Each year, during the week before the school Christmas fair, my little one comes home with an empty paper plate for filling up with home bakes. I usually send back cakes or cupcakes. This year, I decided to try something I had never baked before – sugar cookies (recipe courtesy: www.joyofbaking.com). Went for green and red colours for that festive feel!
The recipe for royal icing used to coat the cookies:
60g egg white
300g icing sugar
lemon juice for diluting
Whisk the egg whites and icing sugar till they are mixed well and you can see stiff peaks.
Adjust consistency using lemon juice.
To coat the cookies:
Pipe an outline using royal icing of a more stiff consistency (loose enough to flow out of the piping bag but stiff enough to hold its shape on the cookie).
Fill in with very runny icing. (Note: Place the filled out cookies on a plate & tap it well to ensure the icing spreads evenly).
A final piped design on the cookie completes the festive look!
TIP: To get the perfect green colour, add a bit of navy blue + a tiny touch of yellow alongwith the base green paste colour!