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One of my favorite treats to enjoy with tea is any type of sweet cookie. I have had my square crinkle cookie cutters for a while now and finally decided to make these flower cookies with them. I made both sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies and decorated them with royal icing. Royal icing is my absolute favorite type icing to decorate cookies with, because it is quite easy to make and only requires 2 ingredients mixed with water. (Icing sugar and meringue powder)

To make the sugar cookie icing, I use my handy KitchenAid Stand Mixer and simply place:

3 cups of icing sugar

3 tablespoons of meringue powder

and 1/3 cup of water into a mixing bowl

I then beat it for a full 10 minutes using the paddle attachment.

During the 10 minutes of mixing, I usually prepare my piping bags using couplers and #2 piping tips.

Once the icing is done, I usually mix one color at a time, by placing the desired amount of icing into a separate little bowl. I cover the original mixing bowl with a damp cloth to keep the icing from becoming dry. I then mix in the food color gel into the little bowl of icing and place the icing into my piping bag. I close the top of the piping bag using an elastic and put a toothpick into the tip to keep the icing from drying out. Then I mix up the next color and repeat the same steps until I have all of the colors I need.

It is then time to have some fun and decorate cookies!

 

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4 comments… add one
  • Cheryl J Aug 9, 2011

    WOW your cookies are fabulous and your shaped ones brilliant…….you are very clever!!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

  • Vapid Vixen Aug 21, 2011

    Wow! These look so pretty! I have a hard time not burning toast so I’m definitely impressed. And the teapot cookies in the post below are just plain adorable. I love them. Stopping by from super stalker Sunday to say hi. 🙂

  • Nissa Aug 21, 2011

    Oh my, are those ever gorgeous! I have just started dabbling in the world of tea and am a new follower via Super Stalker Sunday looking forward to future posts! 🙂

    Nissa

  • Kortney Aug 25, 2011

    Those are almost too pretty to eat!!

    I’m stopping by from the Super Stalker Sunday! Thanks for joining us!!

    Have a great day,

    Kortney @ Kortney’s Krazy Life

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