Monday, December 13, 2010

Embossed Snowflake Cookies

I have to know if this happens to you.  I start out the Christmas season with my calendar completely empty of commitments and I worry that it might get boring.  Then, within the course of two days, I completely stack my calendar to the limit, my limit anyway.  That is why I missed posting late last week.  I had dessert to make for a Christmas party and ran out of time for posting.  Good news is that I managed to take pictures during the preparation and now I can share that with you.

How about some Christmas cookies?

 Roll out the fondant nice and thin.  Dust the top with corn starch.
 To emboss I used a metal embossing stencil.  Lay it on top of the fondant and roll over it with even pressure with the rolling pin. 
 Carefully lift the stencil.
 Using the same cookie cutter as for the cookie dough, cut circles out of the embossed fondant.  Set these aside and cover with plastic wrap while you bake your cookies.  While the cookies are still hot from the oven, brush with sugar syrup (I used thinned corn syrup) and apply the fondant circles.  Then remove the cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely. 
 After the cookies were completely cool, I dry brushed them with some ultra white sparkle dust.  If you look closely you can see a few sparkles on the cookies.  The photo really does not do the sparkles justice.

Merry Christmas!