These were made for a bride who wanted a cookie favor to add to the welcome baskets that her wedding guests would receive at the hotel. What a great idea! Instead of (or maybe, in addition to) the gum, candy bars, and snacks that brides typically fill the baskets with, her guests will receive a beautiful, delicious, homemade treat!
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|Roll out the dough about 1/4 inch thick. It helps to work |
in batches here. Take about a quarter to a third of the
cookie dough & roll it out on a smooth clean surface that
has been dusted with flour and confectioner's sugar.
|Cut out starfish shapes.|
|Place on starfish on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.|
|After baking at 400 F for about 10 minutes (depending on the |
cookie sheet used & the tendencies of your oven) cool on the
cookie sheet for a few minutes. Carefully place on cooling rack.
|Once cooled completely, outline and fill with a coral/peach color. |
I used about 1/4 tsp of the Creamy Peach gel coloring by Wilton.
|The base layer should set for about an hour or more. Using the |
same peach color, add a dot in the center, and then about 6 more
dots in a line along each point of the star. When the dots are still
wet, place a white pearl sprinkle on each one.
|Fill in with more peach icing dots along the sprinkles.|
|Outline the edge for a more defined starfish shape.|
|All wrapped up!|
Tools & Equipment:
Here are some of the special gadgets and equipment I used for these cookies...
|Rolling Pin Rubber Sizers|
|Wilton Icing Colors|
|Wilton Pearlized Sprinkles|
White Sugar Pearls