Butterfly Decorated Cookies

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Recipe for Butterfly Decorated Cookies. These beautiful cookies will enhance any springtime dessert tray or Easter basket.

Ingredients

  • 1 batch butter cookies (click this link for recipe)
  • 3 cups royal icing (click this link for recipe), divided and tinted with gel food coloring to make:
  • 1/2 cup red, thin consistency
  • 1 3/4 cups orange, thin consistency
  • 1/4 cup pink, thin consitency
  • 1/2 cup yellow, thin consistency 4 pastry bags and couplers #3 round decorating tips

Directions

  1. Click here for Butterfly Cookie Pattern.
  2. Print out Butterfly pattern and cut out a template that you can use to cut cookies out of the sugar cookie dough. Bake according to recipe directions and cool completely.
  3. 1. Using a round tip #3, pipe a red outline around the center of the cookie to form the body of the Butterfly.
  4. 2. Using a round tip #3, pipe red icing to cover the surface of the body within the outline. Let dry for 30 minutes.
  5. 3. Using a round tip #3, pipe an orange outline around the body to create a bold border.
  6. 4. Using a round tip #3, pipe an orange outline around the the wings.
  7. 5. Using a round tip #3, pipe orange icing to cover the wings. Let dry for 30 minutes.
  8. 6. Using a round tip #3, pipe a pink outline around the wings to create a bold border.
  9. 7. Using a round tip #3, pipe yellow decorations on the wings.
  10. Click here for the FabulousFoods.com Cookie Decorating tutorial.

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