I used this roll-out sugar cookie recipe and cut out a bunch of circle cookies. I’m not artistically-gifted so I chose to go more simplistic with these cookies by using circle cookies. However, if you wanted to create more detailed cookies, you could buy a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cookie cutter.
After the cookies were baked and cooled, I whipped up a batch of royal icing and started coloring it. When you do this, make sure that you cover the royal icing with a damp cloth because it dries out quickly! I had one damp cloth covering the large batch of white icing and then another cloth covering the decorating bags I had filled with colored icing.
I outlined each cookie using stiff consistency icing and then flooded the inside with thin consistency. Although my outlines aren’t perfect, they turned out much better than if I had just slapped some icing on using a spatula. Make sure to let the royal icing dry 8-12 hours or overnight so that it can harden. Once the green layer has hardened, you can move on to decorating the cookies!
Once I had finished decorating the cookies, I packaged them up in clear treat bags and sent them off to Carlos! I hope him and his son love these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cookies!
Have you ever participated in a cookie swap?
Who do you know that would love these TMNT cookies?
- 1 recipe of roll-out sugar cookie dough, already baked and cooled
- 1 recipe of royal icing
- Round cookie cutter
- Two No. 3 Wilton Decorating Tips to be used for Kelly Green and Black
- Disposable Decorating Bags
- Wilton Icing Colors: Kelly Green, No-Taste Red, Orange, Violet, and Black
- Wilton's candy eyeballs
- After sugar cookies have cooled, prepare royal icing according to recipe on the side of meringue powder can.
- Prepare your icing colors. You'll need about 1 cup of kelly green. You'll need about ½ to ¾ cup of each: no-taste red, violet, orange, and black.
- Take about ⅓ c. of thick kelly green icing and place in a disposable decorating bag with a coupler and tip No. 3. Follow the edge of each cookie and pipe to create an outline/dam.
- After all cookies have been outlined, thin your remaining kelly green icing by adding a little bit of water. Continue to add water, little by little. You have the right consistency when you pull icing up on a spoon and it runs back into itself within 10 seconds.
- With thin kelly green icing, flood the inside of each cookie. Allow to harden for 8-12 hours or overnight.
- Once green icing has completed hardened, you are ready to create their masks. Take about ⅓ of your thick black icing and place in a disposable decorating bag with a coupler and tip No. 3. Outline a black mask on each cookie, as well as a smile. Let dry for 10 minutes.
- With thin icing, flood the inside of each mask - alternate between orange, red, and violet.
- Allow cookies to dry for 3-4 hours before adding candy eyes. Place a small dot of royal icing on the back of each eye and push firmly to adhere.
Storage: Leftover royal icing can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks.