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Mermaid Cookies

Servings 12 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • Your favorite recipe for sugar cookies enough to make one dozen cookies, about 2 inches in diameter
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • Blue gel food coloring
  • 2 oz. pink fondant
  • 2-3 oz. purple fondant
  • 2-3 oz. green fondant
  • Sea shell fondant mold

Instructions
 

  • Prepare cookie dough according to directions.
  • Roll out cookie dough on a floured surface. Use a 2-inch circular cookie cutters and cut out 12 cookies.
  • Place on a cookie sheet, one that’s lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake according to recipe’s directions and allow to cool.
  • Prepare buttercream frosting by mixing together butter, icing sugar and milk.
  • Once ingredients are well-combined, smooth, and form semi-stiff peaks, add blue gel food coloring. Mix well until tinted.
  • Frost each cookie with an offset spatula.
  • On a clean surface, roll out purple fondant and green fondant (separately).
  • Using the bottom of a standard frosting tip, cut out 40 to 48 circles from each rolled out fondant.
  • Create two rows, overlapping each other, on the bottom of each cookie. Your first row should have 4 circles and the bottom row, 3 circles.
  • Using your fondant mold, create seashells with your pink fondant. To achieve a perfect seashell, take a small portion of fondant and press it evenly into your desired shape. Pop out and place 1 on each cookie. Serve and enjoy!