How to Throw a Button Party!comments (6) August 9th, 2013
While the glue on the cupcake toppers is drying, you can mix up your cookie and cupcake batter and put the first batches in the oven if you like. Here is one pan of mini-cupcakes and one small batch of shortbread cookies (the ones I glazed, this was my first round). I filled my cupcake liners 2/3 full and sliced cookies right off the log of shortbread dough for a simple round shape.
Glazed button cookies:
If you are having your party at home and don't need to pack up the cookies, I think glaze can be lovely. I needed to bring mine across town, though, so I ended up not using the glaze for mine. Here's my general how-to for this method:
1. Mix up a basic glaze and add color of your choice if you like. Let your cookies cool completely, then add a smooth coat of glaze to the top of each (I used a spoon to apply mine), wiping away any excess from the sides if it spills over. Let it cool and harden completely (a few minutes in the refrigerator will help with this step).
2. Use a fondant icing pen to add four dots of icing to the surface. If the glazed cookie is still warm, the dots will melt right into the glaze, but if it's cooled, they'll stay nicely defined.
3. Try to avoid stacking them or marring the surfaces before you serve them!
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