While some of y’all may have seen enough snow this season, we’re enjoying it out in Colorado. Not only did we have a powder day this past week at my home mountain, but I also had the opportunity to go snowcat skiing at Chicago Ridge!
To make the week even better, we had guests in town. In fact, we had another gluten free guest in the house, which is a welcome treat since I’m the sole celiac in my immediate family. It also gave me a reason to make some cookies!
Some of you may remember my Super Bowl Cookies, where I tried out Satin Ice fondant and a 3D Modeling Clay. While the modeling clay wasn’t my favorite, I’m using the fondant again today. Not only is it allergy friendly and tasty, but I find it easy to manipulate! Thanks, Satin Ice!
This time, I tried out a Glutino Mix, which we all enjoyed. No one in our household likes plain sugar cookies, so I didn’t have a good judge for that aspect of the cookie. HOWEVER, we all thought the mix was simple and sweet. And, accompanied by the frosting we all thought the flavors went well together. My sister even said it’s her favorite dessert that I’ve made her! (Trust me, that’s a huge compliment.)
Now, without further ado, I present the step by step cookie creation guide accompanied by plenty of pictures! Enjoy!
Wintertime Sugar Cookies
- Sugar Cookies (I used a Glutino Mix.)
- Food Coloring (I used a gelled version.)
- Frosting (I use my Buttercream Frosting Recipe– it’s GF and vegan.)
- Fondant (I use Satin Ice.)
- Also helpful: cookie cutters, rolling pin, and decorating set/pastry bag
- Bake Cookies. I think sugar cookies are the best.
- Use cookie cutters to cut the cookies into fun shapes!
While the cookies are baking, make up a batch of frosting. I make a buttercream frosting that is gluten free and vegan. You can find the recipe here.
- Next, it’s time to add the fondant to the cookies. I use Satin Ice, which is also vegan. You will need to roll out the fondant, cut it into a fun shape, and apply a small amount of frosting to the cookie before laying down the fondant. (I also choose to dye my fondant by adding in a small amount of gelled food coloring.)
- Optional: If you would like to place fondant on fondant, I still recommend adding a small amount of frosting between the two layers.
- All that’s left is to add some finishing touches with frosting. I begin by dyeing the frosting a bunch of different colors. I simply take the white frosting from Step #3, and dye small segments of it. My favorite color combination is a mixture of blue and purple dye.
- Let’s decorate!
- Enjoy the cookies in your favorite wintertime spot. Or, summertime spot if you’re dreaming of snow!
Finally, I’m bringing all of these cookies to my friends at Fiesta Friday! Thank you to Caroline, Elaine, and Angie for hosting us this week. As you’re reading this post, there is a solid chance that I’m skiing as that is my weekend plan (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).
Now, do you have a favorite sugar cookie mix or recipe? What about fondant? Even better, do you make your own fondant? Also, if you’re on Instagram, I finally made my way over there: gflife247. Looking forward to seeing you there too!