Bake sweet nursery rhyme cookies for your next baby shower. Watch as Erica Clark shows how to decorate pig cookies.
-Hosting a baby shower for a mom-to-be? Consider a whimsical nursery rhyme themed soiree and impress all your guests with these simple but spectacular cookies. Now, these may look complicated, but I assure you they're not. You don't need to go out and buy especially shaped cookie cutters. You just need round cookie cutters in three sizes. Mine are about 3 inches, 2 inches, and 1 inch. All of the cookies use the same process of royal icing with added [unk] like sprinkles or sugar ice or even chocolate chips. The key to decorating with royal icing is a process known as flooding. You're gonna start with your royal icing in a pastry bag or in a plastic bag with the corner snipped off. That's fine. You're gonna create a border around the edge of your cookie. The next step is to use royal icing that you've diluted a bit and thinned a bit with water. You can use the tip of the bottle to help spread it to the edges. The border you piped in the beginning with the thicker royal icing is what keeps it from dripping down the sides. At this point, you can either add sprinkles into the wet icing so they will set or you can set them aside and let them dry until hardened to a nice smooth finish. This little piggy went to market, but this little piggy stayed home. To make him, you just start with large cookie and one medium cookie. The medium cookie becomes the snout. I attached the medium cookie to the large cookie with a little bit of royal icing. I used large pink sprinkles for the nostrils and then I added these sugar googly eyes. To make the ears, I just piped on little upside down triangles off the top of the large cookie. So head on now to the market and pick up ingredients to make these sweet little pig cookies.