Pinterest Cookie-d {Sunburst Cookies}

Today I am going to revisit a series that I have been working on with my friend Ashleigh, of Bee in Our Bonnet, Pinterest Cookie-d. For this series we’ve both selected a few of our favorite Pinterest trends, and translated them into cookies. My last cookie was completely inspired by a single picture…

These paper rosettes were used as a backdrop for a beautiful dessert table I saw on Hostess with the Mostess. Instantly, I knew I had to make them into cookie form. This is what I came up with.

Even though the paper versions are called rosettes, I named these sunburst cookies because that made more sense to me.

Making these is super duper simple. All you need is:

To begin, outline the the cookie as shown below. Use tweezers to add a dragee to the center of the sunburst. It’s best to use a dragee the same color as the flood icing if possible. Next, fill in alternating sections. Let the first sections dry, then fill in she rest of the cookie. This will create a nice dimensional look. When the base icing has set, you can pipe a few dots around the dragee to dress it up a little. Let the cookie dry overnight.

The next day, spray your dry cookie with lustre spray. Hold the can 8-10 inches away from the cookie, and move your hand in slow sweeping motions as you spray. This will give you smooth even coverage.

Let the cookies dry for a minute or two and you are done.

The neat thing about these lustre sprays is that the base color will affect the color of the sprayed cookie. For example, the gunmetal-ish colored cookie is actually a black cookie sprayed with silver. You should think about experimenting with this if you can. There are endless color possibilities.

I’ve personally tried three brands of lustre spray, PME, Duff, and Chefmaster. The PME is pricey, and I have to order it online, but it is my favorite BY FAR. The Duff is good, available locally, and more affordable than the PME, but it isn’t quite as shiny.

As for the Chefmaster, I’ve tried two cans and have not been pleased. I may be doing something wrong, but every time I have tried it, I have ended up with a rough powdery finish rather than the smooth shiny finish I get from the PME and Duff brands.

Be sure not to confuse lustre spray with color spray, they are two different things.

Also, don’t forget to visit my cookie pal Ashleigh at Bee in our Bonnet. She made some silhouette cookies I am sure you’ll love.

And just in case you missed any of our other Pinterest inspired cookies you can see them all by clicking these links:

Chevron Cookies

Quatrefoil Cookies

Owl Cookies

Vintage Lace Cookies

Bunting/Pennant Banner Cookies

Moustache Cookies

Subway Art Cookies

Cupcake Topper Cookies

Ombre Cookies

Keep Calm Cookies

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  1. 31

    Just wanted to let you know that these cookies were featured on the Diva Entertains blog yesterday… THANKS!!

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    carey says:

    love these cookies & love your blog! may i ask a question or two?
    1. i can’t seem to get my flooded icing to cover the piped edge or to look so “puffy”. mine looks kinda flat. am i thinning it too much?
    2. sometimes my flooded colored icing gets a white tint after a few days (on a decorated cookie). is this again because of too much thinning?
    3. my piping icing gets very hard to squeeze out after a few hours even if i place the bag/tip in a cup with damp paper towels. any suggestions?
    oops, that’s three questions. thanks so much & keep up the great work!

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      Sweet Sugar Belle says:

      1. YES…too thin
      2. No idea, haven’t had this happen….yet
      3. Maybe too thick in the first place? Think toothpaste. Usually it does the opposite. Are you sealing the bags? Using Karen’s bag trick?

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    marla says:

    LOVE this idea! There is so much inspiration over at Pinterest. These cookies are a great take on those paper rosettes.

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