Hey Chicago, what do you say?!
Calling all CUBBIES fans! Whether you’re a Chi-town native, or supporter from anywhere in the country, these W cookies are perfect for helping cheer the Cubs to a World Series WIN!!
Clearly I’m a bit sports-obsessed, so these cookies are right up this alley. In partner with my baking buddy, Bianca of Mhm That Girl, these easy-to-make sugar cookies are a MUST TRY for any Windy City sports fan. We’ll walk you through the steps we took to creating these treats below…
Start with a sugar cookie base. Bianca sent me a great recipe, but I’m lazy unfortunately, and grabbed this mix. I replaced the eggs with bananas and the butter with Earth Balance.
Mix mix mix your base……. we chilled this in the fridge to make it easier for rolling.
Roll the dough out to 1/4″ thick, and cut into small rectangle shapes. We baked our dough at 375 degrees for 7 minutes.
Our cookies spread a bit, but clean ’em up by cutting off the edges. Perfect little rectangles!!
Use tracing paper to cut your W out, this will be your stencil.
Use an edible food dye marker to trace your W on the cookie.
Make yourself some royal icing (recipe here). Trace the outline of the W and frame the cookie as it if were a mini flag. Fill in the flag with “flooding icing” (essentially we added water to the piping icing) but read more on icing sugar cookies here, if ‘ya wanna get technical.
Grab your blue food coloring and go CRAZY! Last time, we accidentally dumped the ENTIRE black food coloring jar into our icing. This time, we were oh so careful. 🙂 A few drops of the food coloring turned the icing a nice Cubbie blue!
Pipe neatly into the W outline, popping any air bubbles with a toothpick. Ice the rest of the cookies in the same manner. Let the icing dry for a bit – of course, you can go taste testing at any time!!
These are great for dipping in some iced coffee…..in a Cubs themed glass, of course.
Create a whole plateful of these to bring to a World Series party (THIS TUESDAY), holla!!!
Thanks for reading, Cubs Nation. 2016 is our year!!
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