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How to Make Wedding Dress Cookie Favours


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Cookies are a yummy treat as a wedding favour and make a delicious and fun DIY wedding bomboniere.  Guests love a cookie and particularly one home-made and decorated with love and affection.  And wedding dress cookie favours make a great bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or wedding favour for your guests and look spectacular as well as taste divine!  No guests will leave these scruptious favours on their plates!

To begin, you’ll need the 4 piece wedding cookie cutter set by Wilton at Pink Frosting.    You’ll also need a steady hand, disposable decorating bags and some extra cookies to experiment on before you get the techniques perfect.  Here is the Wilton how to adapted to help us Aussies:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon no-colour almond extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Makes: Each cookie serves 1.

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees c.

2. In large mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add in egg, vanilla and almond extracts. Mix flour, baking powder and salt; add 1 cup at a time to butter mixture, mixing after each addition.

3. Do not chill dough.

4. Divide dough into 2 balls. On a floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 30cm wide and 0.3cm thick. Dip cookie cutter in flour before each use.

5. Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet on top rack of oven for 6-7 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.

For decorating:

One day ahead, using royal icing, pipe tip 3 teardrop flowers on wax paper covered cake board. Let dry.

Cut, bake and cool wedding gown cookies. Outline cookie using tip 2 and full strength color flow Icing.

Thin a portion of color flow icing and flow in cookie. Let dry for 2-3 hours before further decorating.

Using full strength colour flow and tip 2, pipe waistband and ribbon. Pipe tip 1 random swirls on top of dress and tip 1 dots along bottom. Attach flower with dot of icing.

Simply stunning!



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