Gift Box Cookie Tutorial

These super cute gift box cookies are worth the effort. Our mini bow cutter takes the guess work out of making mini fondant bows and adds an exciting 3-D element to the cookie. We iced them in buttercream for a different look and taste and also helped cut down on the drying time royal icing might take. Check out our Ultimate Cookie Dough Recipe for sugar cookies that keep there shape and can be baked ahead of time that also taste crisp and buttery.


Looking for other Christmas cookie ideas? Check out our Snow Globe Cookie tutorial for more inspiration!


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Ultimate Sugar Cookie Recipe
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Square Cutter Set
$16.95
Fondant Bow Cutters - Set of 3
$12.95
Fat Daddio's Red Rolled Fondant Icing - 8oz
$5.95
Fat Daddio's Light Pink Rolled Fondant - 8oz
$5.95
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12" Disposable Decorating Bags -Set of 12
$6.95
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TWO DAYS AHEAD, CREATE THE BOWS:

Start by cutting straws into pieces roughly 2 1/2" in length. You will need two for every bow you plan on making.

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Coat them with a very light coating of shortening or baking spray and set them aside.

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On a surface dusted with powdered sugar, roll out a small portion of fondant to 1/8" thickness.

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Press the bow cutter into the fondant and gently shift it back and forth to get a clean cut before lifting up.

how to make mini fondant bows

Remove the fondant around the bow shape and then gently lift the pieces of the bow up.

how to make mini fondant bows

how to make mini fondant bows

Next, place a straw in the middle of one side and bend the loop over, attaching in the center using a little dab of water to adhere.

how to make mini fondant bows

Repeat with the other loop.

how to make mini fondant bows

Brush a little water on the back of the rectangle piece and fold it over the middle of the bow, bending the ends around and under the bow.

how to make mini fondant bows

Place the bow on a tray to dry. Place the tails on the tray as well and twist them to give them some animation. Let them dry overnight or longer if necessary until they are firm.

how to make mini fondant bows

 

DAY OF:

Prepare the Ultimate Sugar Cookie Recipe. Then roll, cut and bake per the directions using the set of square cookie cutters for the shapes. Tint some icing light green, light pink, dark pink and red. Ice the cookies in various colors.

how to make gift box cookies

Put red and dark pink icing in piping bags and snip the ends to create a flat opening. Pipe a criss cross on each cookie.

how to make gift box cookies

Sprinkle the cookies with white non pareils.

how to make gift box cookies

Place a coordinating bow on each cookie, using a little extra buttercream underneath. Attach the bow tails the same way. (Some tails may need to have a little fondant cut off the top to fit properly).

how to make gift box cookies

how to make gift box cookies

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