Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halloween Sugar Cookies

Here are some Halloween Sugar Cookie Ideas. I always have so much trouble with the decorating bags so I decided to use a condiment dispenser for the icing. This worked boo-tifully! Don't be fooled, the decorating process takes a while.....but it's so much fun!  The more you decorate the easier it gets. My first batch is normally my "quality control batch" ....which means I can eat them while I decorate the rest! Hope you enjoy!

Royal Icing

(this will cover approximately 3 dozen)

1 pound powdered sugar
5 TBSP meringue powder
1/2 cup water
a few drops of almond or vanilla extract (optional)
food coloring 

Combine the meringue powder and water with a whisk attachment using an electric mixer. Beat until peaks begin to form. Sift in the powdered sugar and beat on low to combine. Increase speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form. (You should be able to remove the beater from the mixer and hold up and jiggle without the peak falling.) If using an extract, add it then beat for a few more seconds to incorporate.

How to:
1.)Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe.
2)After the cookies have cooled. Use the royal icing recipe from above to outline your design. Allow this to cool for 10 minutes.
2) Once the outline is fairly dry, add a few drops of water to thin the royal icing. Now you can "flood" the inside of the cookie and the outline will serve as a barrier. Allow this to cool for 30 minutes.

3) Once the "flooded" icing has cooled, you are ready to add the details.

4) Voila ....enjoy!

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