Hello, ABM readers! I love to be back to share a brand new post with you! I wanted to create a series of posts on how to make different textures on cookies. In this post, I’ll show you how to add texture to taco cookies to make them resemble a taco bowl. Let’s begin:
You will need baked semicircles for the taco shape, your favorite royal icing recipe, and a couple of brushes.
Step 1. Outline the taco, leaving some space on the top and side, then flood. Set aside to dry.
Step 2. Once it’s dry (or almost dry), take a little of the same color and sprinkle it over your biscuit. Take a clean brush and blot the icing all over the biscuit. Set aside to dry.
Step 3. Take some brown royal icing and water it down a little. Dip a new brush and squirt the diluted brown glaze on the biscuit. There are several ways to do this – I personally take my (clean) washed hand and stroke the bristles in the direction of the biscuit. For a more even distribution of the splashes, I recommend using a brand new toothbrush instead of a brush. Set aside to dry.
Step 4. Now that your biscuit is dry it’s time to add the meat and vegetables, lol. First, squirt some brown around the edge of the biscuit. Next we add some lettuce. I like to cut the tip of the piping bag at an angle so that I get a nice curled salad, and I like to keep the piping bag at an angle with the point down. Practice before you put your salad on the taco. Finally add tomatoes and cheese and bam You have a taco biscuit!
Step 5. (Optional) Add a couple of eyes, a mustache, a couple of faces (I like these food coloring markers) and turn them into Father’s Day cookies.
Hope you try these textured taco cookies – can’t wait to see them! xo, Ren
Credits // Author and Photography: Ren Padilla. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.