Cookie Glaze-Colored Decorating Sugars-
Vibrant Cookie Paints-Sugar Icing
Cookie Glaze-Colored Decorating Sugars-Vibrant Cookie Paints-Sugar Icing
Cookie decorating is great fun if you like the elaborate or just a simple design. This is a perfect group activity.
2 egg whites 1/8 teaspoon salt
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 DECORATING SUGARS 1 c granulated sugar 2 or 3 drops each of red, yellow, green, and blue food coloring 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.
VIBRANT COOKIE PAINT 2 egg yolks 2 or 3 drops each of red, yellow, green, and blue food coloring 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.
Sugar Icing- 2 egg whites pinch of cream of tartar 3 cups confectioners sugar food color In a large bowl beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar, a pinch of salt and 2 teaspoons water until the mixture is frothy, beat in the sugar, a little at a time, and beat the mixture until it holds stiff peaks. Beat in the food coloring if desired. Decorate baked cookies with the icing using a spatula or a pastry bag fitted with a small decorative tip and let the cookies stand for 20 minutes, or until the icing is set. Makes enough icing for about fifty 4-inch cookies.