on making these?
Should I use the recipe that came with the box? It has cream cheese.
Can I do fondant on a hot cookie and then put them together?
Would NFSC work?
Decorate after they are assembled or before? I was thinking of really keeping things very simple.
I have to make cookies for 36 kiddos--actually 12 that I volunteered for but decided to also send treats home with other son. Figured I'd do the 3D for the ones they will eat in class.
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The only problem with these 3D cookies is getting them to fit together once they are baked. I would use the NFSC or similar recipe. I wouldn't put fondant on them and then try to piece them together...I don't think they will fit. But then, I haven't seen these particular cutters in person. I'm assuming they piece together like other 3D cutter sets I've seen (my set is a promotional item from the 60's). Be prepared for a bit of frustration. I found it worked to use a serrated knife to "file" away a bit of the cookie so the pieces fit together. Icing them is a challenge if you're wanting to do anything elaborate. Simple is best! Good luck. The finished product is a definite crowd pleaser.
Thanks so much. I am thinking of doing the pumkin for the kids--12 of them. *Maybe* I can do dough and add orange coloring and if they "work" I can always add the royal icing after they bake. These are for 3y olds!!!
These cutters are the 2 pieces that interlock. Maybe I will make one to start off with and cut the fitting pieces a little wider.
Maybe some sanding sugars would be good to spiff them up!
Off to bake other stuff I volunteered for!!
make sure you roll your dough thick enough- too thin and they won't stay together, they'll wobble when assembled. Roll it as evenly as you can. I roll them about 1/4".
Don't ice or decorate them where the pieces will fit together. I usually put them together before I decorate them to get an idea of where the pieces will fit against each other.
Also, if they spread while baking, you can trim the notches with a paring knife until they are the right size. I usually trim a little at a time, until I get it to the right size.