Friday, September 14, 2012

hello kitty cookies


Last year I made these flower sugar cookies for my friend Vicky, as cookie favors for her daughter's first birthday.  And this year for her daughter's second birthday, she asked me to make Hello Kitty cookies!  As you know, I love anything Hello Kitty, so I was excited to make Hello Kitty cookies.  (In truth, I've been waiting for someone to ask me to make Hello Kitty cookies!)  The party colors would be yellow and grey, with a touch of pink, so we decided that I would make yellow and grey bows for Hello Kitty, with a pink nose.

On a side note, I've made Hello Kitty cookies before, a few years ago when I first started learning how to decorate cookies.  But this is how they looked back then:


Don't they look way better now?


So, I started by making my favorite sugar cookie recipe.  After I wrapped the dough and let it chill in the fridge, I rolled it out and used my Wilton Hello Kitty cookie cutter to stamp out my cookies. Then I baked them at 350F for about 10-12 minutes until they were golden.


Next I made a batch of royal icing, and divided it into 5 portions - the largest portion I left white, two small portions I colored pink and black, and last two medium portions I colored grey and yellow.  Then I piped outlines for the bow in yellow and grey stiff icing, and then filled them in with runny icing.



Then I outlined the ears and face with white stiff icing, and filled that in as well.


After letting the cookies dry overnight, I was ready to pipe on the details.  I started with piping the eyes.


Followed by black whiskers, a black outline around the bow, and a pink nose.


I considered also piping a final white outline around the face and ears, but I decided against it.


In the end I thought the yellow and grey combination was adorable!


In addition to the cookies, I also made a Hello Kitty cake, as well as cupcakes to go along with them.  Stay tuned for that upcoming post!

21 comments:

  1. oh gosh i want! They are so so cute! ^^

    I wish I have the utensils to make it.

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    1. thank you! :) by the way, you can buy the cookie cutter on amazon, and i've also seen it in craft stores and party stores.


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  2. Very cute, loads of work for these cookies yea^^

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    1. thanks @Daphne! lots of work, but fun! :)

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  3. Wow, your cookies look amazing. Decorating cookies require so much paticence, but can be so fun.

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    1. @Creative-Pink - wow, thanks so much for the award! :) just left you a comment on your site!

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  5. Hi Michele,
    I was looking to bake a hello kitty cake this weekend for my daughter and while searching I came across your blog and boy was I amazed!!!! here is one big hello kitty fan I say :-) I went through almost 2/3rd of your blog yes I did!!. I found your creamcheese buttercream recipe. I wanted to know 1)if that is what you use to make the hello kitty image on your cakes. 2)And if yes does it go well with a chocolate frosting on the rest of the cake.3)If you have a creamy chocolate frosting could you please share the recipe . I know for the cake u use Ina garten's recipe :-). 4)Also please suggest some good filling for the cake. No ice creams please, I know you are an expert at that but I'm well ... not :-). Would a raspberry jam whipcream be good? Please reply ASAP as I don't have much time. And I came across your blog only yesterday :-( . Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!

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    1. @Anonymous - sorry for the late response! my son's birthday was sept 29th and so i've been busy baking spiderman goodies for the past week! anyway, so glad you found my blog and are enjoying it! to answer your questions:

      1) yes you can use either the cream cheese buttercream, or a regular cream cheese frosting on the hello kitty cake
      2) yes it does go well with chocolate frosting
      3) as for a creamy chocolate frosting, i like a chocolate cream cheese frosting, basically a cream cheese frosting with either cocoa powder or melted chocolate added to it
      4) my favorite fillings are chocolate mousse and strawberry whipped cream. and your idea for raspberry jam whiped cream sounds deelish!

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  6. Hello Im making hello kitty cookies for my daughter dor her 3rd birthday party, I noticed that you used stiff icing and runny icing. What is the difference?

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    1. @ALICIA HEARD - hello! stiff icing is used for piping outlines or borders or detail work, because it's more stiff and stays in place and is pipeable. runny icing is more watery and is used for filling large areas of cookie. if you look in m pictures above, you can see that i usually outline with stiff icing first before filling in with runny icng, otherwise the icing would just start to drip off the sides of the cookie! hope that helps!

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  7. Please could you share your chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe :) mynxiemynx@gmail.com

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  8. I would like to make these adorable HK cookies! What type of icing did you use for the black eyes, whiskers? Did you mix your own icing with black food coloring or did you buy a ready made tube of icing from the store? I want all the icing to dry because I want to put a plastic cellophane cover with a ribbon to give away.

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    1. @Anonymous - i used royal icing, that i mixed myself and added coloring to. i use americolor gel food coloring and it works great!

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  9. do you bake them before or after you place the icing on the cookies

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    1. @Anonymous - you bake them first, and then put the icing on.

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