Wednesday, 05 March 2014 10:28
Hello everyone, Kathia here from the Pink Little Cake Blog with a tutorial using one of my favorite cookie cutters. THE MASON JAR!!
If you are like me, Mason Jars are a priority in your house. I use them to store food, craft supplies, and pretty much to store anything I can fit in them. So I thought why not take this Mason Jar cookie cutter to the next level and make some puffy St. Patrick's Day Cookies. Making cookies using a Mason Jar cookie cutter is not only elegant, but also makes a great cookie favor for any party theme.
I happened to have some homemade marshmallow fondant and some leftover royal icing (I was also feeling a bit lazy), so I decided to make the cookies covered in fondant instead of icing. I know some people have mixed feelings about fondant cookies, but I can tell you that using a good quality fondant will make a BIG difference in the taste. Plus, these cookies ended up super cute!! The best part is that it's way easier and faster, so let's get started!
Aren't these cookies just adorable?!?
To Make These Cookies You Will Need The Following:
1. Dust your rolling mat with confectioner's sugar and roll the fondant out.
2. Place a piece of plastic wrap on the top of the fondant, and use the Mason Jar cookie cutter to cut the jar shapes out. Placing the plastic wrap on top of the fondant makes it puffy, which is the look you are going for here.
3. Then trim the lid since you are going to make it in a different color.
4. Attach the fondant to the cookie with a dab of royal icing.
To make the lid, follow the same procedure as making the Mason Jar above.
I created two different size of diamond patterns.
Use tip #1 and pipe a small dot of icing where you want to place the shamrock sprinkle. Then simply place the shamrock sprinkle on the icing dot.
If you want to get a little fancier, you can use a crimper. This fabulous cake decorating tool looks like small tongs with a patterned edge. There are many shapes available, and the patterns you can create are endless. This one here is just a basic pattern.
Now show us your cookies over on The Cookie Cutter Company's Facebook page. They always enjoy seeing all the cookies you create using their high quality and very affordable cookie cutters. Be sure to share all of your creations with them!!
Until next time.....
Happy Baking and Cookie Decorating!!
- Mason Jar 4.5"
- Light and Dark Green Marshmallow fondant or another good quality fondant
- Small amount of royal icing
- Rolling pin
- Rolling mat
- Confectioner's sugar
- Plastic wrap
- Paring knife
- Ruler or Embosser
- Shamrock sprinkles
- Pastry bag, coupler, and tip #1