If you're asking yourself, Where's the Beef...don't worry. It's not in these cookies.
These chocolate cut-out cookies are just decorated to look like a side of beef. They'd make a sweet gift for your dude, the perfect ending to a steak dinner, or a festive dessert for a BBQ. (In Texas, we have BEEF BBQ...you North Carolinians, check here.)
I bought the cookie cutter on etsy, but you could always use any cow-shaped cookie cutter and just freehand the lines. Call it "abstract beef."
As for the cookie recipe, I wish I could give you the exact one I used for these today, but I'll have to wait until October 7th (eep!).
In the meantime, use any chocolate cut-out cookie recipe, like this one.
To make Love Me Tenderloin Cookies, you'll need:
- chocolate cut-out cookies
- royal icing, tinted with AmeriColor Bright White
- disposable icing bag
- coupler and #2 tip
- large heart sprinkles
Cut out and bake the cookies, taking care not to press the sectioned cutter so forcefully into the dough that it cuts it into separate pieces.
Use a #2 tip to outline the cookie and sections with white icing.
Place a dot of icing approximately where a tenderloin would be. (I studied more illustrations of cuts of beef that I ever thought I would and this is the best place I could come up with.)
Place a heart sprinkle onto the dot of icing.
Let set about 1 hour before packaging.