Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Here is the recipe I used.
1 c. Light Corn Syrup
1 c. Shortening
2 lb. bag powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. clear vanilla flavoring
1/4 tsp. clear butter flavoring
Combine corn syrup, shortening, vanilla, and butter flavor in a heavy duty mixer and begin beating on low. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time until it is all mixed in and starts to combine almost into a small ball. Next move it to a counter that is covered with more powdered sugar and knead it like bread dough until it is smooth. At this point you can add your color to it and start rolling it out to the desired thickness and cut out with the same cookie cutters you use to cut out your cookies. I use a brush to add corn syrup to the cookies before adding the rolled buttercream to the cookie. This acts as a glue. Add your rolled buttercream and you are done.
You can embellish the cookies with royal icing if you like. You can also combine several colors together to make swirls of colors, or polka dots. Whatever you try, just have fun creating. This would be a very easy way for kids to decorate cookies too.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
This was my first try at rolled buttercream on cookies. I have tried fondant before and was not very excited about the taste. I like the sweetness of the rolled buttercream much better. It was so easy to make and roll out. I know several people really like buttercream on their cookies, but it is impossible to stack and to travel. This may offer me another option for those who prefer buttercream.
I decorated them with simple royal icing. I am going to make some simple cookies this year and cover them in rolled buttercream and pass them out to see what people think.