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Gnomi Cookie

Treat your sweetheart with an adorable gnome from cookie decorator Dani Fiori of Sweet Dani B.

  • yield: Makes 1 cookie

Ingredients

  • Dani Fiori's Royal Icing
  • Peach, pink, white, red, and brown gel-paste food coloring
  • 1 Gnomi-shaped Sugar Cookie Cutouts
  • Sweetheart candies
  • Blue, green, or violet candy beads
  • Large confetti-candy circles
  • Sanding sugar or white nonpareils
  • Pearl or white small candy beads
  • Pink pigment dust

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Mix together some royal icing with peach gel paste until desired peach shade is reached. Transfer to a small squirt bottle with a wide tip. Leaving a 1/4-inch border, outline the face, hand, and feet of the gnomi. Draw several zigzags across entire surface of the outlined area. If necessary, use a toothpick to spread evenly. Add a sweetheart to the hand and two blue, green, or violet candy beads to face to form eyes.

  2. Step 2

    Mix together some royal icing with pink gel paste until desired pink shade is reached. Transfer to a small squirt bottle with a wide tip. Leaving a 1/4-inch border, outline dress and suspenders. Draw several zigzags across entire surface of the outlined area. If necessary, use a toothpick to spread evenly. Add two large confetti-candy circles to suspenders to create buttons. Let dry 4 to 8 hours.

  3. Step 3

    Mix together some royal icing with white gel paste until desired shade of white is reached. Transfer to a small squirt bottle with a wide tip. Leaving 1/4-inch border, outline hat. Draw several zigzags across entire surface of the outlined area. If necessary, use a toothpick to spread evenly. Sprinkle immediately with sanding sugar or white nonpareils.

  4. Step 4

    Mix together some royal icing with red gel paste until desired red shade is reached. Transfer to a small squirt bottle with a wide tip. Leaving a 1/4-inch border, outline the shirt. Draw several zigzags across entire surface of the outlined area. If necessary, use a toothpick to spread evenly. Using tweezers, immediately add pearl candy beads to create a necklace. Add a sweetheart candy in the center to create a charm.

  5. Step 5

    Mix together some royal icing with brown gel paste until desired brown shade is reached. Transfer to a small squirt bottle with a wide tip. Leaving a 1/4-inch border, outline shoes. Draw several zigzags across entire surface of the outlined area. If necessary, use a toothpick to spread evenly.

  6. Step 6

    Using a small paintbrush, lightly brush cheeks with pink pigment dust, being careful not to touch hat or shirt. Let dry at least 8 hours and up to overnight.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, February 2012