Last week my beloved went to play golf with a bunch of his buddies and took with him a batch of cookies to share after 9 holes. The idea was to give them a boost of sugar to hit that drive 50 yards further. Super simple design, you just need to make a template with a shape for the green to cut the cookies free-hand. The best way to make the hole is after they’ve been baking for about 7 minutes, get the baking sheet out of the oven and quickly stamp out the hole using a round piping tip. When you do that, you’ll get a nice rounded edge. I made two versions, depending on how you feel about icing, pick the first or the second.
Cookie surface is just painted with luster powder + vodka, which gives a look of grass without any need for Royal icing. Icing is there only for the small details.
In this version, the cookies were flooded with green Royal icing, and then half of them were sprinkled with crushed Graham crackers previously dyed green/brown. To dye the crumbs, place them in a ziplock bag, add food gel diluted with vodka, and rub until the color is evenly distributed. I used two tones of green and a bit of golden from Americolor. If the crumbs feel too moist, place them in a 250F oven for 20 minutes or so, as a thin layer. Add the crumbs after the flooded area sits for a few minutes, so that they don’t simply sink to the bottom.
To add the red flag, because it’s such a small area, it is a good idea to add a little bit of icing to the center, let it crust a little then fill the rest. It helps avoid cratering.
If you feel brave enough, make a green with sand traps around it. There is a very beautiful par 3 green in Colbert Hills Golf Course that would be nice to “cookie.” It’s in the plans…