Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Craft Junkie Too Design Team Day: Fall Create a Critter Cookies

Good morning everyone!  I am so excited to debut my FIRST Design Team project for Craft Junkie Too.  Our only rule was that we had to do a Fall themed project, so I decided to do some ADORABLE pumpkin cookies using my Cricut Cake!

  • 1 recipe "No-Fail" Sugar Cookie Dough
  • Brown Chocolate Fondant
  • Orange Fondant

Here is the recipe for my "No-Fail" Sugar Cookies.  It has been a staple on Cake Central for AGES and is pretty much the go-to recipe for shaped cookies, because it holds its shape really well.  This recipe can be easily halved to make a smaller amount.

  • 6 cups flour
    3 tsp. baking powder
    2 cups unsalted butter
    2 cups sugar (white granulated)
    2 eggs
    2 tsp. vanilla extract or desired flavoring (I like almond myself)
    1 tsp. salt


    Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Mix dry ingredients and add a little at a time to butter mixture. Mix until flour is completely incorporated and the dough comes together.
  1. Chill for 1 to 2 hours (or see Hint below)
  2. Roll to desired thickness and cut into desired shapes. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 350
  3. degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until just beginning to turn brown around the edges. This recipe
  4. can make up to 5-dozen 3” cookies.
My cookies spread a little more then I would have liked, but it was UNSEASONABLY humid on the day I made these cookies.  Humidity is key, people!  For the fondant, I used the "Duff" brand I bought at Michaels (also known as Fondarific).

  I have to tell you that I don't normally use store-bought fondant when I bake, but I've yet to be able to tweak my homemade fondant recipes to cut well in my Cake machine.  This brand of fondant tastes really good AND cuts great in the machine, so it's a win win!  It tends to be a little pricey at Michaels, so whenever I can get a 50% off coupon, I stock up for projects like this.  I used the dark brown chocolate  and orange buttercream varieties.  I have to say, being able to buy fondant in a store already colored that doesn't taste like cardboard is always nice :)

I also made cute little tags for the cookies in Create a Critter.  I cut the leaf (the accessory on the Turkey page) at 1 1/2", inked them with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, punched holes with my Crop a Dile, and threaded them onto ribbon I found in the Michaels dollar bin.

To create this cute and delicious cookies, I cut the cookie dough AND the fondant with my Cricut Cake.  How in the heck did I cut the cookie dough in my Cake, you ask?  You're in luck!  Today is the debut of my Cricut Cake Video Series, and Episode 1 is cutting cookie dough in your Cake.  Here's the video! 

I hope this video helps you out.  If you have any questions, PLEASE email me or leave a comment with a way to contact you.  Next Cricut Cake Series video is cutting fondant with your Cricut!

Now, hop on over to Craft Junkie Too and check out all of Design Team 2's awesome projects!  I design with some talented ladies :)

Have a fabulous Wednesday!


Helen said...

Yummy! I really want to get a cake machine, but just am not sure how much I would use it.

These are just so cute!

Katie said...

These look too cute to eat! Great job!

xosparklesxo said...

Very cute!

Craft Junkie Too said...

Oh Ms. Katie - these cookies are so yummy :) I only wish my computer screen was a scratch and sniff - LOL - thanks for adding your cricut cake projects to my DT - I LOOOOOVE it. :)
p.s. - the tag is sooo stinkin' adorable too.

Craft Junkie Too said...

OMGOODNESS I am soooo embarrassed Kristin - I meant to type Kristin and typed Katie. I know your Kristin - LOL - please forgive me. (((Hugs)))


Melissa said...

Saw your project on Tracy's blog and then found you here through the Cricut Board! Love your cookies, they are adorable!


BrandiLynn said...

those are sooooo cute and fabulously put together!!!

Lolliscraps said...

They look so yummy!

SherriC. said...

Great Video, Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try cookie dough on my cake!!!!

Summer said...

I just found you from the MB and love all your projects, but this one is so so so cute. I must try this and soon! TFS
Cricut Diaries

Pink Cricut said...

Katie--I just watched your video--what a great tutorial! :)
I am thinking about going and getting the Cake tomorrow-- and I was looking for enabling posts--and you fit the bill! :)

<3 Pink Cricut

Mama Bird said...

Hi I stumbled upon you from a question I googled about using paper on my cricut cake! I am so glad I did! Great blog- I am a new follower and am about to watch your videos, look forward to seeing more!!

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