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Learn how to make easy flame cookies with this simple tutorial. Decorated with royal icing and sprinkles, these flame cookies are vibrant and will fit in with a fireman or camping party.
The flame cookies are super easy to make, they taste delicious and they will brighten up the dessert table.
One of the hardest things to do when you are not a professional baker is to try and create themed party food.
It’s easy to scroll through Pinterest, see lots of amazing ideas and gather a board of ideas that would make a truly wonderful party. Then the reality hits, that you don’t have the time or the experience to actually create them.
Even when you try to give them a go, they just don’t turn out looking like the picture and then the disappointment sets in.
I’ve been there. I’ve done that and I totally get it!
What happens now when I create themed party food is that I consider all the options to make the idea as simple as possible, but also still ensuring the outcome looks impressive.
That’s exactly what happened with these flame cookies.
There are some amazing examples of flamed cookies, with the cookie icing colors blending so perfectly together that they actually look like a real flame.
But the question is, would I be able to recreate that?
However these flame cookies can be recreated by absolutely anyone, because they are SUPER SIMPLE!
They look great, they fit the theme, the kids loved them and they were easy to make. That’s a winner in my book!
Ingredients Needed To Make Flame Cookies
A few simple ingredients are required to make the flame cookies.
- Sugar Cookies
- Royal Cookie Icing
- Red Icing Coloring (if red icing is not pre-purchased)
- Orange Sprinkles
- Yellow Sprinkles
- Piping Bag
Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe
I generally use the same recipe for the cookies at my parties and it’s a basic sugar cookie recipe.
It’s quick and easy and has a nice subtle taste that doesn’t conflict with any decoration on the top.
- 150g Plain Flour
- 100g Butter
- 50g Castor Sugar
- Using finger tips, rub the flour and butter together to form crumbs.
- Stir in the sugar.
- Kneed the mixture together until it forms a dough.
- Bake at 180 degrees (350F) for 10-15 minutes.
- Leave to cool on a wire rack before decorating.
- TO DECORATE:
- Use red royal icing to draw a circle on the top of the cookies. Start with the outer circle line and fill in the middle.
- Sprinkle yellow and orange sprinkles over the top of the icing before it dries.
How To Make Flame Cookies In 4 Simple Steps
Step 1: Bake The Cookies
Use the recipe above to bake these easy sugar cookies and use a round cookie cutter to cut into shape.
Alternatively if you don’t want to bake the cookies, you can use any plain round cookies from the store.
Step 2: Cover the Cookies With Red Cookie Icing
Use red coloring to create the red cookie icing. If you don’t have red icing, simply add red coloring to the white icing and mix well.
Pour the icing into a piping bag and create a round circle on the top of the cookies.
Start by creating the outer edge and then fill in the middle of the icing.
Step 3: Cover The Icing With Sprinkles
The icing sets pretty quickly once it is on the cookie, so you will need to add the sprinkles before the icing dries.
I recommend icing just 2-3 cookies at a time and then immediately put the sprinkles on.
The icing in the piping bag will stay soft, but as soon as it meets the air it starts to dry.
Step 4: Leave The Cookies To Fully Set
The outside of the icing sets pretty quickly (hence why it is recommended to get the sprinkles on the top of the cookies as soon as possible).
The inside of the icing however remains soft for an hour or two.
Leave all the cookies to completely harden before stacking them away in a box otherwise you will crack the top of the icing.
Once the icing is completely dry, the cookies can be stored in an air tight container. Make sure that you place a layer of parchment paper in between the cookies to ensure they don’t stick together.
The cookies are then all ready to be enjoyed at the party.
The will look incredibly vibrant on the party table, and they taste absolutely delicious.
Fun and easy flame cookies. This is the simple way of creating something fun for the party without stressing yourself out.
Whether you are holding a fireman or a camping party, these cookies will work perfectly with your theme.
The kids will think they are amazing and you won’t have spent hours in the kitchen trying to create the perfect flame in the cookie.
Remember sometimes the simplest things are often the best!
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