One look at a marbled cookie, and you'll be inspired to make one for yourself immediately. But the question is, how do get such a perfect and realistic marble effect? The answer is simpler than you may think, and the secret ingredient is fondant. As Reddit user IAmaChook, who posted these gorgeous marbled cookies on Reddit, explained, all you need for the cookies is fondant, food coloring, and gold luster dust, which is an edible decorating powder.
After many people inquired about her mesmerizing cookies, the Reddit user said, "To achieve the marble effect, I colored different balls of fondant multiple shades of gray and white. (I'm not a fan of the taste of fondant either, I know.) I rolled the different balls of fondant into long ropes. Twisted the ropes together, folded them, and then rolled them out with a rolling pin. You can repeat the twisting and rolling method again to achieve an even more marbled effect. I painted the gold on using luster dust."
If you can't wait to recreate these at home using your favorite colors for marbling, here's a step-by-step breakdown of how you can.
- Start with a basic fondant recipe or buy your own.
- Separate the fondant into balls and dye each one the color of your choice.
- Roll the fondant into long ropes, twist them together, fold them into a shorter stack, and roll the stack out with a rolling pin. The different colors will start to bleed into each other, creating the swirled, marbled effect.
- Once you bake your sugar cookies and allow them to cool, cut out a perfect circle of marbled fondant using a biscuit cutter or a glass. To add the fondant cutout to each cookie, spread a layer of buttercream frosting on the cookie to act as a glue. Combine luster dust with water (or vodka, which dries faster), and paint your desired amount on each cookie using a thin paint brush.
- Marvel at your creation, and enjoy!