I was asked by a friend to make some cookies that looked like peacock feathers. I hadn’t tried this before but loved the idea. I wanted something fun and tasty and something that would stay fresh. I love making things out of Nutter Butters so I thought I would try that.
I found some edible 1.5 inch peacock feather toppers on eBay. I got the 70 count since I needed to make 50 cookies and wanted to have some extra in case they broke. These are printed on very thin wafer sheets about the thickness of heavy card stock. They were actually easy to cut out, just had to cut out 70 of them and that got a bit tiresome after a while.
Once I had these cut out I started preparing my cookies. I took some white chocolate melts and microwaved them for 1 minute in a bowl, stirred then microwaved for another 30 seconds. I took my Nutter Butter cookies and brushed off the loose crumbs to help keep my chocolate clean. I dipped each cookie in the chocolate and tapped the side of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate and air bubbles and placed them on wax paper to set.
Once my cookies were set I put some green melting chocolates in a ziplock bag and microwaved for 1 minute, kneaded the bag and microwaved another 30 seconds. I kneaded the bag to make sure there were no solid pieces then cut a small tip off one of the corners of the bag. To make the feathers I just piped chocolate back and forth into the center. Since the middle will be thick I wiped it so when the chocolate was set it didn’t have a hard part where my wafer needed to go. I lightly sprinkled green and blue sugar crystals on the chocolate then placed the cookie back on my wax paper to set.
Now to add the peacock dot wafer. Taking more melted green chocolate I made a thick circle the shape of the wafer cut-out and a extra dot of chocolate in the center.
I took my wafer and lightly pressed it into the chocolate circle pressing the edges to squeeze out the chocolate to the edge of the wafer. Then, holding the cookie over a bowl of green sugar crystals I covered the chocolate to finish it.
It looked good like this but since it was a wedding I thought I would add some candy pearls…not necessary, but…
And there they are!!