Wow everyone with these ornate and glam sugar cookies, dressed to impress this holiday!
Christmas Cookie Decorating Idea: Opulent Ornaments
Want to pipe and decorate like a pro? Follow these steps for decorating with royal icing.
TRY THESE RECIPES
To Outline Cookies
Using piping bag fitted with small plain tip, pipe royal icing around edges of cookies. Let dry for 20 minutes.
To Flood Outlined Cookies
Gradually add enough water to make thin icing, which should flow smoothly from a spoon. Working with one cookie at a time, pipe or spoon thinned icing onto centres of cookies. Using toothpick or skewer, spread to piped edges, popping any air bubbles. Let dry for 30 minutes.
To Marble Flooded Cookies
Pipe stripes, dots or circles of contrasting colours onto flooded cookies while still wet. Draw a toothpick through designs to swirl and marble as desired. Let dry for 30 minutes.
To Flock Flooded Cookies
Dip icing side of flooded cookies into coarse decorating sugar while still wet. Let dry completely.
Tips & Tricks
•Always let icing outlines dry before you start flooding.
•Have cotton swabs on hand to quickly wipe up any mistakes.
•For easy cleanup, ice cookies over a sheet of waxed or parchment paper.
•Use a small paintbrush to clean your piping tip after each use, as any residual icing in the tip will dry and harden— making it difficult to pass icing through.
Special thanks to La Casa Dolce Bakery for their custom decorating skills.