My brother-in-law recently proposed to his girlfriend, and invited both families along to watch. It was a big ordeal with a trolley, a fancy dinner, and group pictures around downtown Chicago. I made these Engagement Cookies for the party on the night of the engagement. The pressure was on since this was a very important night and everything else was so well planned. Sugar cookies are one of my favorite things to make, but they have mostly been with kid-related designs (Star Wars Cookies and Elmo Cookies). I recently made Pumpkin Pie Sugar Cookies, and the recipe for sugar cookies and frosting is posted here.
I was sent some pictures from Pinterest as examples. I am no artist, and stick figures are all that I’m capable of drawing, if that. I draw stick figures of people doing exercises at work all the time, but piping them on a cookie is a whole different story. My handwriting is terrible, so piping initials is not my strength. I used one batch of white frosting to cover the cookies. I let that dry for at least two hours before moving on to the top layers to keep them from running together. I used another batch of frosting for the border and stick figures, plain white for the borders, and I used gel food coloring to make black frosting for the stick figures. I used a Wilton #2 decorating tip for the dot borders and the stick figures. The stick figures were not as bad to pipe as I thought they might be. I think a #1 tip would have worked for the stick figures, but I’ve had some problems with the frosting curling with the smaller tips. I may have made it too thick, but, like I said, these cookies were too important to risk it, and I didn’t have time to redo them. With the #2 tip, I couldn’t make faces, but sometimes less is more. I used Wilton Pearl Sprinkles for the ring. Wilton also has Sparkling Sugar Sprinkles that you could use for the ring; you’ll need to use kitchen tweezers to place the sprinkles so they go where you want them to. I had some Valentine sprinkles that had hearts for the girl’s hair. You could also use a flower sprinkle.