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Eggs and Bacon Cookies

As you may have guessed from my previous post, I get a kick out of making cookies that look like other food. Bacon and eggs, one of the classic American food pairings, is among my favorite cookie combos. It’s really fun to surprise dinner guests with a plate of breakfast for dessert! Another eggcellent idea is to package a couple of these cookies together in a cello bag tied with a ribbon for a cute brunch party favor.

Eggs and Bacon Cookies | Oh Happy Day!

Eggs and Bacon Cookies | Oh Happy Day!

Eggs and Bacon Cookies | Oh Happy Day!

Eggs and Bacon Cookies | Oh Happy Day!

Eggs and Bacon Cookies | Oh Happy Day!

Materials needed: Egg and bacon shaped cookie cutters (see note below), 1.5-inch circular cookie cutter, sugar cookie dough (I use this recipe) prepared, chilled and rolled out, royal icing (see my favorites here), food coloring, pale-colored edible marker (I used yellow), plastic or parchment paper piping bags (I use parchment paper),pastry tips #1.5 or #2medium paintbrushes

Step 1: Make the cookies:

There are a few ways to make these cookies. You can use egg and bacon shaped cookie cutters or a large circle cutter for the eggs and a rectangle for the bacon strips. Alternatively, you can cut your own shapes using a sharp knife and chilled, rolled out cookie dough. After cutting your shapes, place the cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350°F until the edges are slightly brown, about 8-10 minutes. Let cool completely.

Step 2: Prepare the Icing:

Make a small bowl each of white, yellow and dark red royal icing. Some of this will be for piping and some for flooding. To mix a similar dark red bacon color to the one I used, add a touch of purple to the red. For the piping icing: add a few drops of egg whites to each bowl of colored icing, stirring until it reaches a consistency similar to that of toothpaste. Put approximately 1/3 of each color into individual piping bags fitted with pastry tips. For the flooding icing: gradually add small amounts of egg whites to each bowl, thinning out the icing to the approximate consistency of maple syrup. Cover bowls with plastic wrap until you are ready to use them, so that the icing does not form a crust.

Step 3: Decorate the Cookies:

Use the prepared icing-filled pastry bags to outline the eggs (with white) and the bacon (with dark red). If you used a circle cutter for the egg, line your own egg shape within the circle. Let the lines sit for about 5 minutes to dry. Using the white flooding icing and a paintbrush, fill in each egg cookie and let the icing harden completely, at least several hours, but preferably overnight. Fill in the bacon with the dark red flooding icing. While the icing is still wet, gently pipe a few wiggles of white on each slice. Let dry overnight.

(Note: if you want to finish this project in one day just let the white icing dry for an hour or so, pipe the yellow egg yolk outline onto the white cookie freehand, and fill it in with the brush very gently, and proceed)

When the egg cookies are dried completely, use the small circular cookie cutter and the edible marker to trace a yolk onto each egg. Be creative here, the yolk is not always in the same place on each egg! Next, use the yellow icing-filled pastry bag to pipe the outline of the yolk. Let dry for 5 minutes and then, with a brush, fill in with the yellow flooding icing. Allow cookies to dry completely. Don’t forget to sprinkle on a little salt and pepper for a cute finishing touch!

Eggs and Bacon Cookies | Oh Happy Day!

Eggs and Bacon Cookies | Oh Happy Day!

  1. Cintia - Sol de Noche {deco crochet}

    March 17, 2016

  2. Daphne @ Be Frenchie

    March 17, 2016

    Dear Pattie,

    it’s truly an artistic work, with a bit of Magritte touch ” this isn’t bacon “. I’m really impressed !

      • patti
      • March 24, 2016

      Thanks, Daphne!!

  3. Michelle

    March 17, 2016

    I love the comical thought behind the cookies, and they really look fantastically made!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

  4. maggie

    March 17, 2016

    Loving these cookies and the vintage Fiesta plate they’re resting on! Makes it all look so colorful & bright :)

      • patti
      • March 24, 2016

      Thanks, Maggie! Can’t go wrong with Fiesta ware!

  5. Paige

    March 17, 2016

    These are so fun! I love seeing all the creative things people so with royal icing!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  6. Amanda

    March 17, 2016

    Yes! I’ve watched tons of cookie tutorials on YouTube and the foodie ones are my fave.

    http://www.theartfulscavenger.com/#!blog/czwt

  7. Kathy

    March 17, 2016

    This looks super duper cute!! I love baking and decorating my baked good so I will definitely be trying this out soon :)

    Kathy x
    http://www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

      • patti
      • March 24, 2016

      Thanks, Kathy! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  8. Ellie-May

    March 17, 2016

    These are so cool! I’m determined to make some funky cookies now! Ellie-May

  9. Cortney | A Whimsy Wonderland

    March 17, 2016

    I saw these on insta and at first thought they were just the most perfectly cooked eggs ever! Lol! But these are so so adorable! Dessert is so much more fun (and tastier) when it looks cute!

  10. Beth

    March 18, 2016

    These cookies look fun. . . and delicious!

  11. Vanna

    March 19, 2016

    I love food that looks like other food too. I would certainly buy biscuits that look like bacon and eggs, it’s just so cute.

  12. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

    March 21, 2016

    EEPS when bacon and egg cookies make you crave actual bacon and eggs. LOVE THESE especially the “salt and pepper”! You’re amazing, Patti! xo

      • patti
      • March 24, 2016

      Thank you so much, Lyndsay!

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