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  • How do you use icing for cookies?

  • It鈥檚 important to note that royal icing dries out very quickly and forms a crusty skin if left uncovered, so make sure to cover it anytime you鈥檙e not working with it. If the surface does dry out, discard any dry pieces and give the icing a good mix to rehydrate it. Piping icing: Piping icing is what you鈥檒l use to pipe borders around the cookies.

  • Can You decorate cookies with royal icing?

  • You can decorate any cookies with Royal Icing, but you do want to select a recipe with minimal spread, and most importantly one that does not rise. If you have a dome-shaped cookie, the flood royal icing will run off and not spread evenly. Check out my no-spread Sugar Cookie Cut Out Recipe!

  • How do I know if my icing is right for cookies?

  • To check if your icing is the right consistency, paint it on top of a room temperature cookie and check to see if it鈥檚 dripped over the edges after a few minutes. If it has, add powdered sugar; if it鈥檚 too thick and hard to spread over the cookie, add corn syrup. Once it鈥檚 perfect, coat the rest of the cookies and serve.

  • How do you decorate cookies with food coloring?

  • Divide into as many separate bowls as desired. Add in different food coloring to each bowl beating/whisking until the intensity is achieved. Paint the icing over the cookies using a brush or dip the cookie edges into icing (this will set quite quickly).

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