These cookies are so easy, you don’t need me to tell you how to make them. I will anyway don’t worry. But what I really want to tell you is what I learned while making them so let’s get started.
Start with a fresh clean cookie egg. I put this cookie on parchment paper in a semi-deep plate to catch all the non-pareils. You can probably do this without the parchment paper but it helped me get most of those little suckers back in the bottle easily.
Then using medium consistency icing (the kind that takes about 15 sec. to smooth over on its own after you pipe it) pipe some stripes onto the cookie.
You can use a toothpick or a scribe tool like this to help shape the icing properly on the cookie. Now for the part I learned and want to point out for you so you are spared the kind of grief that makes us OCD-types die a little inside.
You should first pipe all the sections that will not have non-pareils on added to them. Do not do this:
If you do, be warned, you will not get clean crisp lines between your plain icing stripes and the stripes covered in non-pareils. That’s the part that drives me crazy! Now that all the crazy is out of my system, I’ll tell you that you should allow your plain stripes to dry for about 30 minutes before you move on to the next step. which is to fill in the space between your stripes, wait 30 seconds and then sprinkle non-pareils over the wet icing. Don’t over do it though because the weight of the non-pareils might make them sink into your icing, causing your icing to flow over the edge, ruining everything. Ok I’m being dramatic. I know. Allow your cookies to dry over night, probably the night before Easter and then enjoy!