I enjoy wafer papers ..they dress up a plain cookie so well..I have had the pleasure of working with them..having purchased and received some from Fancy Flours..~
You can see some here~and I did make some for Valentine's one year also..
But having recently bought the Sprinkle Bakes book..I was tempted to try my hand at buying the wafer paper and hand stamping w/ edible food coloring~Her Paris cookies were so cute!
So ...I had to buy a bunch of them..don't ask how many..not too expensive..but I will have some for a long time..
I made her sugar cookies..good little recipe..and made some royal icing,..
That day I made a few cookies..with my fun stamps.that have words in them..Petits Beurre etc....and with rubber stamps and wafer paper..
Oyoyoy..First of all..although I LOVE the look of decorated sugar cookies with royal icing..the taste..does me in..I prefer a cookie to taste like the cookie and not sugar..
I know I know..I love painting cookies:)and need the icing to do so..
It's not the stamping that is hard..or time consuming..
and it's so easy to dress the stamp with the food coloring and stamp and cut..it's the whole preparing the sugar cookie with royal icing..letting it dry..
and then.. making the wafer paper look better ..by outlining and adding edibles to hide the paper edges..
I was excited when the stamping went so well ...with the reasonable Christmas stamps I bought at Michael's..It's the finishing touches..that never finish!
9 cookies took me longer than painting the other ones~
So I will try and find other uses for the transfer papers..or an easier way to hide the edges..because so far I prefer and painting..
I'll put my thinking cap on~Maybe I will borrow the Red Baron's:)
He had a little cold this week and he and grandad played with this hat for a while..He made me smile out loud as he always does..It's quite festive too:)
But in her book..hers are great! and her sugar cookie recipe was spot on!I will try the Paris one one day..
I guess I just expected easier..yet my other ones..the transfers from Fancy Flours..needed as much camouflage also.
I just love playing in the kitchen so much..I could not resist..
On to.. deliciouser cookies or bars..and less time consuming:)
Don't get me wrong..I love the time spent in the kitchen..but these were over the top..time wise.
PS you can find her sugar cookie recipe here..It is her most recent one and the one I used..