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Hanukkah Fondant Cookies

Celebrate nine nights of Hanukkah with these easy to make fondant cookies.

By Anne Heap
Pink Cake Box

  • Dreidel shaped cookies
  • Dreidel cookie cutter
  • Rolling pin
  • Satin Ice - blue & purple
  • Royal Icing
  • Paintbrush
  • Gold paint
  • Gold highlighter
  • Old gold luster dust
  • Vodka
  • Airbrush
  • A reference picture of dreidel symbols

Let's Get Started: 

Before beginning this project, you will need baked and cooled dreidel shaped sugar or shortbread cookies. Use a recipe that doesn't spread too much so you will be able to use the same cutter for the fondant.

Steps to make the cookies:

  • Mix blue and purple fondant to achieve royal blue and then roll out royal blue fondant with a rolling pin.
  • Use the same dreidel cookie cutter you used for you cookies and cut out the fondant.
  • Remove the dreidel cutout from the cutter.
  • Apply water to the cookie with a paintbrush.
  • Attach the dreidel cutout to the cookie.
  • Use a fondant smoother to smooth out the fondant.
  • Use royal icing to define the top of the dreidel.
  • Pipe royal icing along the edges and in the shape of the dreidel.
  • Pipe the symbols of your choice.
  • Prepare the edible gold paint by mixing gold highlighter with old gold luster dust and vodka.
  • Pipe the symbols of your choice.
  • Paint top of dreidel gold.
  • Repeat all steps for all cookies and Happy Hanukkah!
  • (You may not need this step) Airbrush the cookies with vodka to remove excess sugar. If you don't have an airbrush use a dry brush. If you'd like them to shimmer, wait until the royal icing is set and paint pearl luster mixed with vodka on the piping only.

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