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Easy Butterfly Cookies

April 16, 2014

I don’t know what it is, but butterfly cookies have always intimidated me!  I always over-think them.  When I think of butterflies, I think of their delicate, detailed wings  (thus the overthinking).  Trying to duplicate one of God’s most beautiful creatures is close to impossible!

Recently, I was asked to make butterfly cookies, naturally, I cringed.  Ugh!  But then…..a lightbulb…. A few years back I made these beautiful chocolate butterfly cupcake toppers.  It was basically swirly chocolate together.  Super easy and pretty!

Butterfly cupcakes

Why couldn’t I use the same technique I used on the chocolate with royal icing.  I could, I did!  And it worked!  So simple and really, very pretty!

It’s a simple wet on wet technique that anyone can do!  Here’s how:

Sugar Cookies

Bake your cookies!  While they cool make your royal icing, I used a 20 second icing.  You can find my basic recipe here.  Add just enough water to the icing so it falls in 20 seconds.

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This is the only tricky part….Do ONE wing at a time.  Flood the base color of one wing first.

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Then add the darker color outline.

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Using a toothpick gently drag the darker color into the base color.  Wipe your toothpick frequently so the lighter color doesnt end up in the outline.

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I added some white nonpareils to the edges to give it something extra.  You could leave them alone or even add some sparkley disco dust!

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Repeat with the second wing and add your antennae and body.  Ta-Da!  Easy peasy :)

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Happy Decorating!
XOXO, Auntie Bea

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Our Annual Family Easter Egg Hunt

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We have a fun family tradition of holding a HUGE Easter Egg Hunt in our pasture for all our family and friends. Everyone brings a picnic lunch and eggs to hide. The kids love it and we adults get to sit back and enjoy the chaos! This year, I stepped it up a notch with [...]

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Sweet and Simple Easter Egg Cookies

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Last year I had the pleasure of being a guest blogger on the Glorious Treats website.  She was looking for simple Easter themed tutorials and came to me for some cookie ideas.  I came up with these super simple cookies that use one icing consistancy and one size piping tip.  No muss, no fuss!  It’s kind [...]

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