Monday, June 9, 2014

Dessert for Dudes: Love Me Tender(loin)

love me tender(loin) decorated cookies
If you're asking yourself, Where's the Beef...don't worry.  It's not in these cookies. 

love me tender(loin) decorated 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."

love me tender(loin) decorated cookies
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:

love me tender(loin) decorated cookies ... simple decorating tutorial and link to cookie cutter
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.

love me tender(loin) decorated cookies ... simple decorating tutorial and link to cookie cutter
Use a #2 tip to outline the cookie and sections with white icing.

love me tender(loin) decorated cookies ... simple decorating tutorial and link to cookie cutter
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.)

love me tender(loin) decorated cookies ... simple decorating tutorial and link to cookie cutter
Place a heart sprinkle onto the dot of icing.

Let set about 1 hour before packaging.
love me tender(loin) decorated cookies
Mmm....beefy. 

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cookies!!! I didn't even know there were cookie cutters like this :) Great idea!

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  2. These are so cute, love the little heart! :)

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  3. I totally went straight to etsy & bought this cookie cutter so I can make these cookies for my father-in-law who is a cow farmer!! He us going to love these!!! Thanks for the great ideas!!!

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  4. These are adorable! And they could be man as gingerbread cookies too!

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  5. These are sweet! You are my cookie hero! I gave you a shout out on my blog here: http://frostedbakery.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/guess-how-many-cookie-cutters-i-have-no-seriously-guess/ --thank you for the amazing step-by-step tutorials with pictures and clear directions! I can only hope to one day be as good as you :)

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  6. Wait a minute!!!
    Enough about the BEEF already!!!
    YOUR BOOK IS OUT FOR PRE-ORDER!!!!!
    WHAT!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxooxxoxoxoxoxo
    Celebrate!!!!!!

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  7. I love that you make it so easy for us to choose beef or pork:) I'd forgotten about last year's pigs.

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  8. Just pre-ordered your book and saw Amazon's Bridget Edwards Page!!!

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  9. These cookies are TOO CUTE!! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  10. This is so cool; I love it!

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