It’s All In The Icing

We’ve all baked cookies. I’ve been baking cookies since I was a little girl.  Snickerdoodles, chocolate chip, oatmeal, and of course the most deceptive of them all…the sugar cookie. “Deceptive” you ask? Yes. The sugar cookie. It seems so plain, so easy, so transparent… so transformable. Oh yes, the sugar cookie can be molded into anything the creativity of the mind can imagine.

But what makes the sugar cookie a step above the others…icing. It’s aaalllllll in the icing. And the key to a really good, no GREAT, icing? Consistency. Always start with a thick thick thick icing and water it down to the right consistency for what you are piping. Check out some pictures of my thick icing…my whisk wouldn’t move if I left it in the bowl standing straight up. It’s a product of 10 minutes of whipping!

 

 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. akittyandhercakes
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 05:55:15

    :D I have serious icing envy right now, your icing looks so lush! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. Joan Seaman
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 12:02:36

    That icing looks really good. I wonder——-were there any finger taste tests?!!? There sure would have been in this household.

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  3. royalcookie
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 13:35:07

    Always! Even a little bitty finger taste test, which goes against my no-sugar rule but I couldn’t help myself…she was just too darn cute ;)

    Reply

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