Hi everyone! Does anyone have a recipe for a baked practice cookie? I have several Notta Cookies, but I would like a recipe that doesn't use all of my expensive ingredients that I can bake into shapes for practice. Non-edible cookies. I saw one recipe on Etsy a while back, but I can't locate it. Can anyone help? Thanks!!
The only thing that comes to my mind is salt dough... but I am not sure if this will be suitable.
But I don't think that a standard cookie dough is that expensive. Flour, sugar, egg, margarine. Where I live, I can make about 50 cookies for about 1 Euro / 1.10 USD. I doubt that anything will come cheaper than that.
Someone posted time ago that she used hardend fondant leftovers to practice. Maybe you can use acetate, wax paper or parchementpaper too and it could be used as transfer if you like it.
Hello Nutmeg you could roll out fondant cut cookie shapes let it air dry to harden proceed to piping on them even flood them i let the icing dry and sometimes i'll remove it immediately if its still wet just scrape off if its a lot of dry icing it will take a little longer to remove if its hard to get off use isopropyl alcohol to wipe clean this alcohol will also soften icing for quicker removal don't over douse it then let them air dry again or use a fan to dry them
or you could buy wood shapes at any craft store to practice on the same process as above sometimes i just douse them with warm water then dry them air dry or fan these wood shapes can be bought separately or by the bag
i only use acetate or film to make royal icing transfers and/or to practice designs though i do very well its when i grab a cookie and blunder lol to practice using acetate or film i think you'd have to cut it down to size enabling to rotate for easier designing/decorating
i have two notta cookies and rarely grab them to practice i think its because they are too large or that i just don't like the material its made of
i only use high proof (bacardi rum) alcohol if i taste my cookies or give them away
if you make dough i roll it out and freeze it then cut shapes usually one at a time i'll use that cookie over and over putting icing on taking it off when it gets flaky i flip the cookie over and keep using until its no longer usable i cut into 3/16 inch
I would also say fondant.
If you just want to practice piping a design before you do it on a cookie try an index card.
To practice designs when I make cookies I use short bread cookie you roll out its just eggs and flour and butter thats it super easy they dont spread or puff.... I practice and give to the grand kids or make a cookie jar for the church kids... and you can practice different flavors to.... that way your not wasting icing.... try a short bread cookie....
Try decorating on a graham cracker. They're not round but you can always eat the corners!!!