Cooking Decorating

These are some of the best and easiest Cookie Decorating ideas for your cookies.  I hope you enjoy trying them.


Cookie Decorating

Cookie decorating can be as simple or as complex as you may like.
Course Dessert, Snack
Author Laurie


Cookie Glaze

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • sugar
  • 2 or 3 drops food coloring your favorite color


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2-3 drops food color your favorite color

Royal Icing or Piped Frosting:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 4 cups Confectioners' sugar

Confectioner Sugar Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups Confectioners' sugar
  • 3-4 Tbsp water
  • 2-3 drops food color


Cookie Glaze

  1. In a small bowl beat the egg whites with the salt until they are foamy. Brush the glaze lightly on cookies before baking for a glossy finish. The glaze holds sugar, fruits, and nuts in place. Makes enough glaze for about 60 2 inch cookies.

Colored Sugars

  1. Divide the sugar among 4 small bowls and stir each food coloring into a separate bowl. Let the sugars dry and keep them covered. Decorate glazed cookies with the colored sugars. Makes enough decorating sugar for about 60 2 inch cookies. You can also find coarse sugar, found in the store sometimes in the cake section, this adds the most sparkle to the cookie.


  1. In a bowl beat the egg yolks lightly with 1 t water. Divide the mixture among 4 small bowls, and stir each food coloring into a separate bowl. Decorate baked cookies with the "paints" using a fine tipped brush and put them in a preheated hot oven, 400 degrees for 1 minute. Makes enough paint for about 60 2 inch cookies.

Royal Icing or Piped Frosting:

  1. In a large bowl mix at high speed the egg whites until foamy. Reduce speed and add in sugar until blended then beat on high speed until thick and shiny about 2 minutes. Beat in 1 Tbsp of water is the icing is to thick. Color as desired. Makes 2 cups

Confectioner Sugar Glaze

  1. Sift the sugar add water a spoon at a tine. Mix well until smooth. Color with food colors. Use quickly. Place a cookie face down on a fork or with prongs and dip cookie into Glaze so that the face is covered. Lift up gently with your figures and allow excess to drip off. Place where it can dry.Decorate further with the other decorations.

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