Monday, March 14, 2016

Stamping on Cookies

This past weekend, I contributed one of the display projects for the Inking Idaho on the Road event, here in Boise and wanted to share what I made.

Of course, the project I was most excited about was the handstamped cookies!

The cookies i made were basic sugar cookies (I used my Grandma's recipe, as it is my favorite), that were iced in royal icing that had been allowed to dry before I began stamping.  The stamps were all from Stampin' Up!  As, these were for a display, rather than to eat, I used stamps I already owned.  If you were stamping cookies with the intent of eating them, you want to use NEW stamps, or stamps that have only been used for food use, and that have been properly washed/sterilized.

The "ink" I used to stamp with, was gel food coloring.  I used a sponge to daub the food coloring onto the stamp, to pressed the stamp on the cookie.

A few things I learned: The best stamps for this technique are those that are not super intricate, but also don't have huge areas that stamp solid.  The food coloring does best on a "rubbery" stamp, rather than a clear photopolymer stamp, although you CAN make those work (just be aware that your image will likely not be crisp, and the food coloring will stain that type of stamp).

I found I got the best image by not using a stamp block initially, so that I could press the back of each area of the stamp to get a clear image.  This will help eliminate blank patches due to any uneveness in the icing of the cookie.  Once I had done that, I used a stamp block to pick the stamp up off the cookie.  

Once the image is stamped, you can go back in with icing details, use an edible marker, or dust the cookie with some pearl dust, to finish them.

ETA: I made a video tutorial of how to do this!  Click here to find the tutorial.




  1. Lovely project Sara! Never thought we could stamp over cookies !

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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  2. Lovely project, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination. Wendy DT x

  3. Great cookies! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

  4. They look so great. I like the idea.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Good luck, Michelle (DT)


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