This morning (Saturday April 28) was the Great American Food Blogger Bake Sale for Share our Strength and even though I'm not a "Food Blogger" per say - Mom loves to bake and I love to make things pretty so of course we had to participate!
If you follow my Facebook page you've seen a few sneak peeks of the cookies as we were working on baking them.
I had some fabulous and fresh Meyer Lemons from my produce coop this week so we decided to bake Meyer Lemon Shortbread cookies - my first time trying them and it's a new FAVORITE cookie for me! We used this recipe from they Merry Gourmet. We also made up her Meyer Lemon glaze to ice the top of each cookie and hold the fondant on.
I cut the cookies out using the approx 3" scallop cutter from the Scallop and Round Biscuit and Cookie Cutter Set
I LOVE this set of cookie cutters - it's perfect for the crafter in me who likes to work with graduated sizes of circles even when I'm baking! :)
To Decorate the cookies I used the flower image from the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps (See Them Online). Pressed the cookie stamp into fondant to get the image and then used the round side of the cookie cutter set to cut out the fondant. I placed the fondant on the cookies while the glaze was still wet.
and since I LOVE my glitter - I had to use a little pearl luster dust (A foodie's version of glitter) to add some sparkle to the center of the flowers.
Next I made up a label for each cookie using My Digital Studio, cut the label out using the Framelits Labels die and attached it as a topper to a cello bag with a cookie inside. (All those products are avaliable in my Stampin' Up! Store) Repeat this several times and you have a box full of cookies to take to the bake sale!
We also made some breads for the bake sale - but since I've rambled on much longer than normal :) - I'll come back another day to share those with you!!
P.S. if you want to see some of my favorite tools to use when I'm baking (or rather decorating Mom's baking) check out my Sweet Pressed Cookies Inspiration Board on Pinterest.