Ahh, can you believe it's fall already?! Although it's still hot and humid as ever (since I'm in Florida), I figured maybe if I made some fall-inspired cookies, it would help put me in the fall mood...and what better way than with some adorable scarecrow overall cookies!!!
What you'll need:
- Roll out cookie dough (CookieCutterKingdom sugar cookie recipe here) - CookieCutterKingdom 3" Baby Overalls cookie cutter - Light blue royal icing (CookieCutterKingdom royal icing recipe here) - Gray royal icing - Airbrush & compressor - Navy blue airbrush color - Cheese cloth - Toasted coconut - Scribe tool or toothpick - Tweezers (for food only - optional) - For an easy, no mess option for cookie decorating, try Tipless Piping Bags. Simply cut the tip size you want and discard the bag when you're done. No need for clean up!
To start, use the light blue royal icing to outline and flood the main section of your cookies. Don't fill in the bottom cuffs, we will get to those later. Set the cookies aside to dry or at least form a crust on the tops.
Next, take 2 layers of cheese cloth and airbrush thin layers of navy blue all over. After each pass of the coloring, rotate the cloth and place it in different directions.
Then, pipe a thin line of royal icing about 1/4" from the bottom of the cuffs and place some strands of toasted coconut on top. Me being the perfectionist that I am, used a pair of tweezers to place the strands flat but you don't have to be so "extra" as to do this!
Now take the light blue royal icing and outline and fill in the bottom cuffs, straps, belt and front pocket. Use a scribe tool to help shape the pocket to your liking. Set the cookies aside again to dry. You can place them in a dehydrator or in front of a fan to help speed up the process.
Once your cookies are dry, use the same technique as before and airbrush over your cookie, making sure to rotate the cheese cloth. By airbrushing the cuffs and small details separately, it creates dimension because those pieces will be lighter than the rest of the cookie.
Take some thicker light blue royal icing and pipe a vertical line from the belt to between the legs then a narrow J shape to the right of the line to create the zipper section. Then pipe side pockets, small rectangles for belt loops and mini dash lines for stitching around the side pockets, front pocket and top straps.
Lastly, pipe two small dots of gray above both side pockets and one small dot on each strap for buttons and you're done!
If you're not feeling the fall theme for these overalls, just skip the toasted coconut part and they would be adorable for a kiddie birthday or baby shower. Enjoy!!