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. 
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