So I make cameo cookies. Because even though they *do* require an oven, they also require a little bit of freezer time as well. And they make me wish that I had a walk-in freezer room in my house. I would put a couch in there. And maybe some wall art to cheer the place up a bit. And I would invite people over for freezer parties. And I would be the coolest neighbor on my whole street. It would be like a thing. I would be that one neighbor, you know, with the giant freezer room full of wall art and a couch. Oooh. And I would start making my own popsicles. I heard that if you freeze pudding, it's basically a fudge-sicle. I'm going to try that out right after we finish off these cameo cookies.
1. Use a non-spreading cookie recipe for these cookies. Press cookie dough into a cameo setting mold. (I got mine HERE.) Press gently along the edges to smooth out the cookie dough. Place in the freezer for 60 seconds.
2. Peel the silicone mold away from the cookie dough and place the cookie dough on a baking sheet.
3. Bake as normal. I tried freezing the cameos before baking and baking straight out of the mold and I couldn't see a difference between the two methods. If you are worried about your recipe spreading while baking, try freezing the cameos for 10-15 minutes before baking.
4. Melt white chocolate chips, almond bark or candy melts in a bowl. Use a paintbrush or boo-boo stick to cover the design part of a cameo mold. (I got mine HERE.) Place in the freezer for 2 minutes.
5. Knead a small ball of colored fondant until soft. Remove the mold from the freezer and gently press the fondant into the remaining spaces. Place back in the freezer for 60 seconds.
6. Peel the silicone mold gently away from the cameo. Place the cameo directly on to the setting cookie. The cold fondant will get sticky as it comes back to room temperature and will adhere itself nicely to the cookie without any more work from you. It really is the perfect summer cookie. I've found that brushing some luster dust onto the actual cookie part of the cameo will bring out the details in the setting. But you don't have to do that if you're already to hot and tired from all that un-molding.
There are SO many great cameo molds at Decorate The Cake. You can also find great ones on Etsy. Just make sure they are food safe molds.
You could literally fill a whole jewelry box with these cookies. Try them with different colors of fondant and luster dusts for different looks.