Edible Glitter

Disco Dust, Sanding Sugar, Edible Glitter, Nonpareils.....oh my!!

A few weeks ago, someone asked about all the different "pretties" that can be added to the top of a cookie. While I was making snowball cookies in January, I decided to experiment. Plus, I wanted to put all the effects together so you could compare them for yourself.

Sanding sugar.......it's seen everywhere in the cookie world these days. I think they make it in just about every color. It brings a nice shiny crystal-y look to the cookie. Sprinkle it on.....let it sit for a few minutes and then pour off the excess.

Nonpareils.....most everyone has seen them. Actually.....most people HAVE them in their kitchen. :) We all grew up with them.....using them on the Christmas cookies, ice cream, etc. They come in every color and color combo imaginable! They are great for certain effects, but I have two problems with them. First, once you open the cap.....the likelihood of having them EVERYWHERE is great (lol). Also, I don't like biting into a whole bunch of them on a cookie. But sometimes their effect is just perfect for whatever cookie you are doing. Just sprinkle them on.....carefully! ;)

Edible glitter gives a lot of dimension to the cookie because it is kind of like flakes. I found that it was the best match for making a "snowball effect". I've also used it for making snow cone cookies in the summer time. You can find edible glitter in many colors too. Just sprinkle it on.

Disco Dust provides the ultimate in a shiny, glitter-y effect. However, it is considered "non-toxic" (like crayons) and thus not intended as something edible. I've been told it is ground plastic, although I haven't confirmed that. If you're wanting to add a beautiful effect to a display cookie that will not be eaten.....disco dust would be a perfect choice.
However, I would not recommend adding it to cookies that will be consumed.

And here's all the "snowballs" and their "pretties" together. 

I've included a link to each decor item to give you an idea of price and show you the place I go to purchase them.


So RED is the color for today's valentine cookies. Fun!

Happy Sunday to you. :)

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