Step 1: Supplies:
Sugar cookie dough- home-made (No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe below) or store-bought mix
Fondant and gumpaste star tool
Fondat and gumpaste ball tool
Cake sparkles and/or edible glitter
Edible glaze spray
Edible pearl dust- various colors (I used red, bronze, silver, white) but there are several colors available
Paint brushes (for food)
Tweezers- only used for food
Small cup (for water)
Brush for dusting on pearl dust (I use a new blush brush)
Small round cookie cutter -optional
Christmas ornament cookie cutter (or make your own http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-And-Simple-FlowerClover-Cookie-Cutter-From-/)
White tissue paper
Black food coloring
Cutting board/working surface for fondant
I love this recipe because the dough holds its shape and won't spread during baking.
No Fail Sugar Cookies
- 3 cups flour
- 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 cups unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar (white granulated)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract or desired flavoring
- ¼ tsp. salt
- Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well. Mix dry ingredients and add a little at a time to butter mixture. Mix until flour is completely incorporated and the dough comes together.
- Chill for 1 to 2 hours
- Roll to desired thickness and cut into desired shapes. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 350 degrees F (176 C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until just beginning to turn brown around the edges.
Yield: about 2 dozen
Step 2: Make the cookie
Roll out your dough a little thicker than a regular cookie (about 3/8 of an inch) You want to ensure it's thick enough to indent in the centre. Use your ornament cookie cutter to cut out your cookies.
As you can see, I made a cookie cutter to save money based on this awesome instructable: .http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-And-Simple-FlowerClover-Cookie-Cutter-From-/
It was easy - only need a can and a pair of pliers!
Cut out as many as you need (I made 6 for this particular gift box)