For those of you who know us, sports are pretty big in our lives. And for Kimberly, college football in particular. Since the college football playoffs are on New Year’s Eve, we figured we’d celebrate the holiday touchdown style. The games will be on all day in the house, so why not countdown to the New Year over the course of the day? The colors black and white work well for New Year’s Eve, as a sort of chalkboard-look for football, and of course, they represent the referee’s uniforms. We used stencils to decorate the cookies and added disco dust for a little New Year’s flare. These touchdown to the New Year cookies will be a great addition to college football’s greatest day of the year. Cheers to the New Year and hoping your favorite team is victorious.
Supplies needed for Touchdown to the New Year Cookies:
- Gluten-free chocolate sugar cookie recipe
- Royal icing recipe in black and white
- Cookie cutters – rectangle, large circle, and small circle
- Notta Cookie
- White disco dust
Steps to make Touchdown to the New Year Cookies:
To begin, outline the edges of all the cookie shapes in black pipe consistency icing:
Next, fill the middle of the cookie with a flood consistency icing:
Allow cookies to dry completely overnight.
Place 2 Notta Cookies on either side of a cookie and position stencil on top. Using royal icing that is the consistency of peanut butter, scrape the base layer onto the cookies and gently lift the stencil off. You can reuse the stencil many times before cleaning.
Set aside to dry for about 15 minutes.
We tested out different methods for adding some New Year’s sparkle to specific areas on the cookies. First, we sprayed gold directly onto the cookie with an airbrush. However, the gold didn’t show up on the black. Second, we scraped the numbers using a silkscreen stencil and spritzed them with gold disco dust before removing the stencil. As you can see, not enough of the gold disco dust remains on the cookie. Third, we used a food-grade plastic stencil to scrape numbers onto and then spritzed with gold disco dust. We found that the gold disco dust didn’t have the showy effect on the white that we were looking for.
So, we ended up preferring the following tone-on-tone white look. Using a food-grade plastic stencil, scrape royal icing onto the cookies. Leave the stencil in place and spritz it with white disco dust. Carefully left the stencil off the cookie and set it aside to dry.
The white disco dust really adds special sparkle for the New Year!
We can’t wait to put them out on a platter for our guests.