So remember how yesterday I showed you the super delicious and easy to roll out
sugar cookies? So today comes the decorating part.
I first used this icing when I made football cookies a
while back. It's pretty easy to make but I found it somewhat difficult to work
with but as we never throw out a dessert in our house (see the football post above), I
plowed through and finished the cookies. This time, however, was different. A
few months ago my mom bought me the best gift - these little squeeze bottles from
Pampered Chef that are made for decorating cookies. So this time I made the
icing, tinted it with food gel colors and filled the little squeezy bottles. And
then I let the kids decorate all the dreidel cookies. I even gave them sprinkles
and non-pareils 'cause that's the kind of mom I try to be.
Here's the recipe straight from Toba Garrett, cake decorating master:
3 and 3/4 cups powdered sugar
7 tablespoons whole milk (or water or whatever)
6 tablespoons corn syrup
gel food colors
Pour the sugar into a big bowl and add the milk. Mix well. It will seem
like there is no way that such a small amount of liquid will be able to mix with
all that sugar, but keep going, it will work. Then add the corn syrup and mix
well. The icing consistency should be like this, pretty thick and flowing off
the spoon slowly. If it's too thin, add more sugar. This can't really be messed
up because you can keep changing the consistency by adding more corn syrup, milk
or more powdered sugar.
Then tint your frosting.
Here's what happened next.
And here's what we have now. Pretty good, no?
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