Cookies have always been a party favorite of mine so when I came across these quilted cookies from Amber Spiegel, owner of SweetAmbs, I had to ask her to share a quick tutorial with us.
These tufted fabric inspired cookies are made by using this easy technique and can be customized to fit any occasion. Use pale pink or blue icing for a baby shower, or turn them into wedding favors by adding a monogram. The simple elegance of this design is sure to leave an impression at your next celebration.
Your favorite roll-out cookie dough
Edible ink marker
Round tip 2
Round tip 1
Thinned royal icing (the gray color shown here is a mixture of black and brown)
Stiff royal icing in white
White pearl dust
Gold pearl dust
Vanilla or lemon extract
Small paint brush
Step 1: Make your cookie dough according to recipe. Cut 3x3” squares, bake and let cool completely. Draw diagonal lines about 3/4” apart using a ruler and an edible ink marker.
Step 2: Using thinned royal icing (you can find Amber's recipe here) and a tip 2 fill in every other diamond in every other row so that no two filled spaces are touching each other. Let the icing dry for 15 minutes in front of a fan.
Step 3: Fill in the next set of spaces, following the pink stars as a guide. The idea is to make sure that the spaces with newly piped icing do not touch each other so that you will have well defined lines between them when you are done. Let each set of diamonds dry 15 minutes in front of a fan before moving on to the next. Once you’ve filled in all of the spaces, let the icing dry overnight.
Step 4: Using thinned white royal icing and a tip 1 pipe beads in the corners of each diamond. Then, pipe a border using a tip 2 and stiff royal icing. After the beads and the border have been left to dry for about 30 minutes, paint them using a mixture of white pearl dust and alcohol such as lemon or vanilla extract.
Step 5: The champagne color of the pearls shown here can be achieved by using a mixture of gold and white pearl dust, and that's it! Check out Amber's website to buy these cookies and many more of Amber's creative treats.
Check out our other cookie tutorials!