I decided to do a onesie cookie, because it's a fairly simple design. I used a basic sugar cookie recipe, only substituting butter flavored Crisco for butter. I did this because I know Crisco makes cookies fluffier than butter, and I wanted these cookies nice and fluffy.
I also used a royal icing recipe. I used to work with royal icing all the time back when it was popular to make flowers on cakes. But, it's been a few years.
Here's how it went...
I mixed, refrigerated, rolled and cut the cookies. I baked them for about 7 minutes.
Next in the process is "fill and spill". You outline the cookie and then "fill" with thinned icing. It took a little experimenting to figure out just how to do this, but I think I got it after only about 3 cookies.
After that dried, I outlined again with white royal icing to give the onesie design. I wrote "Luke", (new nephew's name), in blue and gave them a blue tag.
Quick bag and wrap and they were ready to go!
I also made a few red velvet cake balls - yum!
Here are the recipes:
¾ cups butter (i used Crisco)
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs (room temperature)
1-½ teaspoon pure vanilla
2-½ cups flour
½ teaspoons salt¼ teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Combine the butter and sugar, mix until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking powder, and salt.
Slowly add dry ingredients into wet batter. Mix until fully incorporated.
Mold the dough into a squared off log and refrigerate for a couple of hours. Roll the chilled dough out on a floured surface to about 1/2" think. Cut and place on silpat or parchment paper and cookie sheet.
Bake at 325*-350*F for 5 to 8 minutes.
I just used 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon of light corn syrup and a dash of lemon juice. I thinned it to the right consistency with milk and more corn syrup.