Sunday, July 31, 2011

"Fishy" Sugar Cookies & Royal Icing Recipe

I was asked to make sugar cookies for a family event coming up in August. I decided to do a dry-run today & test out the cookie recipe I had chosen & the royal icing, since I had never worked with it before...

...and it was so easy! I had an absolute blast decorating these! They were just fun, fun, fun from start to finish. Royal icing adds a professional touch to your cookies, and honestly, it's very quick to make & easy to work with!

Here is a very simple recipe for royal icing - use it to top your favorite sugar cookie recipe!

Royal Icing

3 C. Confectionery Sugar
1/4 tsp. Cream of Tartar
3 egg whites, beaten

Mix together confectionery sugar and cream of tartar. Using an electric mixer, beat in 3 egg whites for a few minutes until fully mixed.

Immediately add desired food coloring & put royal icing in to squeeze bottles or piping bags to decorate with. The icing hardens quickly, so you need to use the icing immediately after you make it. I used Wilton Squeeze Bottles which worked fantastically. I would suggest using squeeze bottles to "flood" the cookie & a piping bag with a small tip to add details to the cookies.

Click on these links from The Brown Eyed Baker for a great sugar cookie recipe & royal icing decorating tips.

Oh yeah, click here to get the adorable candy eyes!

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