Its almost summer, and even though it's pouring rain and a bit chilly outside I can't help shopping around for summer dresses. These cookies are my summer wardrobe wish-list inspired by all the cute window displays I've been walking by lately.
As usual I didn't like the dress shaped cookie cutters that I had seen online. Instead I drew out some dresses to use as templates and then traced them onto thick paper and cut them into templates. I made sure to number the back of each dress drawing and put the same number on the template so that I'd be able to match up which design was which.
I used my mom's sugar cookie recipe for the cookies. I cut out each template using a sharp knife and then stuck the trays of uncooked cookies in the freezer before cooking to make sure that they would hold their shape.
After the cookies had cooled I brushed them with a thin layer of corn syrup so that the marshmallow fondant would stick to the cookies. Once I had matched up which cookie had come from which template I started to cut out fondant to make dresses from.
A few of the dresses I had drawn had draping on them. For these ones I rolled out two marshmallow fondant colours fairly thinly and then placed one on top of the other. Then I gave them a good couple of rolls to make sure that they were stuck together and also to thin them out. I don't like cookies with lots of thick fondant on them so I tried to keep my pieces as thin as possible.