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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Valentine Cookies

This is a simple Valentine's cookie idea with Sugar Cookies. For these I used a roll of store bought sugar cookie dough.

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
1 Box Confectioner's Sugar (Powdered Sugar, 1 LB)
5 Tbs Meringue Powder
Various Food Coloring - I prefer Wilton , they give vibrant color

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 ribbonlike trail on the surface of the mixture for 5 seconds when you raise the paddle.

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