Make your cookies. I have used a shortbread recipe, which is perfect for these cookies. Use a cookie cutter of your choice. Bake, and let cool completely before icing.
Make royal icing. Put it in either a plastic bottle or piping bag.
Ice each cookie. Let the icing dry completely. I like to let it hardened overnight to ensure that the surface is firm enough to hold up to the pressure of stamping.
Choose your stamp. You can have a custom stamp made. I made these cookies for my brother's wedding using a custom monogrammed stamp that was also used on the envelops of the wedding invitations.
Wet a piece of felt with liquid food coloring in a color that compliments your wedding. Press the stamp of your choice on the felt. Dab lightly on a paper towel. Stamp each cookie. Let dry completely.
Tip: You can remove the rubber stamp from the base to see the exact placement of your design and apply even pressure more easily.
Here is what you get!
Package your cookies. You can put each in a cellophane bag and tie it with a ribbon and tag, but the packaging possibilities are endless.
These favors are so unique and special, they will surely make an impression on your guests! http://www.brit.co/category/weddings/diy-weddings/
- Cookies cut to desired shape (like shortbread)
- Royal Icing
- Plastic squeeze bottle or disposable piping bag
- Rubber stamp of your choice
- Piece of felt
- Liquid food coloring (color of your choice)
- Paper towels
- Cellophane bags (optional)
- Ribbon (optional)