Do you have a baby shower, wedding, or birthday party to attend/throw and want to wow your friends? Try making these super easy fondant covered sugar cookies. They look amazingly perfect with little effort and a lot of style. To start, make your favorite sugar dough recipe. If you don't have one, you can use this one:
1 pound butter
1/2 pound sugar
1/2 Tbsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 eggs
1 1/2 pounds flour
1. cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt for about 4 to 5 minutes on medium speed.
2. add eggs one at a time on slow speed.
3. add flour and mix on slow speed just until combined.
4. chill 2 to 3 hours or overnight
5. roll out and cut shapes
6. bake at 325 degrees about 8 minutes or until golden brown
-don't cream the butter and sugar too long or you will have a fragile and difficult dough
-you can make this dough ahead of time and freeze it well wrapped for a month or longer and pull it out when you need it
Start with your rolled out sugar dough and choose 2 cutters of the same shape but slightly different sizes. You will cut your sugar dough with the larger one and the fondant with the smaller one. Cut and bake your cookies and let cool.
Then roll out your fondant, you can find this at places like Wal-Mart now and color it with food coloring or other gel colors. Cut out your shapes with the smaller cutter.
Lay them out and set them to the side, then grab your cooled sugar cookies.
Using a pastry brush and a small bowl of water, paint a small amount of water on the bottom of the fondant pieces and lay them on top of the sugar cookies. This will slightly moisten the sugar in the fondant and allow it to stick to the sugar cookies.
You should have something like this.
You can finish them by piping on an initial, gluing on another shape, like a star or flower, or piping designs. You could leave them plain and I think they still look amazing! Your friends will all be wondering where you bought these... "Oh! these old things? I made them!"