Hard Candy to Add Textural Component/Scales to Your Cookies!
Updated: Aug 29, 2020
This post details how to add a textural (& yummy) component to your cookies; one example is to add scales like I for the pangolin cookies.
There are 2 posts about the pangolin cookies actually! The other post describes how to recycle a paper towel tube to create 3-D cookies. Check it out!
This is what a pangolin looks like, FYI. :)
Fun Facts about Pangolins:
"Pangolins are the only mammal to be covered in scales.To protect themselves, they curl into balls like hedgehogs.Their name comes from the Malay word ‘pengguling’ meaning ‘something that rolls up’.
I used an easy sugar cookie and easy non-Royal Icing icing that I have made before.
To make the hard candy scales, first, I melted down some crushed Jolly Ranchers and Life Savers at 275 degrees as I learned how to do when I was trying to make a Galaxy Lollipop. Still working on that, haha! It is fun and therapeutic to crush the candy with a hammer.
I used green and purple candies -- instead of just green because it was more colorful and the purple is easier to see on the green cookie.
I sprayed the silicone mold I had with cooking spray and put little piles of the candies with different colors. It didn't matter which mold I used because I knew I was going to break the resulting hard candy to make the scales.
They are hot & liquidy when you take them out of the oven. Then they set & become hard candy again at room temp.
To attach the scales, I covered the cookies with non-Royal Icing icing.
While it was wet, I took the different pieces of green/purple hard candy and placed them on the cookies. Then, when they dried the candy scales were there! I think it's a cool effect.
Give it a try! We are good at this! :)