There was a time in my life that summers meant sailboats. Little tiny one person sailboats that I could carry all by myself....Sailboats I made out of spare parts and fiberglass....Catamaran sailboats that would fly practically sideways through the water...Big ol' sailboats with booms and giant genoa sails that you could sleep in for days. I taught people to sail and took people on sailing tours and I raced sailboats and very nearly won... and I never thought I would find something that made me that happy.
And then, guess what? There are a MILLION fantastic things in this life! Like getting married and crazy kids and living in South Korea and whitewater rafting and rock climbing and making cookies and MAKING COOKIES WITH COOKIE FRIENDS!!!
I just spent this weekend hanging out with cookie friends and filming some shows for McGoo U. And basically, I'm high on life right now. I wish I could share this week with all of YOU! But since I can't, I'm going to share sailing cookies with you instead! And not just one....but FOUR sailing cookies. Ready?
1. Let's start with the little guy. You could probably pull this boat in and out of the water by yourself. Start with medium consistency brown icing and a #3 tip. Pipe a vertical line from the tip of the cookie down to *almost* the bottom. Then pipe a horizontal line from the left point to meet the mast. Use thick black icing and a #2 tip to outline the sails and the hull of the boat. Let it dry for an hour.
2. Fill in the bottom section of the hull with light blue medium consistency icing.
3. Use medium consistency white icing to fill in the main sail and the jib. (That's the swoopy looking sail on the front.) Fill in the top part of the hull with the light blue icing.
4. Use darker blue icing and a #1.5 tip to add details along the hull.
1. This is my favorite size boat -- it's for sharing with friends! Let's do the mast first. Use medium consistency brown icing and a #3 tip. Pipe a straight line from the top of the cookie down to just below where the sails end. Use thick black icing and a #2 tip to outline the sails and the hull of the ship. Finish by piping stripes across the sail and the jib.
2. Use medium consistency red icing to fill in the hull and pipe a small triangle flag at the top of the mast. Use medium consistency blue icing to fill in the outside stripes on the sail.
3. Fill in the sails with medium consistency white icing. Grab some light blue icing and fill in those middle stripes. Allow to dry for 2-3 hours.
4. Add a small red star to the main sail after the white is completely dry.
2. Fill in the yard arm and the hull of the ship with medium consistency brown icing. While the brown icing is still wet, pipe 5 small drops of white icing and then 5 smaller drops of black icing on top to create the portholes for the cannons.
3. Use medium consistency white icing and a #3 tip to fill in the sail. Let it dry completely.
4. Fill the mast with brown icing and add details to the sail with thick red and black icing and #1.5 tips.
2. Fill in the hull with medium consistency brown icing. Immediately add 3 drops of white icing and then 3 more smaller drops of black icing on top of those to create the portholes.
3. Carefully fill in the sails with medium consistency white icing and a #2 tip.
4. Pipe the tops and bottoms of the masts with brown icing.
Get the cutters for the sailboat, yacht, pirate ship, and sailing ship.
Learn how to make sand pail cookies HERE.
Make seashell cookies without seashell cutters HERE.