I love to decorate sugar cookies, except no one want to eat them “because they are too pretty”, said people. They last for a month or so, if stored properly. I think the older they gets, the better they taste. (well, as long as they are not rotten old). Today, I am sharing with you my royal icing and sugar cookie recipes. I have learned so much in cookie decorating from these two ladies. Let’s go back a little bit. What is Royal Icing? It’s just like butter cream, or thinner in the beginning and it gets hardened.
Before I continue, I want to share my daughter’s artificial cake that I made with royal icings. She just turned 3 and I wanted to make her a ‘Forever Friend’ theme cake.
Now back to Royal Icing and Sugar Cookie.
I have tried tons of sugar icing recipes and the best by far is from Glorious Treats.
Rolled Sugar Cookies
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon good quality vanilla extract. Click HERE for step by step directions.
I also love the simplicity of her Royal Icing recipe.
Royal Icing Recipe
4 Tablespoons Meringue Powder (I use Wilton Brand)
4 cups (about 1 pound) powdered sugar
6 Tablespoons warm water (to start, see additional notes below)
Beat all ingredients until stiff peaks form. Click HERE for decoration tutorial.
Another good recipe and tutorial is from Sweetopia. I keep her illustration in my kitchen because it’s super duper cute.
Happy baking !
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