Friday, April 4, 2014

Quilted Mason Jar Sugar Cookies

So it appears that I am on a cookie kick.  Is that a bad thing?  At Cookie Con we received a fun swag bag, which included some cool cookie cutters.  One of the cookie cutters was a mason jar.
At first I thought, "I will never use this."  But then I saw the artwork done by Kathia, the host of the Little Pink Cake Blog, featured on the website Cookie Cutter Company,  and I was smitten and started to see the possibilities.  She made super cute St. Patrick's Day Mason Jars.

Just make your favorite sugar cookie recipe using your favorite cookie cutters.   Funny story!  One of the presenters at Cookie Con, a very talented cookie artist, said she used the cookie chubs from the refrigerated section for her sugar cookie base !!  I use this "no fail" recipe.  I make the cookies thick and I don't bake them until they are brown on the bottom.  Then purchase or make some fondant.  I like Wilton's Marshmallow Fondant.  It tastes good and it is relatively inexpensive and easy to make and easy to work with.  Roll the fondant out thinly and then cut it with your cookie cutter. Then put a taddle bit of water on the backside of your fondant and press on the cookie.  You may have to adjust it a bit and smooth the fondant.   You do not want a thick piece of fondant as it will overpower your cookie.  Just a note, I do think the cookies taste better the first day or two.

 You are right, that is not a mason jar cookie cutter.  I forgot to take pictures with the mason jar so a onesie will have to suffice. 
Then make some cool design impressions with whatever tools you have. This is a pastry cutter wheel, that my children used to use when cutting out Play-Doh.  I didn't measure it; I just "eyed" it. 

I used the bottom of the tool to make impressions where the corners meet.

To get the other effect, I just used a clean, as in washed pair of scissors!  I know there is probably some fancy tool, but this worked for me.   Kathia used a crimper tool to make her design. 

Next I sprayed the cookies with Wilton's Pearl Color Mist.  The Pearl mist just adds such a nice sheen to the coolie.  Yah, just pretend this is a mason jar and not a Easter Egg.

I added some decorations attached with a bit of royal icing.  The pearls are in the baking section of Wal-Mart.  The flowers are in the cake decoration section of Wal-Mart. 

I cut out some white and purple fondant to make the flowers.  I used the fondant cutter below.  I think it was a Wilton three-piece set. 

I hope you try this quilting technique.  It is fun and easy.


Debbie said...

That is so cute!! I hope you try some more of the ideas you learned and show them. I love these.

La Table De Nana said...

You are terrific at the Mason jar cutter(I have said that..or thought those same words.."I'll never use that")
and lo and behold a develop a real penchant for the object!
Wonderful work..
I like the pre made fondant to shape in molds and cut ..I just did some this am..
I must admit the Wilton dries up faster than the bucket one I once bought..I forget the name if I see it I will tell you..
That nifty tool is fun also!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful Joni. You make it look so easy.

Lynn said...

Your cookies turned out cute! I do still want to play with fondant one day, looks like fun:@)

Sarah said...

What a fun shape for a cookie. I like the quilted effect. You are so clever, Joni!

Kathleen said...

Those are adorable, Joni! I would have to use icing as no fondant eaters here.