Edible Ink Image Christmas Cookies

Posted on December 8th, 2010 in Decorated Cookies, Tutorials

I made these last year but was too tired to post about them before Christmas, so here they finally are.  (Thank you snow days for giving me time!).  I’ll be showing you a visual step-by-step later.

First I have to say that I really don’t normally do orders; mainly cookies for family and friends.  The one person I have a hard time saying no to is my future sis-in-law; she’s asked me to make some things for her company the past few Christmases, like the edible ink Christmas cookies in this post, and these 20 gingerbread houses.

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I really don’t have time for orders though, so have set up a Cookie Decorating Directory to help those of you looking to order cookies, to find a decorator.  Click here or on the chocolate chip cookie at the top right hand corner of the blog to see the directory.

For those of you looking to get on the directory & map, complete the registration form here (It’s really easy!).  I turn away orders on a consistent basis and would love to recommend decorators to my readers.

As for how to make edible ink decorated cookies, I’ve got another post about it but will show a basic step-by-step here as well.

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How to Make Edible Ink Image Christmas Cookies

Before decorating:

  • Sugar cookie recipe here. Gingerbread recipe here.
  • Edible ink images printed on wafer paper are from Fancy Flours.
  • Cut cookie shapes according to image size & shape.  I used a rectangular cutter from Fancy Flours.

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Ready to decorate:

1. Outline your cookie in white royal icing. (Piping tips #3 or #4 for larger cookies).  Recipe for icing here.

2. Flood cookie.

3. Shake gently.

Shhh!  Here’s a secret.  I don’t worry about how neat my edges are too much because I know I’m going to cover them with an icing border.

4. Let dry.  The best way to see if they’re completely dry is to put an extra cookie aside which you can test by biting into the cookie or pressing with the tip of your finger.   

*{Note: You can apply the wafer paper or frosting sheets to wet icing as well.  This method is quicker and not as sticky, however, sometimes the edges curl up a bit.  Buuut, if you’re doing a nice thick icing border that may cover the curling up}.

5. Gently cut out wafer paper image.

6. Apply clear corn syrup to the back of the wafer paper.  I like using a foam brush Have a damp cloth nearby to wipe your hands as they can get sticky.


7. Apply image, gently smoothing over the surface all the way to the edges with clean, dry fingers.

8. Flip cookie over unto clean parchment paper for 15 minutes, to help image set.

9. Using a #14-18 star tip (your preference), pipe a scalloped edge around the borders with thick royal icing.

All done!

You’re welcome to leave comments below if you’d like to share some tips and ideas and I’d love to see some of your edible ink image cookies if you’d like to share pics on my facebook page here.

Happy decorating!

xo,

Marian

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