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Pilgrim Cookies

Makes: Each cookie serves 1.
Skill Level: Somewhat Easy

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Step 1

In advance: Tint fondant as follows: 3 oz. yellow, 3 oz. gray, 1 oz. dark brown.

Step 2

Prepare roll-out cookie dough. Cut figures using large Gingerbread Boy cutter from 101 Cutters set; use large Christmas tree from 101 Cutters set to cut 2 easel backs for each. Cut one large tree; trim off trunk and cut in half to form 2 triangle easels. Bake and cool cookies.

Step 3

For all: Decorate with royal icing. Use tip 6 to outline and fill in clothes and faces (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 2A arms with tip 6 hands. Pipe tip 2 swirls and lines for hair, tip 6 dot nose and tip 1 line mouth and eyes.

Step 4

For Pilgrim Woman: Shape top of hat and brim from fondant; attach. Pipe tip 2 collar and cuffs with icing.

Step 5

For Pilgrim Man: Use fondant to make top of hat; attach. Cut 1/4 in. fondant strips for hat band, small yellow square for buckle and smaller white square for center; attach all. Cut 1/4 in. fondant strip for hat brim; attach. Use icing to outline and fill in collar.

Step 6

When dry, attach easel to back with royal icing. Let dry.

Used in The First Thanksgiving Cake.

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Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

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