What could be sweeter than a decoration you can eat?
Easter Cookie Ornaments
To transfer your favorite Easter image design onto a cookie,
reduce it to 65 percent of its original size on a standard color photocopier
(at any Office Depot, Kinkos, etc)
Take the smaller image to your favorite bakery where it can be reproduced with edible inks on thin, sticker-like sheets of paper made from rice, potatoes or cornstarch.
Roll out store-bought or homemade sugar cookie dough to 1/4 inch thick. For vintage postcard images, cut dough into 3 3/4 x 21/2-inch rectangles. Use a cookie cutter to create the egg-shaped cookies
Carefully punch holes for the ribbon at the top of the raw cookies with a drinking straw
While the cookies are baking, cut out the images from the edible paper. Make matching ribbon holes in the paper with a hole punch
Let cookies cool, then top them with a thin, even layer of white icing.
Peel the edible paper from its backing and gently smooth onto the cookies surface.
Allow the images to set for a few minutes, then pipe pastel-hued frosting along the edges.
Dust with edible glitter and thread with thin ribbon to hang from a whimsical feather tree for a fun centerpiece.
If you do not have a tree they look just as adorable on your favorite vintage plate.
Happy Good Friday!
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images and recipe from countryliving.com