Ah....spring. It's in the air...the warmth, the pollen, the wind. It just feels like spring! We had a big rainstorm on Monday and then nothing but pretty pretty weather this week. I love hiking this time of year. Despite my allergies, it's just plain beautiful. The plants are green, color is starting to poke out of the ground...ahhhh. Okay...now i'm starting to sound sappy. So i'll get to the good stuff...butterfly cookies!!
Aren't they pretty????
I used my tried and true sugar cookie recipe and played around with royal icing. I found the marbled icing idea from Bake at 350, one of my most favorite food blogs. If you haven't seen that blog yet, you must must must! It's amazing!! Another amazing blog is Sweetopia, she makes the MOST divine sugar cookies. Check that one out, too! She was guest blogging at Bake at 350 and shared her idea for marbling frosting. And it's so easy!
You basically pipe three lines of icing over the flooded icing and pull through it with a toothpick. Instant cuteness! Now, these aren't perfect. I'm still playing around with royal icing consistencies and how to outline the cookies before filling in the middle. But I loved the spring colors of these cookies and my daughter even made a few with me. After trying the marbling technique out for the first time, she was an expert!
Hope you are having some great spring weather. And if not, get into the kitchen and bake up a batch of cookies. They will definitely put a smile on your face!
Thanks for stopping by!!