His mom allowed me his first initial – C – so that I could practice monogram cookies. I was eager to follow Bridget at Bake at 350’s instructions from a guest post on Sweetopia. I was also excited about adding chocolate to decorated cookies.
I started by reviewing fonts on Microsoft Word and decided on a capital C that I liked. Then, I printed a page full of C’s in 140 point font to create a template. I piped 2 ounces of semi sweet chocolate (melted in a microwave) with a#1 tip on wax paper placed over the template on a cookie sheet. Then I placed the cookie sheet in the freezer until I was ready to use the chocolate Cs. After the Cs were firm, I cut the wax paper into strips, leaving approximately 4 Cs per strip, for workability while placing the monograms, and to ensure that the C’s waiting for placement on a cookie didn’t melt.
For these cookies, I (very carefully) pulled the chocolate Cs from the wax paper and gently “dropped” them on the square cookies after piping and flooding a white square in the center. After the drop, I used a toothpick to nudge the monogram into place and to press it into the frosting.
Oh, and I made some rhinos and bright green leaves. I was worried that the rhinos were hungry.