Now that your cookies are all baked you're ready for the really fun part...decorating. For these cookies I used two shades of green icing and a little black for the eyes.
Start by piping the outline for the shell, legs, tail, and head. I also piped the pattern for the soccer ball on the shell. Thanks again to my son for taking a few pictures for me.
Let the outline dry for a little while before flooding any areas. This is especially important if you have a dark icing adjacent to light icing in your design. If the icing doesn't dry first the colors will run. OK, on this one pictured I hadn't outlined the soccer ball part yet. Oops!
Flood the dark green areas of the cookie and, again, let dry awhile. Drying time varies widely due to humidity in your area. Here in this part of Texas it is pretty dry all the time. Dry time for me is fairly short for this step. I always leave the cookies sitting on waxed paper or foil for drying. I once left them on a drying rack to save space and regretted it. The cookies themselves dried out too much and got crunchy. Grrr...
Next, flood the light green areas of the cookie. Also add little black dots for eyes.
Here he is with his eyes.
After letting these dry for several hours I dusted them with some super pearl luster dust. I used a soft brush to apply the dust to the surface of the cookie.
It's a little difficult to see in the photo, but the luster dust adds a nice sparkle to them.
I let the cookies dry overnight before putting them in individual plastic bags. I've tried to rush this before and the icing stuck to the bag. You can always test the cookies by lightly touching the icing to see if it is hard enough. The labels were printed off my computer and stapled to the bag.
These cookies made perfect awards for the little snapping turtle's team. Let me know in the comment section if you try these out. I love to hear from you!