Oh what fun to have a hole in one to celebrate! If you or a loved one is lucky enough to make a hole in one on the golf course, make these adorable hole in one golf cookies to mark the special occasion!
Baking cookies for others makes me happy so when my mom called to share the news of her first hole in one I knew that hole in one golf cookies were in order. Happily these cookies made it through the mail to her (and to my grandmother too) and it sounds like they brightened her day! Let me walk you through the steps:
Steps to make hole in one golf cookies:
First, find a number one cookie cutter. Yes, you could use a rectangle or a circle even and then make the shape of the one with icing, but I like the effect and shape that a number one gives to these cookies. My hole in one golf cookies are about 3 inches tall like this cookie cutter. There is also a larger option of 4 inches.
Cut out your cookies and then make an indentation with a small circle– the bottom of a wooden spoon works well. Experiment to see what you prefer: a cut all the way through literally makes a HOLE in ONE or I opted to leave some dough on the bottom creating a golf hole and later placing a sugar “ball” in the hole.
Can we talk for a moment about the importance of freezing your dough before baking? No matter what your recipe states, always take the time to let the dough rest in the freezer. This allows the ingredients to cool such that the butter doesn’t melt too quickly in the oven.
Here are three samples- the top row was baked directly after cutting the cookies from the dough, the second row was put in the refrigerator for 15 minutes, and the third row was put in the freezer for 15 minutes. Clear winner = freezer.
Let’s zip through the next few steps– when you are ready to decorate, make your royal icing in green for the background, white for the flag pole, and red (or any color you choose) for the flag.
Let the green icing dry before adding the white pole and the red flag.
Now let the cookies dry overnight before using a Wilton Food Writer Pen to add some detail. A dashed black line gives the impression of the golf ball flying through the air towards the golf cup.
You could stop there but why not add a layer of texture to create grass around the green. Wilton Green Cake Sparkles are perfect for the job. White sugar pearls make a cute addition for the golf ball.
And there you have it, your finished product of hole in one golf cookies. Now get out to the course and give it a try! You never know when it will be your day (or mine!) to make a hole in one.
Making cookies is only half of the task– sending them across the miles is the second step. To ensure that the cookies arrive intact and looking beautiful, take care to package them. Start with a smaller box then use plenty of bubble wrap to create a cocoon of sorts for your cookies as you place them in a larger shipping box. For more tips check out this post I wrote about how to package cookies for the mail.
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