Tips for Icing Sugar Cookies

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  • How to ice sugar cookies with buttercream icing

    It’s no secret that I’m not fond of royal icing. While it’s beautiful, it just doesn’t taste like a treat to me. If I’m going to “spend” the calories, my cookie has to be worth every one. Buttercream icing is my favorite way to top the traditional sugar cookie. With a great recipe, and a couple simple tips, they can be almost as beautiful as royal iced ones, but much tastier.

     

    tips for icing sugar cookies with yummy buttercream icing
     
    Today I’m sharing my tips for icing sugar cookies with buttercream icing. It goes on so smooth and is the perfect compliment to the my favorite sugar cookie recipe {which doesn’t spread and makes other cookies green with envy}.
     
    tips for icing sugar cookies with buttercream icing
     
    You can find the best buttercream icing recipe below. I warm it slightly and pour it on the cookie for a pretty finish, but…
     
    tips for icing sugar cookies with yummy buttercream icing
     
    For more intricate designs, I recommend dipping the sugar cookie and allowing the icing to drip off {like snowflakes!}
     
    the easy way to ice sugar cookies with buttercream icing
     
    These sugar cookies with buttercream icing are also great for gifting – I package mine in cellophane bags with a pretty little label.
     
    the easy way to ice sugar cookies
     
    I hope you enjoyed my tips for icing sugar cookies with buttercream icing, but now it’s time to just enjoy one, so go ahead, they’re easy!
     
     

    Tips for Icing Sugar Cookies

    Course Dessert
    Author Julie Blanner

    Ingredients

    • 1 stick of butter softened
    • 3 c powdered sugar
    • 2 tsp vanilla {1 Tbsp if you're not using white}
    • 3 Tbsp heavy cream half and half or milk

    Instructions

    1. Whip butter, gradually adding powdered sugar. Add vanilla and heavy cream and mix until smooth. Allow cookies to cool 10 minutes and ice while warm, or allow them to cool and melt your icing in the microwave for 30 seconds.
    2. Using a measuring cup, pour icing on each cookie individually and using a cake spatula, smooth your icing before moving onto the next cookie.
     

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