InstructionsFor the Cookies:
1. Prepare your Sugar Cookie Dough, chill and roll out on a floured surface.
2. Cut out several small heart shaped cookies, place on parchment lined pan and bake according to your recipe.
3. Cut out large heart shapes using the larger cookie cutter. Then cut in half with knife or pizza cutter. Bake according to recipe.
4. While cookies cool, make your ...
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Category: Food & Cooking
Type of item: Food
Style: Holiday, Funky, Cute
Sugar Cookie Dough, Royal Icing, Plastic Food Grade bag or zip baggie, Pre-made Royal Icing Eyes (*see tips on how to make your own in advance) and Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters (1 large, 1 small)
What was your inspiration?
The birds are mostly based off a design by SweetSugarBelle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetsugarbelle/5590681832/in/photostream) I changed them a little by using eyeballs rather than just dots for eyes. I just love making birdie cookies, cake pops and other sweets.
What are you most proud of?
How cute they turned out!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you decorate cookies often with royal icing, make some homemade eyeballs to keep for future projects with leftover icing. To do this, just line a cookie sheet with wax paper and pipe put lots and lots of rows of white dots. As you finish each row, go ahead and put your black pupil onto the eyes so you don't let the white setup too much. This way the black will "set-into" the white dot and look more like one piece. Let these dry completely, I recommend several days. They will be hard and firm. Then you can take them off the wax paper and put into a little Tupperware container and keep in your pantry for the whole year. Some people say these will last forever in a cool, dry dark place. However, I go through them way too often to vouch for that!