Royal Icing versus Store Bought Icing
This is a basic recipe, so you probably have all the ingredients in your panty. You just roll out the dough and use your favorite cookie cutters. After seeing so many pictures on Pinterest of cookies decorated with Royal Icing I wanted to give it a try.
Was it worth it?
Well, that’s a good question, and I’ll answer it this way. When I looked on Pinterest and saw all the beautiful cookies, I wanted mine to look like the pictures. However, I found I would need to practice a lot to achieve that level of cookie decorating.
Making the Royal Icing was time-consuming, messy and required a lot of cleanup. Trying to get the icing in the plastic decorating bags was challenging. Decorating the cookies was hard work.
I wanted to show my family some love on Valentine’s Day with a batch of my delicious Iced Cinnamon Sugar cookies. I also wanted them to look Pinterest worthy. But I was short on time, so after decorating a dozen or so cookies with the royal icing, I switched to canned frosting.
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Using the canned frosting was easier, faster and required less clean up. The skill level was minimal, and I was happy with the results.
I microwaved the frosting for a few seconds and then dipped the cookie into the glaze. I added some sprinkles, and they looked awesome. It probably took about 15 minutes to do them all, and that made me very happy.
Are the Sugar Cookies Pinterest Worthy?
I’m not sure, but my friends and family don’t expect perfection in my baking, but they do appreciate my efforts. So, on this busy week, I went with the more relaxed version of decorating, and they were delicious.
On another day when I have lots of time, I’m determined to give the cookie decorating another try. But I’m convinced the cookies decorated with canned frosting delivered the same amount of Valentine Love!
What are some of your baking tips?
Happy Valentine’s Day,
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Iced Cinnamon Sugar Cookie
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 sticks Butter (salted)
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 4 cups Flour
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
Blend sugars, butter, and vanilla together with an electric mixer. In a separate bowl mix flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda together. Combine wet and dry ingredients together and blend with mixer. Once the dough is thoroughly mixed form a ball and wrap in saran wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight if possible. Roll out the dough and use your favorite cookie cutters. Bake in at *350 for 7-9 min.