Alright, I’m going to be perfectly honest here…this whole promposal thing did not exist when I was in high school! And to be honest, I have mixed feelings about it only because if high schoolers are going this big asking a date to prom, what is expected for an engagement?! But I digress and I do adore the creative, sweet and over-the-top ways kids are asking each other. With all that goes on in our world, I’m happy to support sincere gestures and making kids feel special! Which is why I’m so excited to share this creative set of promposal cookies with you. All in the name of friendship and love, let’s dive in!
First things first! If you’re looking for an easy, quick, yet delicious cutout cookie recipe, I got you! I remember dreading making cutout cookies years ago because they were so time-consuming and never held their shape good. Well, those days are gone friends. We have a whole collection of tasty, no-chill, no-spread cutout cookie recipes all available for you HERE. Pick your favorite flavor or go with our trusty vanilla sugar cookie recipe! You can never go wrong with this one…it is delish!!
For today’s promposal cookies, we went with our cinnamon spice recipe to well, spice things up a bit! It has the perfect balance of cinnamon spice which is not overpowering but just enough.
And if you’re looking for an amazing royal icing recipe, THIS is our go to every day! I can’t say enough good things about this icing recipe. I see and hear from cookiers all over who struggle so much with icing issues – color bleed, air bubbles and much more. Besties, if you don’t LOVE your icing, try THIS recipe! It’s easy to make, easy to work with, and gives us perfect results time and time again.
Cutters & Design
If you’ve been here before, you know I’m an advocate for using basic shapes to make amazing cookies in many different ways! You don’t need ALL the cutters! Unless they bring you joy, save your money and invest in great shapes you can reuse for years!
For this set, you just need a good set of nesting heart cutters! Most cookiers have these on-hand, but if you don’t, this is your sign that you need some. We use these All. The. Time. I recommend THIS set!
- Classic Valentine’s Day Cookie Cutters Shapes – Fun for kids, teens, and adults these heart shaped cookie cutters are great for baking cookies on Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, or even for baby showers.
I used ChefMaster colors – Sky Blue, Leaf Green and Black Diamond for this set. We buy THIS set on repeat and can pretty much make any color or shade we need!
I also used Bakell edible luster dust in THIS color to paint over the piped lettering.
As far as design, I wanted to make sure the recipient had options!
Simply use your smallest cutter to remove a heart from the largest heart size and then make additional small hearts for as many answer options as you’d like.
I flooded the cookies with a 15-second flood, which is my go-to for regular flooding consistency. Then into the dehydrator they went to crust and get a nice finish. Then I used a slightly thicker piping consistency for the details on the tux and dress. Insider tip: we use this same tux design for wedding cookie sets too! We’ve made them in gray, navy, whatever the groom is wearing.
For the main PROM cookie, I used a writing consistency (DQ curl) for all the lettering, using THIS font from Dafont. Then I used STIFF icing and a 103 petal tip to make the rose and a leaf tip for the leaves.
I like to use my icing from thinnest to thickest as I find it helps me save on icing. So, for example, I make a flood consistency in white and do all my flooding. Then I added a bit of powdered sugar to do the lettering. Then I added more to make the flower. This way, I’m just using one bag’s worth of white icing instead of making multiple bags. This is what works best for me but does require you to think strategically about your decorating steps, so you have what you need.
And then I always have all the cookies quick set in the dehydrator to perfect the finish and shine and then dry overnight before packaging.
Will It Win Them Over?
I hope that these cookies will win over the heart of the recipient! And I hope these inspired you to create your own set or a creative version of promposal cookies.
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