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Chilling in the Sunshine Cookies

Vacationing couple are Chilling in the Sunshine. We started with Grandma’s Gingerbread cookies, decorated them with royal icing and added molded candy ice cream cones. Perfect for summer get-togethers!


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

In advance: Mold candy ice cream cones using painting method. Refrigerate until firm; unmold.

Step 2

Cut, bake and cool gingerbread boys; ice smooth with royal icing.

Step 3

Pipe tip 2 sunglass lenses; outline frames with tip 3. Outline and pipe in bathing suits and sandals with tip 3 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 4

For man's suit, add tip 3 dots.

Step 5

Add tip 3 outline straps on sandals and lady's swimsuit.

Step 6

Pipe tip 124 ruffle hat brim; pipe in top of hat with tip 12.

Step 7

Add tip 2 hat band. Pipe tip 1 outline mouth for lady, tip 3 outline mouth for man.

Step 8

Add tip 3 dot cheeks and tip 2 pipe in lips. For noses, cut tip off candy corn; attach with icing.

Step 9

For Sun Block bottle, roll out gum drops on waxed paper sprinkled with sugar. Cut a 1 in. rectangle bottle and a 1/4 in. square for top.

Step 10

Pipe tip 1s message.

Step 11

Attach candy cones and bottle to cookies with melted candy.

**Combine Violet and a little Rose for violet shown. Combine Leaf Green with a little Lemon Yellow for light green shown.