Desserts

Valentine Cookies with Royal Icing

 
 
This is a simple Valentine’s Day cookie idea with Sugar Cookies. For these I used a roll of store bought sugar cookie dough. Clearly my talents are not in the cookie decorating field…oh how I envy those who can decorate beautiful cookies.
 
When you use store bought dough, you have to roll it out on a floured surface and work more flour into the dough when you roll it out. Otherwise your cookies will puff up and not keep the shape you want them when doing cut out cookies.
 
 
If you want to make up your own sugar cookie dough, here is a recipe for
 
 
So after rolling out the cookies, cutting them out in various sizes and baking. It’s time to decorate.
 

Royal Icing with Meringue Powder

 
Ingredients:
 
Royal Icing
1 Box Confectioner’s Sugar (Powdered Sugar, 1 LB)
5 Tbs Meringue Powder
Various Food Coloring – I prefer Wilton , they give vibrant color
 

Easy Royal Icing Recipe

 
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine sugar and meringue powder. Mixing on low speed, add a scant 1/2 cup water. For a thinner consistency, usually used for flooding, add more water.
 
A thicker consistency is generally used for outlining and adding details. Mix until icing holds a ribbon-like trail on the surface of the mixture for 5 seconds when you raise the paddle.
 

Easy Royal Icing for Sugar Cookies

When icing your cookies, form the outline then use the thinner icing mixture to “flood” and fill in. Use a tooth pick or similar to remove any air bubbles if needed. 

Valentine Heart Cookies with Easy Royal Icing

Valentine Heart Cookies with Easy Royal Icing

Ingredients

Royal Icing

  • 16 oz Box of Confectioner's Sugar
  • 5 Tbs Meringue Powder
  • Various Food Coloring - I prefer Wilton , they give vibrant color

Cookies

  • Store bought Sugar Cookie Dough
  • All Purpose Flour, for rolling dough
  • Shaped cookie cutters

Instructions

Royal Icing

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine sugar and meringue powder.

Mixing on low speed, add a scant 1/2 cup water.

For a thinner consistency, usually used for flooding, add more water.

A thicker consistency is generally used for outlining (piping) and adding details.

Mix until icing holds a ribbon-like trail on the surface of the mixture for 5 seconds when you raise the paddle.

Cookies

Dust the work surface with flour for rolling out the cookie dough.

Dust the dough with flour as needed to stiffen the dough a bit (this prevents cut out cookies from spreading into a blob)

Bake as directed and allow to completely cool before decorating with icing.

 
 

 

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