Made In America
By: Becky Berowski
Olympic Ring Cookies
Carry the torch.
The 2012 Olympic Games in London have begun. With all of the supercharged athletes and pride in your country, you may start to think about your own accomplishments. I, for one, have already been inspired by ESPN’s Body Issue. It includes some talented and smokin’ Olympians.
Since you probably can’t make it to the games, why not host your own party at home? Whether you’re a Ryan Lochte swimming fan (congrats on his first Gold!) or are routing for Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh to kill it on the volleyball courts, you need the right ‘equipment.’
Straight from The Decorated Cookie blog as well as Bird’s Party, we’ve found the cookies that will definitely win a medal. These Olympic Ring Cookies will delight adult and child fans alike. They are certainly a treat, so be picky with portions. Remember, those athletes achieved those gold medal bodies by consistently eating right and saving treats for special occasions.
Olympic Ring Cookies
Cut-out cookie dough (recipe at thedecoratedcookie.com)
Royal icing (recipe at thedecoratedcookie.com)
2 circle cookie cutters, size 3-inch and 2-inch
Black, red, yellow, green and blue food coloring
5 disposable decorating bags
5 size “4” decorating tips
Black, red, yellow, green and blue sprinkles
Roll out chilled cookie dough about ¼-inch thick. Cut out smaller circles in the center of larger circles to make rings. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake according to the recipe. Let cool completely.
Prepare icing according to the recipe. Divide and tint your colors. Prepare a decorating bag with coupler and tip for each color, fill each with icing, and close the bags tightly with rubber bands. Have ready your five colors of icing and five colors of sprinkles.
Work with one cookie at a time. Pipe to outline the ring at the outside and inside circle, then pipe to fill the ring completely with icing.
Place the ring on a plate and generously sprinkle a coordinating color of sprinkles over the cookie. Move the ring to a baking tray and let the cookies dry overnight.
From Team doB,
Go Team USA!
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