How To Decorate Cookies With Multicolor Candy Clay

Applying shapes to a decorated cookie is easy, but not necessarily fast. 

If you want to use a shape that you don’t have a cutter for, you can use the Cricut or another paper cutter, or you can use your handy craft knife, which is what I do.

multi colored candy clay on cookies

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Candy clay discs ready to go on the cookies

To do these anchor shapes, I cut out a template from cardboard, and had a bunch of white chocolate clay rounds ready. 

These rounds were a little smaller than the cutter that I was going to use for the cookie itself.

rolling out candy clay

I put the anchor template on some rolled-out red fondant, and used a rolling pin to impress the shape into the fondant.

imprinting shape on candy clay

imprinted cany clay

cutting out shapes out of candy clay

Using the knife, cut around the shape. 

Candy clay anchors

I used a #3 piping tip to put the little hole in the top of the anchors. Remove the extra fondant from the work surface.
(For another article about this method of decorating cookies with candy clay, click here.)

picking up the candy clay anchor with a spatula

Adding the chapes to the candy clay discs using a spatula.

Using an offset spatula, place the cutout on the prepared circle.

adjusting the anchor with an exacto knife

Use the craft knife to position the shape in the right place, then press it gently into the surface of the chocolate clay round. 

Placing the candy clay anchors on the candy clay discs

You can cut off parts of the shape that need to be adjusted if they spread out when you’re moving them around.

candy clay discs ready to go on the cookies

I added a blue circle under the white one, then stored the chocolate clay shapes in the fridge to wait for the cookies to be ready. 

Candy clay cookies on a cooling rack

As soon as they come out of the oven, put the chocolate discs on the hot cookies. 


Make sure that you put them where you want them the first time, because the heat from the cookie will start melting the chocolate immediately.

The cookies with softening candy clay on them as they cool off

The heat will melt the chocolate and adhere the design to the cookies. 

Once you put the shape on, don’t touch them until they cool off completely and don’t look wet anymore. 

They’ll get all melty-looking, but don’t worry. Once they cool down they’ll look normal and non-shiny.

The cooling could take a long time, though, possibly hours. 

If you want to speed things up you can put them in the fridge. 

cookies decorated with candy clay

The only thing to deal with then would be some slight condensation when you remove them from the fridge, so you’ll have to let them sit and dry out before bagging them if that happens.

To read another article about how to roll cookie dough out evenly, click here. That can help your cookies to bake flatter!

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