Flow-In Icing Decorated Cookies

Flow-In Icing Decorated Cookies

Cookies are some of the easiest treats to make for any holiday, season or occasion. A favorite way to decorate cookies is with Color Flow or Royal Icing. Each is used to create perfectly flat decorations (Color Flow is slightly shinier than Royal, which is matte) as well as dimensional details. Icing colors turn both icings vibrant shades perfect for cookie decorating.

Each serves 1.

Step 1

Step 1: Bake The Cookies

Prepare Roll-Out Cookie recipe. Roll out about 1/8 in. thick; cut with desired cookie cutter. Bake and cool completely, following recipe instructions.

Step 2

Step 2: Valentine Cookies

Tint portions of icing pink, rose and red; reserve some white. Using tip 3 and full strength colored icing, outline heart or circle cookie. Thin icing with a small amount of water and fill in. Immediately pipe in thinned icing in 2nd or 3rd color forming hearts, dots, lines and swirls. Use toothpick to pull out lines, if desired. Let dry.

Step 3

Step 3: Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

Tint icing brown, orange, yellow, red and a small amount black. Using tip 3 and full-strength icing, outline turkey's body. Thin icing with a small amount of water and fill in. Let set overnight. Using tip 3 and yellow icing, pipe in beak and feet. Using tip 3 and red icing, pipe waddle. Using tip 349 and orange and yellow icings, pipe pull-out feathers. Using tip 349 and full-strength brown icing, pipe wings. Using tip 3 and black icing, pipe eye.

Step 4

Step 4: Spring Lamb Cookies

Use tip 3 to outline lamb with full-strength icing, leaving hooves open; flow in with thinned icing. While icing is still wet, sprinkle body and top of head with white nonpareils. Let dry. Use tip 3 and full-strength icing to pipe black dot eye, outline mouth and hooves; pat smooth.

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