Thanks for your kind words, BACI and pattycakes55d.
bobwonderbuns your cookies are so beautiful and you are always so helpful.
BACI, here is how I do my cookies:
I use thinned karo syrup to adhere the fondant to the cookie. Have found that the thinner the better, straight out of the bottle is way too thick.
I brush it on with a fairly good size artist brush, bought at Michaels, not very expensive. When it is thinner, it kind of soaks into the cookie, doesn't make a mess on the fondant, but it still adheres very well. The cookies are cooled. I usually bake one day, decorate the next.
I normally put the fondant on 12-18 cookies, depending on how many will fit on my trays.
Then I use the same corn syrup, put a little of it on the cookie with a small brush. I put it within the area of the fondant that the ei will cover. I brush it around until the fondant is somewhat sticky. Take the ei and lay it on the wet spot. With your finger, press it down and slide it around just a bit. This moves the corn syrup to the edges of the ei I find that the less syrup you use, the better it is, you do not want the syrup to run out from under the ei(ask how I know)
After I attach the ei, I do whatever embossing I am going to do, then go on to the next cookie.
If I am using luster dust around the ei, I brush that on first, leaving a spot where the ei will go, that way you don't get the dust on the ei.
Contrary to what I have seen on cc, I sometimes use colored fondant, it works on cookies anyway. Here's some I did for Christmas. Sorry so long, if you have any questions, just pm me.