A big thanks to Kathryn of The Sugar Turntable for sharing her chalkboard cookie tutorial with us today! These cookies are so adorable and simple to make that I think even I could do it. They would make perfect lunchbox treats for the first week of school, a sweet teacher gift on the first day, great for Christmas gifts or Teacher Appreciation week coming up later in the year, or even a lovely addition to a dessert table for a teachers’ bridal or baby shower! Read on for the easy-to-follow instructions from Kathryn…
-Baked Sugar Cookies (rectangle shape, I made mine approximately 3-1/2″ x 2-3/4″)
-Small amount of powdered sugar
-Dark green colored fondant (I combined leaf green and black fondant coloring gel)
-Brown fondant (I combined black and brown fondant coloring gel)
-Small amount of red fondant, white fondant and black fondant
*For this design, I would suggest using Marshmallow fondant. While MMF is difficult to cover cakes with, it is ideal for this: MMF tastes GREAT and its CHEAP. Here’s a link to the recipe.)
1. Begin by rolling out the green fondant and cutting a rectangle that is just slightly smaller than your cookie (approximately 1/4″ smaller)
2. For an authentic chalkboard look, rub on some powdered sugar to give it an “erased” look.
3. Cut a very small tip in your icing bag.
4. Apply a steady pressure, but move slowly so the icing looks “wriggly” and not straight. Write whatever you want, on the “chalkboard”.
5. Apply icing to the sugar cookie, then spread it out evenly. Attach the chalkboard fondant rectangle to the sugar cookie. Make sure the icing has not been spread too close to the edges. You don’t want white peaking out.
6. Roll out a string of brown fondant the width of the chalkboard fondant. Moisten the bottom edge of the fondant with water
7. Attach the brown fondant string to the moistened bottom edge of the fondant rectangle (moisture will cement fondant to itself once it is dry)
8. To make the accessories, cut out a small circle of red fondant and attach a brown fondant stem. Cut out a small trapezoid-like figure out of the black fondant for the eraser. Cut out a long white rectangle for the piece of chalk. Attach all three with a tiny bit of water (tiny).
I hope you all will give this a try. It really does look and sound easy to do!