How to Decorate a Hamburger Sugar Cookie
Prepare the following items:
5 Tipless Piping Bags
Mocha Brown Food Coloring
Lemon Yellow Food Coloring
Super Red Food Coloring
Bright White Food Coloring
Spatulas & pint glasses to fill your piping bags
Step 1: Bake and cool cookies before decorating. Make sure cookies are fully cooled. If they are warm, the icing will run off of them. Make royal icing. Learn how to mix different consistencies of royal icing here>>
Prepare the following icing colors:
Step 2: Using the light brown piping consistency icing, outline the top and bottom buns of the burger. With light brown flood consistency icing, flood these two sections, moving the icing around with a toothpick or scribe tool to ensure full coverage and to eliminate any air bubbles. Let these sections dry for 10-20 minutes until crusted over.
Step 3: Using the dark brown piping consistency royal icing, pipe the "meat" section above the bottom "bun" section. Let this section dry for 10-20 minutes until crusted over.
Step 4: Using a scribe tool or toothpick, move around the dark brown icing to create texture on the "meat" section. This will feel like you are messing up the icing, but will create a realistic ground beef texture to your burger. Let this section dry for 10-20 minutes to set.
Step 5: Pipe small dots of the white piping consistency royal icing on the top section of the burger "bun." Moving quickly, drag your scribe tool or toothpick through the middle of each dot to create a sesame seed shape.
Step 6: Using the yellow piping consistency royal icing, pipe a line to look like melted cheese above the meat section. Use your scribe tool or toothpick to smooth out the icing. Let this section dry for 10-20 minutes.
Step 7: Using the red piping consistency royal icing, pipe a thin layer above the cheese to be the tomato. Let this section dry for 10-20 minutes.
Step 8: Cut your green piping consistency icing bag on a 45 degree angle. Alternatively, you can use a petal shaped piping tip such as Wilton 102.
Step 9: Pipe the green lettuce in alternating directions to create a realistic design. You can stop and start piping when changing directions and ensure all sections are filled in to cover the section.
These burger cookies are sure to be a hit at your next backyard barbecue!
Cookies decorated by Laura Luck of Butterfly Bakes Atlanta