So IZZE, they of sparkling fruit juice, sent me a package the other day. A bonus of my other gig at Craft Gossip is getting good mail. Usually said good mail is in the form of a cookbook, but this time it was samples of IZZE (Sparkling Mandarin, Watermelon, Grapefruit and Peach, to be exact), and a super-cute T-shirt, and some fizzy orange lip balm, and a key chain that my kid stole and hid.
I wrote lots more about IZZE over at Edible Crafts, which you can read about HERE. Positive things like how the company was founded on the principal of giving back and how IZZE is made from pure fruit juice and sparkling water with no refined sugar, preservatives or artificial flavors. Plus, they encourage creativity. Hence, the cookies.
To make these cookies, inspired by the logo, I made, chilled, cut out 2-inch circles, and baked cookies using my chocolate cookie dough. Then I tinted some fondant (use store-bought or homemade marshmallow fondant) with my Americolor Soft Gel Pastes, a couple shades each with Electric Pink, Electric Green, Orange and Egg Yellow. Then, just roll out the fondant, using confectioner’s sugar as needed to prevent sticking, cut out circles with the same cutter used to cut out the cookies, and adhere the fondant to a cookie using either light corn syrup or a dab of frosting. Roll out fondant in a different shade of the same color, cut out the tear drop shapes (oh how easy this would be with a tear drop shape, I don’t have one, so I used a mini heart cutter and cut them in half… this was tedious) and adhere to the circle of fondant with a dab of light corn syrup.