These cookies are a wonderful way to showcase how pretty assorted rock candy crystals can look. Your rock candy cookies can be a tasty treat or be used as part of a display for any special occasion. You can even theme your cookies by using specific colours of candy. This allows them to be tied into a colour scheme for birthdays, weddings, engagements or any party.
Ingredients for the Basic Cookie:
- 325 grams of softened unsalted butter
- 400 grams of caster sugar
- One teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 650 grams of sifted flour
- One teaspoon of salt
- Two teaspoons of baking powder
Cream the sugar and butter until the mixture is light and smooth. Beat in the vanilla and eggs before folding in the flour, salt and baking powder. Mix until a smooth dough forms. Cover your dough and allow it to chill for a minimum of one hour.
Preheat your oven to 200ºc. Roll out your cookie dough to a centimetre thick on a lightly floured surface. Use your favourite cookie cutter to make your cookie shapes. Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet, leaving, at least, two centimetres between each cookie.
Bake for approximately six minutes, but you will need to keep a close eye on the cookies. They need to be lightly golden, but should not be allowed to brown.
Decorating Your Cookies:
Now to make your plain sugar cookies into assorted rock candy cookies, you need to get decorating. Make up frosting with 75 grams of sifted icing sugar and a little cold water. When the frosting is smooth, use a palette knife to cover the tops of the cookies with a thin layer. This can be used as a way to secure the rock candy onto the cookie. Either scatter the cookies with the candy or create patterns and designs using the different coloured candies. Just be sure to plan out your designs in advance as the frosting will set quite quickly, and you need it to be wet to stick the candy.
Be sure to allow your cookies to chill to allow the icing to set before serving. Your cookies can be stored for up to five days in an airtight container.
This recipe is ideal to complement the theme of your event. Assorted rock candy is available in a rainbow of colours, so it is relatively easy to find a shade to match your colour scheme. Unfortunately, you will be left with the remaining colours to eat, which is a real shame. You can make girlie cookies with shades of pink and white for hen’s parties, go for traditional blue or pink candy for baby showers or match the bridal colours for a wedding. With so much versatility, you can have lots of fun creating the perfect cookie to celebrate any special occasion.
If you love assorted rock candy, contact us. At Funworks, we have an impressive selection of traditional sweets, imported candy and other tasty treats including assorted rock candy crystals. Our teams are available to answer any questions and assist with your order.