I’ve had a few goes at making flooded iced cookies before – witness the pink ribbon cookies, pumpkin cookies, awesomely nerdy Watchmen cookies, Shadow Orchestra cookies, Christmas tree cookies, and hearts and butterflies. It’s a technique I love, but don’t often get time for.
I recently bought a copy of a new book by the incredible Biscuiteers (down to £9 on Amazon – go buy it!!) – they do beautifully hand-iced cookies by mail order – and have been inspired to have another go.
I was really taken by the collection of retro-style biscuits, and had a crack at making my own party rings. I think they came out pretty well:
Although not all of them did…
The pink ones didn’t work so well. I made the flooding icing too stiff, and it started drying too quickly. It always surprises me how runny it needs to be – around the consistency of double cream.
I’ve still got some cookie dough in the freezer, and I’ve got a rather special idea up my sleeve for some Hallowe’en cookies… Watch this space.