scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Now, that's a little diddy that just about everyone is familiar with, right?
Well, how about screaming for ice cream cone-shaped cookies?.
These cookies are super simple to make, tasty to eat and fun to gift.
As the weather heats up, these delicious sugar cone cookies will cool you down.
They're almost too pertty to eat, but don't let that stop you from taking a bite.
Start with a favorite sugar cookie recipe and an ice cream cone cookie cutter.
I found my ice cream cone cookie cutter here.
This recipe only requires a few ingredients including: 2-1/2-cups butter, 2 cups sugar, 2 eggs, teaspoons vanilla, 5 cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt.
Beat the butter and sugar until it's well-combined.
Click here to download a PDF with the complete sugar cookie recipe and directions.
NOTE: I like how a thicker cookie holds it's shape better when decorating. These are cut about 1/4-inch thick and I think that makes for a more substantial-looking finished presentation too.
Decide what ice cream flavors you want to represent and then tint your royal icing accordingly.
I like using a # 2, piping tip because I think it's easier to control the flow of icing.
When working with so many different colors of icing, you'll need to allow each application to dry a bit before adding the next color.
Start with the ice cream color at the top of the cone.
Follow the upper edge of the cookie to create an irregular shaped outline.
Carefully fill in the outline with icing, using your piping tip to help push the icing into the icing outline. This technique will help create a smooth and clump/lump-free edge.
Fill the top of the cookie before moving on to the next one.
While the icing is still wet, you could add a few sprinkles on top at this point for added color.
Set each cookie aside as you go, and allow to dry/harden for about 10-15 minutes.
Once the top color is dry to the touch, move on to the next color.
Again, create an irregular outline and then fill quickly fill in the outline with the pink royal icing.
For the final icing color repeat the same application process.
I wanted my chocolate ice cream to have even more flair and whimsy so I created more elongated outlines so the icing would have the appearance of dripping ice cream.
Pipe the icing around the last remaining bare area of the cookie to create the cone.
Set cookies aside to dry/harden for about 15-minutes.
To add the texture to the cone, just pipe diagonal lines across the bottom of the cone.
Set aside to dry/harden.
Add another set of lines across the cookie going in the oppossite direction to create a criss-cross design.
Set aside to dry/harden.
Don't these look yummy?
What a perfect summer treat.
Of course, like any great looking cookie, these creations would make lovely gifts for friends.
If your friends love ice cream, they'll definitely flip for these.
If you plan to gift these cookies just make sure all the icing has hardened enough to be handled.
Secure the goodie bag with a twist tie to keep the cookie fresh.
Add a color-coordinated, decorative ribbon to conceal the twist tie and to add a final touch of color for a fantastic presentation. ♥
COMING UP NEXT MONDAY
Coming up next week, I'm kicking off a brand new, regular blog column called, GET THE SHOT.
I'll share behind the scenes steps and photography tips on how I set up select shots for this blog.
Pop by again next Monday (6/16) for a closer look at what I did to get the mouth watering photos for this post on ice cream cone cookies.
WANT MORE TASTY INSPIRATION?
I'm linking this ice cream cone cookie post to the following:
Trish and Bonne at Uncommon Designs
Beth at Home Stories A to Z
Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Robin at All Things Heart & Home
Kim at Savvy Southern Style
Lucy at Craftberry Bush