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The Alphabet Cookies was created on
or around 2009-01-04.
I created the alphabet cookies by first baking a batch of sugar cookies from my favorite sugar cookie recipe from Elisa Strauss' Confetti Cakes book.
Once the cookies have cooled, I pipe the edge of the top of the cookies with royal icing to create a border.
Next, the outlines I created are flooded with thinned royal icing.
After the icing is completely set, the backs of the rice paper images (which I previously cut into rectangles) are brushed with piping gel and adhered to the center of the cookies.
After placing the cookies face down on the rice paper images to dry for an hour, I bagged the cookies in their own individual cellophane bags.
I sealed the bags by tying a ribbon around the opening.
Then, the cookies are placed in a box with bubble wrap to be shipped to their destination.
The cookies were sent via mail and fortunately arrived all in one piece.
Custom rice paper images can be created using edible ink at your local cake supply store.
In this case, the images were sold on the rice paper already at fancyflours, just waiting to be put onto cookies.
Using rice paper images on cookies really makes for some beautiful cookies that are not too hard to make. I highly recommend them.