I have Avengers cookies! The Avengers were topping the box office this last weekend with record numbers! I just remembered I haven’t posted any Marvel’s The Avengers party ideas! So today I want to start to rectify that! First up I have a Marvel’s The Avengers Cookie Idea to share with you!
You can make these yourself! Just follow the instructions below, and use your favorite cutout sugar cookie recipe if you want.
1. Whip up a batch of your favorite sugar cookie recipe (my favorite is right below) and use a cookie cutter to make character cookies. They make Superhero cookie cutters in the shape of many Avengers heroes. You can also use any oval shaped cookie cutter and instead fill in the details with your decorating. Once your cookies are baked and cooled, you are ready to begin decorating.
Sugar Cutout Cookie Recipe
Yield: 5 dozen
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup Butter, softened
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Almond extract
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 2 2/3 cups Flour
- 1 tsp Salt
Combine the sugar, egg, butter, almond extract, and vanilla in a bowl. Mix in the flour, and salt. Cover and refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes, or until it’s firm.
Use a rolling pin to roll out the cookies to about 1/4 inch thick, then use the cookie cutters to cut them the shape you want.
Placed on a cooking sheet lightly coated with no-stick cooking spray and bake at 325` for 15 to 25 minutes (depending on the size and thickness of the cookie), or until the cookies are a very light golden brown. Let the cookies cool on a cooling rack.
2. You can make your own royal icing (See: How to Make Your Own Royal Icing included below) or use store-bought. Color with food coloring to achieve the various colors you want for decorating. We recommend green (for the Hulk), yellow, blue, black, white, and brown. Place each color in a piping bag.
3. Begin by outlining the cookie in your base color. (If you were starting with The Hulk, outline the entire shape in green. Color in your outline with green icing and cover the entire cookie. (You can actually use a paintbrush to “paint” your cookie.) Give the base a few minutes to dry and choose your next color. For The Hulk’s hair, outline his hairline in black and proceed to fill in with black icing. You can continue to draw features in and watch your character come to life.
How to Make Your Own Royal Icing
- 3 egg whites, at room temperature. We prefer dehydrated egg whites, available at most supermarkets.
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- food coloring (optional)
Mix above ingredients with a little warm water until smooth. Add food coloring.
If you decide to give them a try and make your own Avengers cookies, let me know how they turn out! I’d love to see photos! I’ll be back with more Marvel’s The Avengers party ideas to share!
Images and directions used with permission courtesy of Walt Disney Studios