Monday, December 22, 2014

Planes Propeller Cookies

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There are few things we love in our house more than the Pixar movies and Planes is no exception. My daughter is so excited to get the Planes Fire and Rescue under the Christmas tree this year and so we decided to make Planes themed cookies to leave for Santa with a big glass of milk.
These sugar cookies are so easy to make and the best part about them is they don't need to be chilled! For the sugar cookies you will need:

 Sugar Cookies

  • 1 cup shortening (not the butter flavor)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Cream the 1 cup of shortening and the sugar together. Then add the eggs and mix well. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until a dough like consistency. Roll out the cookies with a rolling pin and use a cup to cut the circles for your planes. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8-9 minutes at 350 degrees. Allows the cookies to sit on the cookie sheet until the sheet cools. 
I love using royal icing on my sugar cookies because it just looks so pretty. Royal icing is some of the easiest frosting to make and my daughter loves putting it into squeeze bottles to decorate with. For the royal icing you will need: 

 Royal Icing

  • 1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons water at room temperature
Whisk all of the ingredients together until well mixed. After everything is mixed, separate the icing into separate bowls to color the frosting. 

 I prefer the gel food coloring because the colors are more vibrant. Add a toothpick full of gel to your icing and mixed well.
One of the benefits of royal icing is that it will completely set on top of your cookies, making it the ideal icing to use if you are going to take a plate of cookies to someone. The one downside to the icing setting on top of the cookies is that you need to decorate your cookies quickly after you spread the icing on top of the cookies. I used small peanut butter cups for the center of the propellers and then fruit candy for the propellers. 
My daughter has quite a few Cars toys but she really wanted Santa to bring a few Planes toys this year. Right now at Walmart they have some of the Planes toys on roll back just in time to get them under the Christmas tree. The products on roll back include Disney Planes Flight to the Finish Speedway Rollback to $24.97. The  Disney Planes Fire & Rescue Die-Cast Vehicles, 3-Pack Rollback to $14.97. The Disney Planes Fire & Rescue Deluxe Talking Vehicle Assortment Rollback to $19.97  and Planes Character Assortment die-cast set and the Disney Planes: Fire
and Rescue Character Assortment die-cast set both at $4.97. My daughter picked out one of the die cast sets for her little sister as her sibling gift. 
Are there going to be Planes under your tree this week?
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Masshole Mommy said...

What a cute idea. My kids would get a big kick out of those.

2justByou said...

Oh how I miss my Ikea cups. I need to get another set.
These cookies look like so much fun to make. Almost too cute to eat. Notice, I did say "almost." =0)

MikiHope said...

Those are really cute cookies. I am certain Santa will enjoy looking at and eating them!

Cindy Gordon said...

How fun is this cookie? My man boys would love that! Thanks for sharing!

Savory Experiments said...

So cute and so simple! I don't have any boys and I still want to make some!

Heather Jones said...

These are so cute! You always have the best ideas Debi!

Michelle Feliciano said...

Those are really cute. My nephew loves the planes movie so I have to make these for him.

Jamie Sherman said...

Such a cute idea - my 5 yr old would love this!

Emily Thompson said...

So fun! what a great activity for kid. My boys just love all things planes related!

Emily Glover said...

These are so cute and perfect for Santa!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

What a cute idea to go along with the Planes movie!

Janet Krugel said...

These cookie are so much fun. My boy is obsessed with Planes right now!

Stephanie Pass said...

What a fun treat! My kids would love making these.

Caitlin Fore said...

Awe I like that you made these cookies look like propelers

Debi @ Life Currents said...

So cute! And so easy! A great project for the kiddos too!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

How cute are those? And so easy too!

Rachael Yerkes said...

These are darling and so fun! I love the bright colors.

Shauna Smart said...

What a great idea! My son would totally love these + the planes toys!

Liz Mays said...

What a terrific way to add a little movie fun to snacks. These are soooo cute!

Summer @ Banana Hammocks & Tutus said...

These would be so great for my son's birthday party in March! What fun decor to make them look like propellers! #client

Anonymous said...

I've been asked to provide refreshments for a slide show of aerial photographs. Thanks for posting such a great idea! I'm sure all of the gray-haired buddies at the meeting will love them.