Friday, December 23, 2011
Merry Christmas Sugar Cookies
Vanilla Sugar Cookie Recipe
Round Cookie Cutter or Biscuit Cutters
Royal Icing Recipe
Gel-based icing colors
Zip-top sandwich baggies
Tips #1, 2, or 3
Plastic Wrap for Icing Bag Bullets
Click this link for a complete tutorial on how to make the royal icing, how to get the outline consistency right, how to color the icing, and how to make the icing "flood in" like you see below.
To make the top look gold, mix a few drops of clear vanilla extract with gold pearl dust, gently brush it on the icing. Don't allow your paintbrush to get too wet or your icing will get super tacky.
The patterned one is easier than you think. Just pipe lines of another color of flooding icing across the still wet icing, then use a toothpick to go in one direction, through the lines, then in the opposite direction through the lines. I think they're pretty.
To make the cookies like the Christmas tree, holly leaves or the snowman scene, start will all of your outlines.
I did brush this one with pearl dust in the end, too, to add some sparkle, but I forgot to take a new picture.
I also brushed this guy with pearl dust after it dried. The sparkle was a nice touch.