While going through my 2014 cookies prior to New Years Day,
I was stunned to realize that I had not done any baby cookies last year!
So this current baby gender reveal cookie set was born (haha) out of a desire to make some
"cutting edge" baby cookies for 2015. ;)
Gender reveal parties are the rage these days.
In fact, when I did a search for gender reveal ideas, there was an astonishing number of results.
Putting pink or blue-colored dough inside a cookie is certainly not my original idea.
I've seen many cookie decorators use this technique.
But I hope to put a CookieCrazie twist on gender reveal cookie ideas......
Before baking the cookies, add some blue or pink food color gel to a small amount of dough.
Knead well to distribute color evenly.
Roll the plain dough thinner than usual (since you will be doubling up two cut-outs).
Place a small ball of colored dough in the center of a heart cut-out.
Cover the entire cookie with another heart cut-out.
Gently press the sides together to seal the colored ball within.
(see photo below)
Here are the plain baked cookies with hidden surprise.
Normally un-lumpy cookies are undesireable.....but in this case, the "pregnant cookie" works well. ;)
Outline and flood cookies like normal and decorate as desired.
The cute little envelope cookie seen below was created with this cutter
Baby Gender Reveal Cookie Collection