There’s just something about Valentine’s Day that makes me feel a little punny. Something about all the love and feelings and gushy-ness takes all my internal silliness and cranks the dial up to max. Consider yourselves forewarned: This is going to be a series. A punny series… of epic Valentine proportions. And I’m not even sorry about it.
There, I said it. #SorryNotSorry
And what better way to kick off my punny Valetine (Eh, eh? See what I did there? Seriously, I’m just getting warmed up.) than with Corgi butt cookies. Because, let’s be honest, there are few butts cuter than those little heart shaped corgi butts.
I first saw cookies like these over at Sugar Studio and you gotta admit, they’re the kind of cookie that you just instantly know you need in your life. Also, the Valentine puns-ibilities are endless. There literally corgi be more pawsibilities.
“You corgi be cuter”… “You’re paw-some”… “You’re cuter than a corgi butt”… Or, my personal favorite, “Hello corgeous!”
They’re the kind of puns so simultaneously awesome and ridiculous that you find yourself shouting them at your spouse as they quickly hurry away in search of a pun-free zone. Life is short, so tell people you love them. But life is also scary so shout it in puns.
“Sweetie! Hey sweetie! Did you know you’re… wait for it… PAWSOME?!”
“Hello… wait for it… CORGEOUS!”
“Hey! hey Kim! You… wait for it… CORGI be cuter!”
Convinced you need a little punny corgi butt goodness in your life? This post has got you covered!
Also, bonus points if you picked up on all 7 puns in this post. Virtual high fives are in order.
- Print and cut out the Corgi cookie template. Cover the template in packing tape and cut it out again. This will help protect the template from the butter in the dough as well as make it a little stiffer.
- Make one batch of sugar cookie dough per the recipe instructions. Roll the dough out to ¼" thick on a lightly floured surface. Using a sharp knife, cut out your cookies using the template provided. Place the cookies on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake at 350F for 7-8 minutes, or until the surface is no longer shiny.
- Once the cookies have cooled completely, you can decorate them. If you need some guidelines for piping, you can cut up your cookie template and trace the pieces on using a food coloring pen.
- Mix your royal icing until it reaches a 20 second consistency (meaning icing scooped up and dropped back into the bowl takes about 20 seconds to full reabsorb). Spoon about ¾ of a cup of royal icing into a bowl, cover and place to the side. Color the remaining icing orange. Pour the orange icing into a tipless piping bag or a bag with a small, round tip. Use this icing to fill in the orange areas of the corgi's coat. If you have any gaps or areas you couldn't directly pipe the icing into, use a toothpick to draw the icing into that area.
- Pour all but a couple of spoonfuls of the remaining white icing into another bag (cover the remaining icing) and use it fill in the remaining areas of the cookies. Pipe a thin thread of orange icing around all the sections of the cookie. Don't worry about making the line perfectly smooth. Some jagged edges will make it look more fur-like.
- Once the icing on the cookies has hardened, color the remaining icing black. Use this icing to pipe eyes and noses. You can use any remaining white icing you have to create highlights in the eyes.