The desire to create homemade sugar cookies that look spectacular has people in the kitchen these days trying to master using royal icing. Let me show a faster way using fondant as your decorating medium. Fondant is a pliable sugar dough that is rolled out and applied to cookies. It can be molded many different ways and its taste can be changed using concentrated flavors on the market. You can make your own marshmallow fondant or purchase fondant at your local craft store.
Here is my favorite sugar cookie recipe to use as the base of your fondant-covered cookies.
Basic Sugar Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, softened (226g)
1 cup granulated sugar (198g)
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar (56g)
1 large egg (50g)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (5g)
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour (420g)
1/2 cup cake flour (60g)
1/4 tsp salt (2g)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, blend the softened butter, granulated sugar, and confectioner’s sugar together until light. Scrape down the sides of bowl.
- Add egg and blend well. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Add vanilla extract and blend well. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Set aside.
- In another large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, cake flour, and salt. Use a whisk to blend dry ingredients together.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, a little at a time, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl until all of the flour has been incorporated. The dough should be ready to use.
- Roll out your cookie dough. If your cookie 送禮曲奇 dough is extremely soft and cannot be immediately rolled out, that means your butter was too soft before blending. Refrigerate cookie dough for an hour or two before using.
- Remove from refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 30-45 minutes before rolling out dough. Cut out desired dress cookie shapes. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes. Cool completely before decorating.
Makes 2 lbs 4.1 oz. of cookie dough (1025 grams).
How to Prepare Your Cookies for Covering with Fondant
Once you have baked all of your sugar cookies, look at each of them to make sure that the tops are smooth. If there is a hump on top of your sugar cookie, that lump will show up on the fondant-covered sugar cookie. You can use a paring knife or a microplaner to file down the hump and make the top of your cookie smooth.