To make Calendar Cookies you need:
Fresh Lemon Royal Icing
Professional Needle Tool
AmeriColor Gel Paste – Electric Green
AmeriColor Gel Paste Food Color 12 Pack Kit
Fox Run 6-Piece Square Cookie Cutter Set
White: 15 second flood and thick outline
Lime Green(I used electric green americolor to make lime): 15 second
Purple and Yellow : piping consistency
Bake cookies, let them cool.
Place the cookie onto the grid guide, center it .Outline and flood with white 15 second icing.
Using lime green 15 second icing pipe the grid. Use the grid template lines for the reference where to start piping the lines.
Let the icing dry.
Take piping purple icing and pipe the month and the date.
Circle date with heart or a circle.
Using thick outline consistency pipe the border, dip the cookie into the sanding sugar, shake the container and lift the cookie, place it onto a tray and let the outline dry for an hour or so.
Store in the airtight container, layered with wax paper.
I mostly use Americolors, in this tutorial I used Electric Green to make the lime color.
I like to use sanding sugar on cookies, even though I own sanding sugars in all the colors of the rainbow, I mainly white sanding sugar a lot. It adapts to any design and make cookies little more interesting.
I love simple shapes, rounds, hearts and squares are one of my favorites to use.