These are a great weekend project. Not just because they take a lot of time to put together, but because lots of steps require you to walk away for a little while, then come back and do something else. You can use the down time to get odds and ends done around the house or run out and take care of a quick errand.
Here's how you can make your own Pantone Cookies:
What you’ll need:
Pasta roller, pizza wheel or rectangular cookie cutter
Baking sheets and cooling racks
Large bowl with tight fitting lid or plastic cling wrap to cover
Small bathroom cups
Black food marker
To make the cookies:
- Roll out the dough into a large sheet 1/8” thick.
- Using a pasta roller or pizza wheel, cut the dough into rectangles 1 ¾” wide and 2 ½” tall (note: our cookies were a bit crammed for writing space. If you’d like more space or bigger cookies, increase the size to 2 ¼” inches wide and 3” tall). We used a yardstick to measure and cut the strips. Provided it is the right size, a rectangular cookie cutter may also work.
- Carefully transfer the cut dough onto cookie sheets and bake according to recipe instructions. Once the cookies are baked, allow them to cool on a rack for at least an hour.
To make the frosting:
- Mix up the icing according to your recipe in a large bowl. Transfer a third of it into a smaller dish and tightly cover the large bowl. Royal icing dries out quickly so it’s important to cover any you’re not using.
- Leaving the icing its original white color, apply a rectangle to the bottom third of the cookie. Try to keep the borders as straight and a close to the edge of the cookie as possible). Repeat until all cookies have the partial frosting. Allow the icing to harden completely (at least 1 hour). Add any leftover icing back into the original container.
- Place 1-2 tablespoons of royal icing into a small cup. Add in food coloring until desired hue is attained. Spread the icing on the remaining two thirds of the cookie, again keeping the borders as straight and close to the edge as possible. Allow to dry for at least one hour, or until hardened completely.
- Once cookies have hardened completely, use an edible marker to write “PANTONE” across the bottom. For a genuine Pantone look, you can use a color-matching guide to look up the numbers and write them on the cookie as well.