I Had Lots Of Fun Making These!
I so couldn't wait to make these
"Apple Tree Cookies"!
My sweet hubby and I are celebrating our
21st Wedding Anniversary this week..and although I'm not quite from the generation of this song, it just seemed to fit.
"Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree With anyone Else But Me". I carved our initials into the tree trunk for the "icing" on the cookie.
This sweet little Apple cookie was just for fun. :o)
For the cookies,
start with your basic roll out cookie dough.
I used this recipe. I just didn't add the food color.
I also used my square crinkle cookie cutter.
After the cookies are baked and cooled, you will be covering the cookie with rolled fondant. Prepare the cookie by painting it with corn syrup as an adhesive for the fondant.
I wanted to lighten up the bright blue a bit. I added equal amounts of blue and white together and kneaded them till mixed completely. I am using Wilton Colored Fondant.
Use the same cutter to cut out the fondant to cover your cookie. Gently place the fondant on the prepared cookie.
Roll out the red fondant for the apples.
I found this cute little *pie crust cutter at an apple store in the mountains a few years ago and had never used it. It was perfect for the tiny little apples i needed! Press the cutter firmly into the rolled fondant, then using the tip of your finger, gently press the apples out. *edit~just click on the link above (pie crust cutter) to purchase one!
And here you go! Perfect tiny apples!
I used the smallest leaf in the Wilton leaf fondant cutter set. Michael's Craft store sells these for $2.99.
Roll out the green fondant and cut several of these.
I laid some of these leaves flat. I also laid several of them into the curve of a paper plate and let them dry to have a wind blown look.
Making the apple cookie the same way,
just use the same cookie cutter to cut out the fondant covering.
Ready to decorate..this is fun part..
I rolled out brown fondant and used a small sharp paring knife to cut out a free form tree trunk.
Just use the tip of your knife to carve your initials.
Paint a little dab of the corn syrup on the cookie to adhere the tree trunk.
Do the same with all the fondant pieces.
Here's my wind blown apple tree.
Make some fun Apple Tree Cookies Today!
Wishing You All
Sweet & Happy Baking
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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. :o)