Tombstone Cookies

These unique tombstone cookies are a quick and easy way to put the spooky spirit in your next Halloween party! Simply just bake tombstone sugar cookies with our 3″ tinplate tombstone cookie cutter and add our one of a kind edible tombstone cookie wafer paper images! Your guests will be dying for more!

You will need:
Halloween Tombstone Wafer Paper
Royal Icing Mix
Edible Clear Gel or light corn syrup
Tombstone Cookie Cutter
Squeeze Bottles
– Parchment Paper
– Sugar Cookie Recipe, we recommend our No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe
– Small craft scissors

Instructions:
1. Prepare Sugar Cookie dough according to instructions. Cut out several tombstone shapes. Bake on parchment paper and let cool.

2. While cookies are cooling, prepare your royal icing. Add water, a teaspoon at a time, until a consistency between heavy cream and ketchup is reached. Divide into two or three bowls and dye the desired color(s) or keep white. Pour icing into squeeze bottles.

3. Carefully frost base layer of icing with squeeze bottle onto cookies and let dry completely, about 3-5 hours or overnight.

4. Prepare Halloween Tombstone Wafer Paper shapes by carefully cutting out with small craft scissors.

5. Spread out iced cookies on a large piece of wax or parchment paper.

6. Affix wafer paper shapes to cookie by spreading a thin layer of edible clear gel (or light corn syrup) on the back of the wafer paper piece with your finger. Stick to the top of one of your iced cookies and then flip right side down onto the wax paper and leave for approx. 30 minutes. This will ensure that the wafer paper will dry flat.

7. Flip cookies right side up and add additional dragees, sprinkles or quins, if desired.

8. Let set completely and store in an airtight container.

Back to School – Already!

Back to School Wafer Paper

Back to School Wafer Paper

Is it already that time of the year? We are amazed with how fast the warm summer months are cruising by – but enjoying every second of and we hope you are too! We just got these fab new Back to School Wafer Paper patterns in and wanted to share with you! The patterns are truly too cute for words! The collection includes colorful wafer paper globe, composition book, dictionary pages, and Dick & Jane book pages. A great project to start the kids off on the right foot for their first day back at school – what child (or adult, for that matter) wouldn’t love seeing these in their lunch box?!

For the globe we used our Stainless Steel Globe Cookie Cutter, for the open books we used our Book Cookie Cutter  and for the composition book we used a simple rectangular cookie cutter. Patterns are sized perfectly to fit these cutters.

Make perfect cookies every time with our No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe, Royal Icing and Edible Clear Writing Gel for securing the wafer paper images.

We are stocking up everything in our Back to School collection – check it out HERE.

Globe Wafer Paper

Globe Wafer Paper

Dictionary Wafer Paper

Dictionary Wafer Paper

Composition Book Wafer Paper

Composition Book Wafer Paper

Dick and Jane Book Wafer Paper

Dick and Jane Book Wafer Paper

Over 60 Fabulous New Cookie Cutters

New cookie cutters are in! We’ve made room for several new cookies cutters this spring in unique shapes for birthdays, holidays, summertime and everything in between. These stunning cutters are made in Germany by Staedter and feature intricate detailing precisely cut from stainless steel. They are dishwasher safe and cut through dough wonderfully leaving timeless shapes for you to decorate and beautiful impressions in the dough. Individual cutters range from $4.00 – $8.00 and cutter sets are $12.00 – $36.00 at fancyflours.com. Check out the entire Staedter Cookie Cutter collection HERE.

We love the idea of sprinkling un-frosted sugar cookies with sanding sugar to show-off the unique patterns! Try using our fool-proof sugar cookie recipe for great results.

Stamped with Love

February 1st! Goodness…Valentine’s Day is a mere 14 days away and we couldn’t be more excited to share some unique chocolate treats with you ! These premium dark chocolate heart stamps are a perfect little adornment to a postcard cookie. Simply use a rectangular cookie cutter to cut-out shapes from a batch of our yummy No Fail Sugar Cookie Dough. Then use royal icing to decorate the cookies as you wish (a love letter, perhaps?) and affix the stamp with a dab of icing, just as you would a traditional postcard!

Also new to fancyflours.com are these lovely dark chocolate hearts with red and white scroll patterns. These little treats are so beautiful and could be served in a small dish on their own or could be used to jazz up some store bought (or handmade, of course) cupcakes. The hearts are about 1 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ so they are the perfect match for mini or regular sized cupcakes. The scroll is made from cocoa butter based chocolate transfer sheets, which is another trick you could try on your own. View our chocolate transfer instructions for details on working with these inspiring sheets – just another tool to add to your baking repertoire.

 

 

Showing the love for Queen of Tarts Cakes

A slice of heaven can be found at Queen of Tarts Cakes! We couldn’t be more fond of The Queen of Tarts Cakes’ delightful and unique cookie and cake designs. Fresh off the press (or out of the oven!) are these gorgeous Vintage Botanical Flower Print Cookies. Honestly – I don’t think a cookie can get any more lovely than this – and delicious as well. Queen of Tarts Cakes offers several choices of cookies, including Gingerbread, Tahitian Vanilla and Valrona Chocolate with over 10 icing flavors. They gift box their orders with gross grain ribbon, coordinating tissue paper and a personalized note. A stunning gift for any lucky recipient – including all those moms out there. Don’t forget – Mother’s Day is May 9th!

If that wasn’t enough – be on the lookout for the Fancy Flours 2010 Catalogs – available this fall/winter, which will feature cookies decorated by Queen of Tarts Cakes. Queen of Tarts also decorated a fabulous display of dog shaped cookies for us at the beginning of the year. View those photos HERE. Order Fancy Flours cookie cutters in several unique dog shapes HERE.

Cookie Decorating at its Best with Alice in Wonderland Shapes & ArtGirl™

For all of you Alice in Wonderland fans out there, we will soon be carrying some fabulous new Alice in Wonderland Cookie Cutter Shapes (available mid-April). These cutters are made entirely by hand out of sheet metal and have a true collector’s look. They are about 4″ tall and 3.25″ wide depending on the cutter. ArtGirl™ Cookies so beautifully decorated these cookies in bright colors that really make thes cutters shine. Check out the entire Alice in Wonderland Cookie Cutter Collection HERE! Don’t forget to check out ArtGirl™ Cookies too – she makes custom designs for just about any holiday, celebration or occasion, as well as offers simple how-to decorating  tips that are perfect for any decorator.

Use our No-Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe for a simple and delicious cookie that holds its shape!