As I’ve mentioned a few times before, Scarlet is super into baking. She starts a baking class tomorrow, she watches all the baking championship shows on Food Network, and she wants to own a baking business. At age 9! Whether or not that’s possible, I do know that it’s been fun trying new things with her – like Royal Icing – and like fondant. Love it or hate it – it’s a key to gorgeousness, and especially this time of year! And it’s super fun to play with. I love sculpting.
Easter Egg Sugar Cookies:
What You Need:
Your favorite sugar cookie dough (we used an instant mix)
8-9 oz. yellow fondant
4-5 oz. pink fondant
3-4 oz. purple fondant
Egg cookie cutter (about 2.5 inches long and 2 inches at its widest part)
Yields: One dozen decorated sugar cookies
What You Do:
1 – First, sprinkle flour on a clean working surface and then coat a rolling pin with flour.
2 – On the coated surface, roll out your sugar cookie dough until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
3 – Using your egg-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 12 eggs from your cookie dough. Save the rest of the cookie dough (if any!) in plastic wrap and refrigerate for your next recipe!
4 – Then, bake in a pre-heated oven, according to the cookie’s directions.
5 – Once the cookies have baked, allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.
6 – Roll out your fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Using the same egg-shaped cookie cutter, cut out one dozen egg-shaped fondant pieces. You will want 12 of them.
7 – Press one egg-shaped fondant onto each cookie.
8 – Roll out pink fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Using a paring knife, cut out strips, about ½ an inch wide and 3 inches long.
9 – Place on pink strip on each cookie, on a slight curve. Trim any excess.
10 – Roll out purple fondant, about ¼ of an inch thick. Using Wilton tip #11, cut out 60 purple fondant pieces.
11 – Place 5 purple circles on each cookie, just above the pink stripe. I recommend starting with the middle circle and working your way out – this ensures that the circles look even and centered.
12 – Lastly, serve and enjoy!