Monday, February 14, 2011

Decorated Sugar Cookies






Happy Valentine's Day! Valentine's Day sure came fast this year. Today is the day where we see heart shaped everything, people carrying flowers, some with candy, others with stuffed animals and people simply being all lovey-dovey.

When I was in elementary school, I remember the only thing I looked forward to on Valentine's day was the candy and sweets everyone passed out. ha. Didn't you? Now, everything is different, more serious is how I'd like to put it. In fact, Valentines Day can either be this lovey-dovey holiday or Single Awareness Day! The pressure is on today! So go out there and do a little somethin' somethin'.

Decorated Sugar Cookies
What you'll need:
Baked, "Cut-Out" Sugar cookies
Royal Icing
Toothpick

Directions
1. Make your Royal Icing and tint it in the color you want to use. In my case, a plain white and a reddish/pink

2. Start by outlining your Sugar Cookie with the Royal Icing. I used a squeeze bottle for this.

3.  Once outlined, take more Royal Icing (that is slightly thinner than what you used to outline) and begin to flood the whole cookie.

4. Once flooded, the fun can begin.

-For a design like the very first picture, put dots of a different colored Royal Icing along the edges of the flooded cookie. Then take a toothpick and drag it through the center of each dot which creates the heart shape

-For a design like the second picture, make lines of different colored Royal Icing that runs from edge to edge of the cookie. Then simply take your toothpick and run it through the icing, up and down.

5. Let the cookies dry for about 24 hrs.

-Aaron John

7 comments:

  1. AJ, you frosted the cookies so beautifully! I am well impressed!

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  2. Thanks!! This was my first time decorating cookies!! I'm so addicted to decorating cookies now!! So much fun! I want to make more! ha

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  3. Those look really good! Awesome decorating skills.

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  4. I love Valentine's Day desserts, and yours looks so, so delicious! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living's Valentine's Day Recipe Contest! You could win a GreenPan Stainless Steel Todd's Perfect Gourmet Cook Set!

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  5. Beautifully decorated cookies!

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  6. Rick: Thanks! I just want to make these cookies just to decorate. Soooo much fun!

    Sophia: Thank you! I took a look at the contest but forgot to enter! haha.

    Susi: Thanks!! :DD

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  7. They're beautifully decorated and I'll be trying them out next time! Do you have more ideas for using royal icing to decorate cookies?

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! :)

-Aaron John

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