These cookies have been all the rage at engagement parties. I have attempted to make them before but was never happy with the results. Recently though, I found a royal icing recipe that I loved. So when I was asked to make these cookies I was more than willing to redeem myself. I am so pleased with how these black and white personalized cookies turned out!
Here is how I made these. I baked up my favorite sugar cookies and then iced them in white royal icing. I love how smooth the royal icing looks. Once the royal icing was dry and hard I stenciled on the bride and grooms initials. Holding the stencil in place, I dipped a clean paintbrush (only used for food) into black gel food color. I like using Americolor super black. Before applying the gel color to the cookie, I like to dab some of the excess color onto a paper towel. If there is too much gel color, it starts to bleed out. Then using a good amount of pressure, I dabbed the food coloring onto the stencil.
Next, each cookie got a black royal icing border. I used a number 2 straight tip fitted in a disposable piping bag to pipe the tiny shell border. Finally, each cookie was decorated with a black fondant flower. Each flower was attached with more white royal icing.
The black and white color scheme give these cookies an elegant look, but they can be made in any color to match any party decor. Order some for your next occasion! Contact me for details.
I love making cookies, but sometimes my son Charlie isn’t so happy when he is being ignored. He hates being locked out of the kitchen.
Look at his sad face…it’s too cute to ignore!
Don’t worry baby…mommy’s done! Time to play!