Piping does not have to be difficult. With a steady hand, simply draw a design onto your cookies. There is no "right" or "wrong" way to do this. HAVE FUN with it! This is your opportunity to be creative.
Before the icing dries, you can add small silver or colored dragées, sprinkles or sugar crystals to your cookies.
If you do make a "mistake", use a toothpick to clean up the areas you are unhappy with.
How to "Flood Fill" Cookies:
If you want to "flood fill" some of your cookies, outline the edges with your icing. Then take a small bowl and add some of the icing mixture with a small amount (1/2 tsp at a time) of water until a slightly thinner consistency is achieved. Don't over thin your icing!
Now spoon a small amount onto the cookie (remember its easier to add more than take away some) and spread with a toothpick.
Once the area is "flood filled" you can either:
- let it dry and add more piping designs once the icing has set, or
- add sprinkles or sugar crystals while the icing is still wet.
Tip 7: For the best results, keep within a simple theme. Its too easy to get carried away with ideas, so stick with only a couple colors and techniques for the most unified look.
Once you cookies are decorated, carefully transfer to wax paper and allow to dry for at least 4-5 hours (to ensure they are hard set) before stacking.
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