If you’re looking for a cute way to jazz up your cake look no further. You can do this for any theme really. We’ve done space cookies, dinosaur cookies, flower cookies…. you name it.
Cookie Cake Topper Recipe:
- 1 cup (225g) softened butter
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Bamboo Skewers x approx 10 (skewer as many cookies as you’d like for the cake then serve the leftover cookies as an extra party treat!)
- For the icing: 1 egg white, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1.5 cups icing sugar
FYI I used electric beaters not sure how easy this would be without them.
Cream butter and sugar for a couple of minutes until light and fluffy! Then beat in egg and vanilla. Next add the flour and baking powder and mix well until it comes together. The mixture will look crumbly but if you pull out a handful and knead it a bit in your hands it should be a perfect dough! Then sprinkle a little flour, roll it out (at least 1cm thick to allow enough thickness to insert the skewer) and cut desired shapes. Last but not least, slowly and carefully insert a skewer into the base of each finished cookie and place on a baking tray.
Cook in a moderate 170/180ish oven for about ten minutes (you can practically stand next to the oven and wait) until they are blonde and a little puffy. They don’t need to brown they should come out blonde. Let them cool before you attempt to ice them.
Royal Icing for decorating:
Whisk 1 egg white with 1/2 tsp lemon juice (or as I discovered today vanilla essence works just as well as lemon juice) then slowly whisk in 1.5 cups of sifted icing sugar. Add the extra lemon juice if needed to thin or icing sugar to thicken.
Separate and colour with desired colours preferably using the food dye gel as opposed to the liquid. I use (and then wash and use again next time) sandwich bags for icing. Just snip a tiny hole in the corner of the bag once your ready to ice.
Decorate away! Icing will set in about twenty minutes or so.
Once the icing has dried they are ready to insert into the top of your iced cake. Voila! Success.