Here's my recipe for how I made them. I apologize for not having step-by-step pictures, I made these before this blog was born. I'll be better next time, I promise :)
Damask Monogram Cookies
- No-Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe (can be found here)
- Black and white Fondant (I used Fondarific)
- Something to use as "glue" (you can use anything from corn syrup, vanilla extract, or even water)
- Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art Cartridge
If you haven't picked up Marthas carts at HSN, do it NOW. Run. Do not walk. They are the BEST carts for the Cricut Cake. Everything cuts BEAUTIFULLY.
OK, back to our regularly scheduled programming.
The first thing I did was prepare the cookie dough on my mats. Yep, you heard me right. I CUT THE COOKIE DOUGH with the Cricut. This is a little more complicated then it seems. Your cookie dough has to be pretty much frozen solid or you WILL NOT be able to cut anything. It will just tear and smear around the mat and make you pull your hair out.
Not that I know that from personal experience or anything...
I prep my mat with shortening, put a glob of cookie dough on the mat, and cover it with a piece of wax paper. Then I take my rolling pin and go to town. Take note: your cookies will have to be pretty thin to cut on the cricut.
After rolling out the dough, I throw the mats in the freezer and freeze them. This doesn't take long, so while the dough is freezing I set up my Cricut Cake.
I cut the scalloped circles at 3", and the damask cookies at 3.5", using the Autofill feature. Each image would cut 9 times on a 12x12" mat. After I cut them, I froze them AGAIN, to make removal easier. The frozen cuts slid right off onto a cookie sheet.
While my cookies were baking, I cut my fondant, using the Flourish Frame and Damask image and the shadow on the cart at the same size as the cookies. "Glue" together with whatever you use, and VOILA!
Trust me, they taste as good as they look :)
Stay tuned! I have more goodies coming soon!