July 21, 2024


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Cookies decorated with fondant (2 easy recipes and designs)

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Cookies decorated with fondant (2 easy recipes and designs)

Today we teach you how to make cookies with fondant , delicious cookies ideal for snacks, flower-shaped cookies, perfect as a gift for someone special, especially if the little ones in the house make them, for a friend’s birthday, for the grandparents, for the Lady or the teacher of the School or for the mothers.

And below we will also see how to make other cookies decorated with fondant , very simple and perfect for a children’s party or to give away in a communion.

Decorating cookies with fondant is another way to get pretty designs, which is often less explored than cookies decorated with royal icing . The advantages of fondant is that it is like playing clay, entertaining and very easy, especially if we start with a simple design, like these shortbread cookies , perfect to make with children.

Cookies recipe with fondant


  • 220g of butter
  • 160 g de azúcar glass
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 420g of flour
  • White fondant
  • Yellow sugar

In addition we need:

  • Cookie cutters
  • Wooden skewers

How to make cookies decorated with fondant

We make butter cookies

  • Put the sugar and butter in a bowl and mix very well for several minutes until the sugar is integrated
  • Add the egg, salt and essence and mix again
  • Add the flour together with the baking soda and knead very well.
  • Divide the dough into three parts and wrap with plastic wrap, store in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.
  • Once the dough has cooled, we take out one of the portions, remove the plastic wrap and stretch it out, it is best to do it between two baking papers.
  • So that all the cookies have the same thickness you can use a roller with stops or put some guides

We bake the cookies

  • With a flower-shaped cutter  like these , cut the cookies
  • With the excess dough you knead again and you can continue using it.
  • Carefully prick with a wooden skewer and place on a baking tray.
  • Put the tray in the fridge for another half hour.
  • After that half hour, we bake with heat up and down at 180º C for about 10-12 minutes (do not let them brown so that the cookies do not stay hard)
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on a rack.

We decorate the cookies with fondant

  • Once the cookies cool they harden a bit and the skewer doesn’t move.
  • To decorate them this time we have chosen as a motif some simple white daisies.
  • We stretch the fondant with a roller and with another special cutter for fondant like these we cut the fondant
  • We put it on the cookie pressing carefully so that it sticks.
  • In the center we put a ball that we flatten with our hand and decorate with a little yellow sugar of this type

If you want to give them away, you just have to choose a flowerpot, put green tissue paper and place the cookie flowers.  So that they do not move, you can put a little foam, cork or kitchen paper in the center.

Fondant cookies for Communions or a children’s party


  • 140g butter
  • 140 g sweet glass
  • 1 egg L
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 290 g harina

fondant decoration

  • Vanilla flavor white fondant
  • Red paste food coloring
  • Yellow paste food coloring
  • Blue paste food coloring
  • Round cookie cutter
  • Star cookie cutter
  • pajita

How to make fondant cookies

We make the cookie dough

  • Beat the butter together with the icing sugar until smooth and creamy.
  • In another bowl, add the egg and vanilla essence, and beat well until tripled in volume.
  • Mix the egg together with the vanilla essence with the mixture of butter and sugar
  • Finally add the flour little by little and mix with a spatula until you get a dough (it is quite sticky).
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour.

We bake the cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 170ºC, heat up and down.
  • We put the cookie dough on baking paper, and on top of the dough we put another sheet and with a rolling pin we stretch the dough.
  • We cut with a round cutter, and with the help of a straw we make a small hole.
  • Bake at 170ºC heat up and down for 10 minutes.
  • When the edges of the cookies turn a light golden color, they are ready.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool on a rack.
  • When they are completely cold we can decorate them.

fondant for cookies

  • We take a small portion of fondant and add a little red food coloring, very little so that it remains pink.
  • We knead the ball well to distribute the color well
  • We put a little Cornstarch on the table and stretch the fondant with a rolling pin.
  • Cut several circles with the round cookie cutter to decorate the cookies.
  • We do the same with the blue food coloring, cutting out circles to make blue cookies.
  • Finally we take the yellow dye and follow the same process, but this time we cut with the star-shaped cookie cutter.

We glue the fondant to the cookies

  • With a little water we paste the circle of fondant on the cookie
  • Cut a small circle with the help of a straw, making it coincide with the circle of cookies.
  • We paste the stars with a little water and make pink and blue balls with the fondant and paste them on the cookie to decorate.

Finally we pass a loop through the hole. And now we have the fondant cookies ready to play and enjoy eating!

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