Thursday, August 6, 2015

Cookie Decorating Made Easy with Ziploc®

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 It's almost back-to-school for everyone around here, but not before a couple more weeks playing outside and soaking up summer.  Beach balls and watermelon slices are the essence of summer, aren't they?  During a day filled with outdoor activity including stand-up paddle boarding and fishing. we set up a cookie decorating table for 10 kiddos to take a break from the sun and come inside for a tasty little craft.  It's no secret that I love Ziploc® brand bags with easy Open Tabs the most for cookie decorating- especially decorating cookies with kids.  In fact, here is a link to a search for Ziploc® brand on WorthPinning.

I noticed the new Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs last week, so I picked up several types of Ziploc® brand bags with the Easy Open Tabs at City Market. I go through all three  varieties on a regular basis with my baking, frosting and storing of cookies. I use Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs for cookie, cupcake and cake decorating, crafts, caramel corn and omelet cooking. You can find these Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs in the paper goods aisle at City Market.
I don't bake many sugar cookies in the summer, so the reappearance of sugar cookies is a good sign back-to-school is right around the corner.  Here is a set of back-to-school cookies where you can find my recipe.
Follow the instructions to bake the sugar cookies. I cut out circles for the two cookie designs and used a pizza cutter to slice them into four pieces.
 For decorating, mix your frosting colors and place the frosting in a Zipoc® brand Sandwich or Snack bag with Easy Open Tabs.
These little fingers had no problem sealing the bags tight!
 Here are the girls prepping the bags of frosting to use for cookie decorating:
 Press to seal:
 Snip a small corner of the Ziploc® brand bag with Easy Open Tabs
 to pipe the frosting onto the cookie:
 Spread the piped frosting with a small knife or spatula:
 Piping for the circle cookie beach balls.  Then fill by piping back and forth to fill up the area:
Here's what I've learned with little kid cookie decorating; if the design is too difficult, it is easy for them to feel defeated.  Give them an idea or two to spark their imagination and let them decide what they want to decorate on their cookies.
 Look at that focus!  Right at the start, one girl said, "I'm going to make an emoticon cookie!"  Love the creativity!
I was so impressed how the kids showed good manners asking to pass around different colors of the frosting.
 Some cookies were more abstract...
 Some cookies were spot on watermelon slices:
 Some cookies were layered with more frosting than cookie...
 Some kids were layered with more frosting than others...
All of the kids had a really great time getting together and creating something as unique and as individual as they are that they could also eat as a treat!
How do you get ready for back-to-school? Tomorrow, we'll head out with our school supply list in hand. Guess what is on the list? Even teachers know how versatile Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs can be for all sorts of organization, projects and more! Check out these specials at your favorite Kroger brand store:
  • 7/20 to 8/16: $3.99 promo on:
    • Ziploc® Storage Bag Quart Value Pack 48ct
    • Ziploc® Storage Bag Gallon Value Pack 38ct
    • Ziploc® Freezer Bag Quart Value Pack 38ct
    • Ziploc® Freezer Bag Gallon Value Pack 28ct.
  • 8/9 to 8/30: $0.50 off regular retail price on:
    • Ziploc® Sandwich Bag 40ct
    • Ziploc® Sandwich Bag 90ct
    • Ziploc® Snack Bag 90ct

1 comment :

  1. So decorating cookies is one of my "I will master this one day!" challenges. (I got the baking, just not the decorating...) I think I can do this!



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