Throwback Thursday: Roller Skate Cookies
Mona Flood is using our cookie cutters to make these 80's themed Roller Skates! Vibrant colors, skate cookies, some throwback music and you have yourself one festive party. Roll out some dough and follow these simple steps to create your own adorable roller skates!
Flash back to the good old days when Pac-Man was invented and favorites like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Devo and Cyndi Lauper were played non-stop on your Walkman! We’re throwing it back to the 80’s with these super funky roller skate cookies!
Items you will need:
- CookieCutterKingdom's Roller Skate Cookie Cutter
- Your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe (CookieCutterKingdom recipe here)
- A fresh batch of royal icing (CookieCutterKingdom recipe here)
- Needle tool
- Gel food coloring
- Rolling pin
- Flour, for dusting your work surface
- Piping bags
Begin by dusting your work surface with a generous amount of flour and start rolling out your cookie dough to between 1/4”– 3/8” thick. CookieCutterKingdom has a great foolproof sugar cookie recipe. You simply can’t go wrong!
Tip: Using chilled sugar cookie dough is easier to work with, and allows you to get a nice crisp edge on your cookies.
Use CookieCutterKingdom’s adorable Roller Skate Cookie Cutter to make nice clean-cut shapes and place them an inch apart on your cookie sheet. Bake until the tops of the cookies look dry and the edges barely begin to turn golden brown. Make sure to account for carry over cooking. The cookies will continue to cook once they are removed from the oven, so be careful not to overcook them!
While the cookies are baking in the oven, begin coloring your royal icing and filling your pastry bags. I always use disposable bags - super easy! Since we are throwing it back to the 80’s you’ll want to use four of your favorite neon colors. I used electric blue, fuchsia, lime green, and neon purple. The crazier the colors, the better! You will also need black royal icing for the sole of the roller skate.
Starting with the black, pipe a thick line for the heel and extend outward to create the sole of the roller skate.
Now for the fun part, adding all that neon color! It looks a bit intimidating, however after you break it down into stages you will see that it’s just a series of lines. Follow the sequence carefully and you will see your adorable little roller skate come to life!
If you find little holes in the icing where color is missing you can use your trusty needle tool to clean up any rough spots. When you are using this many colors, creating a cohesive look can be tricky. Needle tools are great for those tough to reach spots where your pastry bag just isn’t cutting it.
Finish your roller skate by adding laces and piping a droopy bow at the top….
And now you're ready to roll!
Mona Flood | Pastry Chef
Founder of Merci Bakery
Winter Park, Florida