LilaLoa, one of my favorite cookie bloggers and certainly one of the best cookie artists I can think of, has invited everyone in the cookie world to go on a once-a-month adventure of bettering ourselves and pushing our own envelopes. January is the first month, and the goal is to “Forget About Color.” I decided that not only would I make monochromatic cookies, but I would also experiment with fondant and texture. Just like a good home interior designer knows; sometimes a great space doesn’t happen with lots of different colors and patterns, but with a combination of heights and texture. Putting texture to the test, I think I came up with an incredibly simple, yet elegant cookie design.
As far as making these, I really enjoyed using fondant. First of all, you don’t have to wait overnight for your first coat to dry like you do when flooding a cookie with royal icing. In fact, I was able to make 50 of these beautiful cookies in one night and one morning alone. I shared them with my new friends at the Southern California Cookie Club meeting.
Simply roll out your fondant and press the texture mat of your choice into it. Then cut the fondant out with the same cutter you used for the cookie dough. Glue the fondant on your cookie with a little bit of corn syrup.
The little crowns are white chocolate candies I made by melting chocolate and pouring it into crown molds. So simple. I glue the crowns on the fondant with royal icing. Lastly, I added royal icing dots to finish the look. A simple spray of Wilton Pearl Color Mist and these cookies are done.
Make sure to check out all the other colorless cookies over at LilaLoa’s blog.