Hi @Anupama Joshi,
I don't particularly like the taste of fondant either. Especially when he's so thick on the cookies. If you are looking for a softer alternative, I can recommend adding modeling marzipan! Or rather, 2/3 modeling marzipan, 1/3 fondant. It tastes like marzipan. However, you don't get pure white with it and with lighter colors you can also see the tiny almond pieces in the marzipan. And: it can only be painted with powder paints. But it tastes good and stays soft! I would like to show you an example of my marzipan fondant:
The cones and holly leaves are made of marzipan with fondant.
@Icingsugarkeks What a great hack! When I was in Europe I have tried enough and more of marzipan and would say it definitely tastes was better than fondant. I am now eager to try this mixture of marzipan and fondant and see how that works out taste wise and consistency wise, both. However, as much as saw on Amazon.ca (Canada) Marzipan doesn't seem to be as easily available as fondant also, seems pricier. Am I missing something? Would you have recommendations for from where can I buy it or order it online? And also any Marzipan brand recommendations?
Love the cookies you have made and the detailing on cookie decorations is amazing! Would love to buy these!