Jan 16, 2012

Red Carpet Cookies with Wrigley {Recipe}

Since we’re all talking fashion today after last night’s Golden Globes Awards, we thought I’d share a fun project we did for Wrigley.

As you may have seen here and here, we’ve partnered with Wrigley to show candy fans, party stylists, and DIY’ers everywhere how Wrigley gum and candy can be used in many other fun or delicious ways. When we first received all of the Wrigley products, one of the first things that came to my mind was using their gum to make a fashion collection.  Not only are these cookies great for a red carpet party {think Oscars, etc}, but they would also be fantastic for fashion week, which is coming up next month. Gum is so malleable so you can shape it into almost anything!  With all of the different shades of gum, I thought of the ombre trend and started creating ombre a-line shifts with simple sugar cookies and Wrigley gum. I love that the gum already had horizontal lines since that naturally gave the dresses a chevron pattern. For the gal who likes a little flair on her dress, you can spice it up by adding a ruffled layer. After giving the dresses a collar with gummie Life Savers®, these dresses were red carpet ready! Scroll down below to check out the recipe to create these A-line shift cookies.

What fun things have you made using Wrigley candy?  If you have, please feel free to share with us!

Fashion Collection: Dress Cookies

Makes 8 cookies (*recipe contains edible ingredients, except gum)


1 16 oz package store bought sugar cookie dough

2 cups powdered sugar

4 Tbsp milk

12 sticks Juicy Fruit® or Doublemint® gum

4 sticks 5® Cobalt™ gum

4 sticks Extra® Peppermint gum

4 pieces Big Red® gum

4 pieces Orbit® Strawberry Remix gum

4 pieces Life Savers® Gummies Collisions Cherry Watermelon

4 pieces Life Savers® Gummies Collisions Pineapple Punch

Amy Atlas Aline Stencil


1. Preheat oven according to directions on back of store bought cookie dough package.

2. While the oven is preheating, roll out cookie dough ¼ ” thick. Cut out 8 “dresses” using the provided stencil (*below); bake the cookies as directed on package and let cool.

3. In the meantime, prepare the royal icing. In a bowl, mix powdered sugar and milk mixture

to form a smooth texture. (You can also use store bought royal icing or frosting instead of the

milk/powdered sugar mix.)

4. Place the strips of gum in order to form an “ombre” or fading affect.  We used Blue Vortex, Extra Blue Mint, and Double Mint for blue dress and Juicy Fruit, Big red and Strawberry Orbit for pink dress. Using the same stencil, cut the strips of gum to fit the size of the cookie.

5. “Frost” thin layer of royal icing on the surface of the cookies.

6. Once the frosting begins to harden, place sticks of gum in the same pattern.

7. To create the neckpiece, take a piece of a Life Saver Gummie candy and cut in half; adhere to cookie using the royal icing.

Note: making a ruffle out of two strips of gum and placing at the bottom of the dress cookie will add a more romantic style. Simply gather the gum to make folds, taking care not to press to hard so the gum does not break.

**Amy Atlas is a compensated spokesperson for Wrigley.

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