Celebrate the upcoming release of Toy Story 4 by making these adorable Forky sugar cookies. Create your own edible masterpiece that Bonnie herself would approve of.
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 cups flour
- Fondant (blue, black, white, red)
- Cherry licorice candy
- Paring knife
- Wilton #12 piping tip
- Rolling pin
- ROYAL ICING:
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 6 tablespoons warm water
- 3 Tbsp meringue powder
- Piping bags
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a stand mixer use the paddle attachment to beat the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until combined.
Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt.
Slowly, add the flour and mix until dough is formed.
Roll out dough about ¼” thick with a rolling pin. Cut out Forky-shaped cookies with a paring knife.
Place cookies on baking sheet. Be sure to space out cookies on the sheets so they have enough room to rise.
Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating with royal icing.
To prepare Royal Icing: Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks (7-10 minutes at low speed with a stand-mixer.) For stiffer icing (used for outlining), use 1 tablespoon less water. For the thinned (flood) royal icing add an additional teaspoon of water at a time until you reach a good consistency. Place your stiff icing into a piping bag and outline cookies. Place your flood icing into a piping bag then fill in the outlined cookies. Allow icing to set for an hour.
Decorating the Forky Cookies: Roll out your white fondant. Using your #12 tip, cut out large and small circles. Roll out medium and small balls out of black fondant. Push them onto the white fondant to create Forky’s eyeballs. Set aside.
Create Forky’s other features using your red and blue fondant. Roll out little squiggly lines out of red fondant and make his mouth out of blue fondant. Set aside. Pull apart the cherry licorice candy then cut them in half. These will be Forky’s arms.
Decorate the frosted cookies with all the Forky details.