Hello again sweet friends! With summer in full swing, I’m happy to share this little sweet project with you – 3D sailboat cookies.
Before I jump into the tutorial, there are a few important points to know about before beginning the project. First off, it’s important that the cut-out cookie recipe you use as the base for the sailboat hold their shape well. The key to these cookies keeping their shape lies not only in the combination of ingredients (exact measurement in baking is important) and omission of the leavening agent (i.e. baking powder), but in some crucial points in the process. You can find a whole post dedicated to cookies keeping their shape here.
I used my classic sugar cookie recipe for these, which you can find here. If you’d like to try a different cookie base, other recipes can be found here. It helps to roll your dough quite thin by the way. My pieces are approximately 0.5 cm thick.
If you’re decorating these at a time when the humidity in your area is high, having a de-humidifier on in the room you’re working in will help the cookie dry well and prevent icing from bleeding. You can find more information on drying cookies here, a post on preventing cookies from bleeding here, and spotting here.
How to Make a 3D Sailboat Cookie
If you’ve ever made a gingerbread house, the process to putting together this cookie sailboat is the same. As with a gingerbread house, the recipe for the base and the icing make a huge difference. You can find the cookie recipes here, as well as a video on how to put a gingerbread house together here. I’ll also share the basics below.
Sailboat Cookie Template
If you’d like to use the same template I used for my sailboats, print and cut out the template shapes, place them on your rolled out dough, and cut with a paring knife, tiny roller, or exacto knife. After the pieces have been baked you can decorate them, let the pieces dry, and assemble.
The FULL TEMPLATE for the SAILBOAT can be found by clicking HERE.
Royal Icing for the Sailboat
What you’ll need if you’re flooding the sailboat pieces:
Sailboat Cookie Decorating Video
If you’d like to see a video demonstration of the you can see one on my Pinterest page HERE. I wasn’t able to upload it to my blog page.
Decorating and assembling are quite straightforward, just make sure the icing you use to assemble the pieces together is a nice thick royal icing, not the same consistency as a cookie decorating icing. Again, if this is helpful for you, here is a video on how to put a gingerbread house together here. The sailboat assembly is a similar process.
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