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!
You can now find my recipe for Hello Kitty Cookies in my new book, "The Hello Kitty Baking Book"! Enjoy!