This New Year’s Eve cookies tutorial is courtesy of our contributor Amy…I can hardly believe 2015 is coming to an end. I feel like I just finished vacuuming all of the beach sand out of my car…haha!
But have no fear! There’s still time for one more cookie tutorial this year – champagne glasses done faster than you can say “pop, fizz, clink!”
These cookies are perfect when you want something festive but you’re short on time. All the decorating is done in a few simple steps – you don’t even need to wait for the icing to dry!
Here’s a short & sweet video on how to make them – keep reading for the full written instructions:
New Year’s Eve Cookies – What You’ll Need:
- Champagne glass cookies baked from your favorite recipe
- White 15 second royal icing
- Opal or white sanding sugar
- Gold airbrush or wilton colormist
- Optional- black piping icing
If you’ve never used sanding sugar before, you’re going to LOVE it! It comes in dozens of colors and adds a wonderful texture and sparkle to your cookies. Just be sure to set up your work area on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet or a rimmed plate. The combination of sanding sugar and airbrush is easier to control this way.
Using your white icing, outline a funnel shape down the the middle section of your cookie-leaving just a small space from the edge. Immediately fill in and use a scribe tool or toothpick to distribute your icing.
Sprinkle your white sanding sugar directly onto the wet icing. Doesn’t it have the most beautiful sparkle?
Shake of the excess sanding sugar and push to the side. You’ll be using this again in just a second, but you don’t want the airbrush to cause a sugar snowstorm.
Using your airbrush gun or Wilton colormist, spray a light coat of gold over the wet icing and sanding sugar. The air will push some of the sugar crystals into the icing and you’ll end up with a nice dimensional effect. Continue spraying in light even layers until you reach your desired color.
Next outline and flood the remainder of your cookie using the same white icing.
While this icing is still wet, sprinkle just a pinch of the uncolored sanding sugar over the top portion of your cookie. Voila! Perfect fizzy bubbles!
If you’re still good on time, pipe the year or a fun message on your cookies using black piping icing. Let the cookies dry a few hours before arranging on a pretty platter, then pop open your own bottle of champagne and get ready to celebrate!
Happy New Year!
We’d like to send a big THANK YOU to Amy for sharing these beautiful cookies with us. These would also be perfect for a bridal shower! Be sure to follow her on Facebook & Instagram for adorable cookie decorating ideas. I first came across her beautiful cookie creations on Instagram and I was immediately a fan of her work!! Have a special celebration coming up? You can also order cookies from her! Check out the FAQ section of her website for more information.