I love Indian corn......and thus I have attempted to emulate it every autumn in cookie form.
This year, I had a bit of a disaster when I tried to make small kernel cookies
to place on top of a large "ear of corn" cookie. Ugh!
It bothered me for weeks that I had failed.
So I set out to make Indian corn in a variety of ways to compensate for my epic fail. ;)
Rather than use a specific cutter,
try cutting a long rectangle and then trimming the top and bottom with a rounded edge.
A couple of the corn versions used texture on the cookie dough before baking.
A third version used small bits of dough shaped into kernels and
placed onto the ear of corn before it was baked.
(I come by the CRAZIE part of my cookie-ing naturally!)
For the final three simpler versions,
Add small "kernel lines" in brown, orange, & tan glaze using the wet-on-wet technique.
This is by far the simplest version.
After the base has dried for at least 30 minutes,
add kernels of gold glaze to give this simple version more dimension.
After drying overnight,
With the second ear of corn flooded with gold glaze,
wait about one hour for the glaze to crust.
Use a paper towel to gently press a pattern into the glaze.
See photo below of the next day's painting I did on the above cookie.
And for the final gold glazed cookie,
allow it to crust for about 90 min - 2 hours.
Using a cake tester, gentle press in diagonal lines in both directions to form "kernels".
On the second day, it's time for painting!
For the four versions below,
begin with painting bronze pearl dust all over the ears to give them a natural look.
Then use various Americolor gels (chocolate brown, orange, egg yellow, ivory)
to paint on the kernels.
Forgive me for making such a CRAZIE tutorial.
I know it is a bit hard to follow with so many versions going on.
But hopefully it will give you some inspiration to try your own version of Indian corn cookies. :)
Harvest Cookie Collection