The grilling season has officially begun! Nearly every night, we can smell the wonderful aromas coming from a neighbor’s grill or smoker. Grilling is an activity in the summer, not just a quick fire. When we grill, we also tend to chill. Thus, this Grillin’ and Chillin’ cookies set emerged. And since the most essential grill master in our families is our Dads, we thought this set was perfect for Father’s Day. Red, black, and ivory come to mind when we think BBQ and grilling. The gingham pattern of the rectangles are reminiscent of the checkered table cloths of our favorite BBQ joints so we also included some of those. Also, a little trick we learned along the way is to add a teaspoon of black cocoa powder to achieve a dark royal icing color without using a lot of black food color. A little goes a long way. Add a set of Grillin’ and Chillin’ cookies to your next BBQ.

Supplies needed for Grillin’ and Chillin’ Cookies

Supplies for Grillin' and Chillin'

Steps to make gingham patterned cookies:

Outline rectangle - Grillin' and chillin' cookies
Outline a rectangle with pipe consistency icing. We did some in ivory and others in white.
Fill rectangle Grillin' and Chillin' Cookies
Once the outline has had a chance to set up, fill with flood consistency icing and set aside to dry completely.
Spray horizontal stripe Grillin' and Chillin' Cookies
Place a lined stencil on top of the cookie and spray with an airbrush to make vertical stripes.
Vertical stripe Grillin' and Chillin' cookies
Next, carefully remove the stencil and place it horizontally. Spray horizontal stripes using the airbrush.
Gingham pattern Grillin' and Chillin' Cookies
Finally, remove the stencil to reveal the gingham pattern you made.
For variety, try different color combinations and stripe sizes.

Steps to make pig cookies

Outline Pig for Grillin' and Chillin' Cookies
To begin, outline the pig shape with pipe consistency icing and pipe a curly tail.
Fill pig for Grillin' and Chillin' cookies
Fill the center of the pig flood consistency icing and allow to dry.
BBQ pig for Grillin' and Chillin' cookies
Once the icing has dried, pipe words on pig like BBQ or DAD.

Steps to make Grillin’ and Chillin’ cookie

Outline grill
Using the burger cookie, pipe the outline of a grill, leaving space in the center in white to pipe words.
Fill white center on grill
Fill the center of the burger shape with white flood consistency icing.
Fill grill on Grillin' and Chillin' cookie
After the white center has set up for a few minutes, fill the grill top and bottom with black icing.
Write Grillin' and chillin'
After the icing has dried, pipe the words Grillin’ and chillin’ in the center
Dad and BBQ
You could even personalize some of the pigs with a name.

Grillin' and chillin' complete set

These gingham cookies are simple and complete the set!

Watch how we made Grillin’ and Chillin’ Cookies here: