The vast majority of people love cookies, and how could they not, if they come in different sizes, designs, colors, fillings, decorations, and ingredients. You can eat them in many different ways, dipped in milk, or as a snack with some kind of jam.

So if you are a detail-oriented and creative person looking to make something special, why not try making cookies with a festive design? Here are some ideas to take it to the next level using edible glitter!

You need to know that there are several types of edible glitter.  The most common is the one from CK or Wilton that you can find in most craft stores.  This edible glitter comes as small flakes and tends to dissolve very quickly when you put it on top of fresh royal icing.

CK’s Gold Highlighter has to be dissolved with uncolored vanilla extract and painted directly onto the royal icing when dry. Still, something very IMPORTANT is that this product is only for painting cookies or flowers when they are to be used as decorations and not to be eaten.

It is SUPER important that you carefully read the label of any decorative product you are thinking of using on food. By law, companies that produce edible glitter and food coloring powders must list the ingredients on the label, so you can be sure they are non-toxic, and you can use them with peace of mind.

Some common ingredients in edible glitter or edible powdered coloring are sugar, acacia (gum arabic), maltodextrin, corn starch, and dyes approved explicitly for use in food, including pearlescent pigments made from mica and colors that meet the requirements of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, such as the so-called FD&C blue number 1.

Some brands of edible glitter are trendy because they give your cookies the natural MAGIC sparkle!!!

DISCO dust also gives an adorable glitter, DISCO dust is not TOXIC, but it is recommended to use it on cake or cookie decorations.   For edible pearls, you also always have to make sure they are food grade.

Remember, most edible glitters and edible coloring powders also say “edible” on the label. If the product label only says “non-toxic” or “for decorative purposes only” and does not include a list of ingredients, you should not use it directly in food.

Well, less talk and more action.  You can fill the cookie with royal icing and let it dry a little bit, and then put the pearls one by one.

If you are going to use a dough cutter to shape your cookie, it is essential to consider your dough’s temperature is a significant factor. Once you cut it into the desired shape, you can fill it or glaze it, giving it a unique touch with a touch of edible glitter or a combination of many colors!

Don’t forget to let the cookies dry completely before serving; you can be sure they will look beautiful and be delicious too.


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