Baking · General Stuff · Homemade · Uncategorized

Construction Cookie Template

I was asked this week to make some construction themed cookies for a little mans birthday party, so as usual, I made doe-eyes at my graphic designer husband so he would agree to make me a template.

I’m willing to share, so you can download your free copy here: Cookie Shapes – Construction. To make the cookies the size I did, I printed the template at 129%.

I’m going to promote my husband a little bit here, because I don’t think anyone realizes valuable a good graphic designer and print broker really is. I’m not talking about knowing someone who is good with photoshop (ya, that would be be), but a real, legit, college graduate graphic designer. There have been SO many times over the years that I’ve had an idea, and he just made it happen. Stencils for cakes, signs, logos. I can make a sketch and have it on a t-shirt a few days later. He designs and prints my banners for shows, and in this case, he drew me a template for this construction cookie order.

Pretty much anything you can envision for your business, he’s able to design and print. You can check out his website here – if you don’t already have your own person!

He’s just the perfect partner for a crafty girl like me, and not bad to look at either ;).

For the sugar cookies, I’d love to give you my own recipe, but the truth is, I’m completely in love with this one.

For a gluten free sugar cookie recipe, check out my sisters blog here.

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Some tips for these cookies; Purchase some good cutting tools. I bought mine at Michael’s with one of their occasional 40% off coupons. The brand I have here is Sweet Shop, and I really like them a lot!

I cut my batch of dough into 6 parts, and used a small fondant roller for each piece. I found that working with smaller sections helped me to keep an even thickness and it was easier to cut the shapes.

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When cutting out the shapes, I didn’t cut out every little part. You’ll see that while I decorated a wrench to look like a wrench, I left the part in the middle of the opening. Same with the handles on the saw, or the dividing piece with the truck. The template is also a handy guide for your icing though, so you can see where you want to pipe your lines.

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Chill your shapes before baking, to reduce spreading. Some spreading will still occur, but you don’t need to decorate all the way to the edges.

I think that’s it! If you have any questions about putting these together, feel free to message me via my facebook page. I had so much fun decorating these cookies, I kind of wish they’d ordered a few more 🙂

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