As mentioned in my Addams Family Easter Egg post the other day Easter is my favourite crafty time of year and so I figured it was time to try and make some decorated Easter sugar cookies that I had seen all over the internet.
Sugar cookies are a favourite due to their simple ingredient list and fast prep and cooking time. They have a rich buttery taste which goes well with the simple royal icing.
Most recipes call for the mix to be chilled for 2-3 hours, but I didn't have time for that so worked the dough with some extra flour when it was rolling out and it was fine.
I didnt get far cutting out oval egg shapes before I remembered my octopus/squid/alien cookie cutter that I bought recently. So Easter cookies became monster cookies.
Royal icing Mixture
1 egg white
2 cups icing sugar
Directions: Put the egg white in a bowl and beat it with mixers. Gradually add the icing sugar until is creates a smooth thickish consistency. If you need help check out this youtube video.
I had seen a youtube video of people decorating cookies using the wet on wet method and, as I am inpatient when I try new things, figured this would be the fastest way to decorate the cookies in one go.
Basically you add the first layer of icing and spread it evenly with a toothpick. then you add dots and lines to create a flat image on the cookies.
Decorating these cookies was fantastic fun. I googled a few different wet on wet techniques and played around with a few of them. After I did the first batch I did come back and try a layering technique on a few cookies to get the raised effect. I had to wait 3-4 hours for the icing to dry enough to do this.
I hope you enjoy these cookies! Would you make them?
xo Tasha (Jubly-Umph) xo
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