How to decorate sugar cookies | 2021

It’s easy to make sugar cookies at home when you start with this amazing sugar cookie recipe. To ensure success, bring all of your ingredients to room temperature. Sift the dry ingredients before adding them to the wet ingredients. Here’s my favorite sugar cookie recipe.

Basic Sugar Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, soft

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

2 large eggs

1-1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars together for 2 minutes on medium speed. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla. In another bowl, mix flour and salt. Slowly add the dry mixture to the mixture until all the flour is combined. Put the dough in a bowl or plastic bag and put it in the fridge for an hour or more. Roll out the dough on a parchment-lined board to 1/4 inch thick. Cut cookies with your favorite cookie cutter. All cookies of the same size should be baked together. If not, the smaller cookies will be burned before the larger cookies are cooked.

Place the cookies on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown. The yield of this recipe will vary depending on the size of the cookie cutters you are using.

Important cookie dough tip: The cookie cutters should be used close together to cut the cookie dough. This eliminates re-rolling the dough over and over again which makes the baked cake tough. Press the cookie cutter into the cookie dough, then shake it slightly to get clean pieces. Remove the cookie cutter.

Flavoring Fondant: Fondant can be flavored with concentrated fudge flavorings to enhance the flavour. It only takes a bit of the candy flavor kneaded into the fondant to add the desired flavor. Kids love the chewing gum flavor.

How to quickly decorate baked sugar cookies with fondant: Use store-bought brands to quickly decorate baked sugar cookies. To use the fondant out of the package, you must cut it into smaller pieces, then knead the fondant until it is soft. You can then put everything back together and knead it into a ball. Put it in a plastic bag to prevent it from drying out. Take a portion of the fondant and roll it about 1/8 inch thick. Use the same cookie cutter to cut out the fondant and then place the fondant pieces on a sheet of wax paper until you cut them all together.

Take a food-safe brush and a bit of piping gel to coat the center of the baked sugar cake, then place the fondant on top. Gently smooth the fondant pieces over the baked sugar cake so that they adhere completely to the cookie. Set aside, and repeat with remaining baked sugar cookies.

To decorate the top of your sugar cookies, you can use simple decorating tools or items you have in the kitchen that can create imprints in fondant (forks, clean lace, or cake decorating tools). You can also add a thin layer of piping jelly on top of the fondant, then put sanding sugar on top of the piping jelly, and shake the cookies to remove the excess.

Once you have decorated all of your baked sugar cookies, you should allow time for the fondant to set before placing the cookies in silavan bags or stacking them on a cookie tray. Fondant usually takes 12-24 hours to set.

Please see the link below to see how-to pictures and simple fondant decorating ideas for your sugar cookie.

Source by Debra J. Mosely

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