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These Christmas ornament cookies are unique and make a great gift!  
 
 
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Step 1: Supplies:

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Sugar cookie dough- home-made (No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe below) or store-bought mix
White fondant
Fondant and gumpaste star tool
Fondat and gumpaste ball tool
Rolling pin
Cake sparkles and/or edible glitter
Edible glaze spray
Edible markers
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)
Water
Paper towel
Parchment paper
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-/)
Gift box
White tissue paper
Black food coloring
Shortening
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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Chill for 1 to 2 hours
  3. 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

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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)
bajablue1 year ago
These cookies are so pretty and artistic! I've never heard of spray glaze before. It really added a beautiful shine!
Terricakes (author)  bajablue1 year ago
Thank you! You can get this edible glaze at cake decorating/hobby stores. Or you can order it online from several sources (global sugar art is one). Confectioners glaze can also be painted on for a clear, shiny finish, but it's more of a pain to work with because you have to buy the remover as well and clean your tools after.
I could only find the spray in the UK, so thanks for the info.

The Confectioners glaze doesn't even sound edible, but I see (after googling) that it is! And they make a "thinner" for it, too? How funny is that?!?

Sugar Art totally fascinates me!!!

Terricakes (author)  bajablue1 year ago
The thinner/remover is essential or it won't come off your utensils! The downside is having to 'paint' it on. So, if you have anything that smudges/smears, then you are better off with the glaze spray. I have also used "Pam" (or any non-stick vegetable spray) to shine up my cakes. And I have also sucessfully rubbed vegetable shortening on my cakes to give it a 'plastic' look. The possibilities are endless!
I know - sugar art is amazing....I think I'll do some instructables on poured and spun sugar in the future - they are really cool!
Love the way you made the ornament cookie cutter - very smart! They look great :D
Terricakes (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
Thanks!