Today is the very last post from the Disney Villain Descendants party we threw! The great thing about these cookies and chalk is that they can be done for SO many parties and SO many themes! Back to school, teachers gifts, or even an in class craft and treat! I mean you get to PLAY with your food before you eat it, FUN!
My kids are all major artists and so they LOVED these cookies. They loved creating artwork before eating it, and the fact that the chocolate chalk would start to melt in their hands so they had to eat it and get another piece didn’t hurt either. I made a TON of extra chalk so it wouldn’t be a problem for them to go through a few.
I made a video for you guys of the two more visual aspects of these cookies, making the black royal icing in the right consistency and of course piping it on, and then making the edible chalk. Both are totally easy, but seeing the steps sure can make a difference when trying to make them for the first time.
Chalkboard cookies with edible chalk
- 3 1/4 C flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 C Butter
- 1 C sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 C thick sour cream
Black Royal Icing
- 1 1/2 Tbs meringue powder
- 2 C 1 lbs powdered sugar
- 3 Tbs +warm water
- 1 1/2 tsp dark cocoa
- 1 tsp + <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=black%20powdered%20food%20coloring&linkCode=ur2&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Ablack%20powdered%20food%20coloring&tag=imtotu-20&url=search-alias%3Daps&linkId=LWQTUIVEZ5RFZHEG">black powdered food dye</a>
- <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HE5YK2I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00HE5YK2I&linkCode=as2&tag=imtotu-20&linkId=A6PDDM5RBV6A3ED7">BRIGHT white candy melts</a>
- Milkshake or <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=tumbler%20straws&linkCode=ur2&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Atumbler%20straws&tag=imtotu-20&url=search-alias%3Daps&linkId=D6GBG3Y2CYLTD3JP">Tumbler straws</a> wider than normal
Preheat oven to 350
Sift flour, soda, salt, nutmeg and powder together
In separate bowl cream Butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, sour cream
Mix in the dry ingredients until completely incorporated
Chill in fridge for 3-4 hours
Roll out to 1/4 inch cut into shapes
Bake 15 min
Black Royal Icing
In a metal bowl mix sugar, meringue, cocoa and black dye.
Add water, and stir until it's all wet
Beat until icing forms peaks 7-10 mins
Add water, about 1/2 tsp at a time and mix until the icing smooths itself at the count of 10
Melt 2-4 oz of chocolate melts
Pour into a piping bag, cut a small hole at the tip
Squeeze into some wide straws, abut half way down
Place into a cup with 1/2 inch of sugar at the bottom
Place in the freezer for 10 mins
Using a dowel rod push the chocolate out of the straw
Break into chalk sized pieces
I’d suggest breaking the chalk into even smaller pieces, as it’s more delicate than normal chalk, and will break anyway. ALSO since the frosting will be hard, consider flavoring it with something so it’s not just hard sugar but hard PEPPERMINT sugar maybe? depends on the time of year I guess. Because they were more about the looks than the flavor (since you have to let the frosting get hard the cookies also end up a little dry) I figured I’d have a lot left, but kids will be kids and the cookies were GONE.
So what was your favorite part of this party? AND will you make your own edible chalkboards and chalk?
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