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Cookie Making FAQs

How do I use a fondant stamp?

Dust your surface with cornflour, roll out your fondant to approx 2-3mm thick, cut your shape & stamp your image. You can stamp first, or cut first - try both ways and see which you prefer.

 

How do I get the fondant to stick to the cookie?

I just use a little bit of water on a small (art) paintbrush. Some people prefer to make a sugar syrup and stick it on that way.

 

Why is my fondant stamp sticking to the fondant?

You're not using enough cornflour. I pop a couple of tablespoons of cornflour in a new Chux Cloth, tie it closed with a rubber band and use that to dab a light dusting of cornflour over my fondant.

 

Do you have a tried and true yummy cookie recipe?

Sure do! See below...

Gingerbread Cookies (adapted from Chelsea.co.nz Gingerbread Men)

Ingredients:

2c Flour *(+ optional 1/2 tsp baking soda - see below)

1 Tbsp Ground ginger

1c Brown Sugar

150g Butter, cubed

1 Egg, beaten

1 Tbsp Golden Syrup

Method:

In a food processor, combine flour (+ baking soda if using), ginger and brown sugar. Add butter and mix until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add egg and golden syrup then mix again until combined. Tip dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until combined. Roll dough out until 5-6mm thick. Chill dough in fridge for 10-15 mins (shapes are much easier to cut from chilled dough). Preheat oven to 180C. Cut out shapes from dough, re-rolling excess dough each time. Place shapes onto a tray lined with baking paper. Bake for approx 10 mins until lightly golden brown. Cool on a wire rack and add your fondant once cooled.

* this recipe can be made with or without baking soda. It's personal preference if you like your cookies to rise and be slightly larger than your fondant topper then use baking soda. If you like your cookies and fondant to be the same size, then leave out the baking soda.

 

What fondant do you use?

Ready to roll white icing from the supermarket. Both "Royalty Eversoft White Icing" and "Bakel Pettinice" are great. They're inexpensive too at around $5/500g. Just colour it with a few drops of food colouring.