Do you struggle to decorate a sugar cookie with royal icing? I do too, and I've been practicing for years. This is, hands-down, the easiest way to cover a sugar cookie with royal icing. You just dip the cookies in royal icing. And then, after that, you can paint it with food coloring, add sprinkles--whatever you want to do to embellish the icing. But as for a basic covering? This is the ultimate method.
Cute, right? And the royal icing covers the tops of the cookies absolutely perfectly. Dipping the cookies in royal icing, quite frankly, covers the cookies better than I've ever managed to do with standard icing flooding techniques.
Add a few sprinkles and you've got yourself a festive, fabulous sugar cookie.
It all starts with royal icing, sprinkles, sugar cookies, and a toothpick.
Dipping Cookies in Royal Icing:
Thin your royal icing until it's nice and runny. I'm talking liquid. Thinner than you'd thin the icing for flooding consistancy.
Hold the cookie by the edges and simply dip it in the nice, loose, liquidy royal icing.
Let the excess icing drip off.
This technique does tend to make a lot of bubbles in the surface of the icing. No idea why, but it does. Simply pop the bubbles with a toothpick immediately after you coat the cookie with icing and the royal icing will settle down into a smooth surface.
While the icing is still wet, sprinkle the surface with your sprinkles. I used these patriotic sprinkles for the 4th of July ice cream sandwiches I made.
Sprinkles make everything adorable, don't they?
Rainbow sprinkles, patriotic sprinkles, it's all amazing!
Add a little bit of disco dust if you want extra sparkle and flair.
Think just adding sprinkles is simply chaotic fun? Check out how amazing and effective simply adding sprinkles in a concentrated fashion is to these fabulous cookies from Blue Sugar Cookie Co.
Gorgeous decorated sugar cookies, with very little effort! You know this is a win in every sense.