Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Sugar Skull Cookies

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Sugar Skull Cookies
Sugar Skulls are part of the Feliz Dia de los Muertos (Happy Day of the Dead) celebration in Mexico! It is a happy day to honor family and ancestors that have passed on. To honor members of my family long gone, I baked Sugar Skull Cookies using the vanilla sugar cookie recipe from my Halloween Cookies.

One of the Sugar Skull Cookies
I love the wafer paper designs used to make the sugar skull cookies. They are just like coloring in a book but with edible markers and edible paper. I colored the wafer sheet first and let them dry a few hours and then carefully cut them. The wafer paper breaks easily so be careful with this step.

To adhere the wafer paper on the skull cookies, I decorated first with Royal Icing and let them dry overnight. I then used a brush on the undecorated side of the wafer skulls and gently pressed them onto each cookie. It is important to let them set overnight so they do not stick together and the wafer paper tears.

For History of Day of the Dead & the Sugar Skull Tradition, visit:
http://www.mexicansugarskull.com/support/dodhistory.html

Enjoy!

-Sophia/Two Frys

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