One of my best friends recently had a baby and after baking her some treats, she ended up giving me some gorgeous cookie cutters. (I know what you’re thinking… she has a baby and ends up giving YOU something??! Me too 🙂 )
We all got in on the act making the cookie dough and then took it in turns to stamp out the cookies
Not everyone understood the concept of ‘taking it in turns’ 🙂
Next we baked the cookies in the oven for about 12 minutes (on 180C) while pretending to ignore any death stares that were coming our way
We let the cookies cool overnight and then the next afternoon Lily and I set about decorating them. As mentioned earlier…these are very easy ways to decorate cookies – if a 4 yr old can do it, then so can anyone!!
We set to work colouring our fondant a few shades of pink and a green colour.
We then rolled out the fondant thinly and used the same butterfly cutter to cut the fondant into shape
We then made a ‘glue’ from apricot jam and hot water, brushed the cookie and carefully placed the fondant on top.
Decorating Idea #1
For our first decorating idea, we rolled out some pink fondant and used a small blossom cutter to cut our mini flowers
We then glued some sugar pearls into the middle of the flowers and stuck them on the cookie. Easy!
Decorating Idea #2
An easy one – we simply used the green covered cookies and stuck 3 silver balls down the centre
Decorating Idea #3
We dabbed some edible glue onto the wings and sprinkled some edible disco dust (cool name, huh 🙂 ) over the glue
Lily then gave a gentle blow on the cookies to remove any excess disco dust before rolling up a thin sausage of light pink fondant and attaching it to the centre.
Decorating Idea #4
For our final cookie, we rolled out some lighter coloured fondant and used a small heart shaped cutter to cut out some hearts.
We then stuck them on randomly using some edible glue and that was it!
So – there you have it… 4 easy ways to decorate butterfly cookies, and the start of a little healthy competition between Lily and I, as halfway through making them she declared that she loved me, but she didn’t need any help and wanted to do her own ones 🙂
So here are my cookies
And here are Lily’s
What do you think?