Decorating Cookies

Posted in on the 24th May, 2013

Decorating CookiesMaking cookies is always fun and enjoyable. Cookie making can both be a science as well as an art. When making cookies, you might need exact measurements in order to come up with the desired taste and texture. It can also be an art in trying to come up with tastefully designed cookies. Decorating the cookies is not that hard as long as you know the basics. If you wish to becomes a cookie artist, here’s what you need to do.

Learn how to make the frosting.

One way of decorating your plain cookies is by topping them with frosting. It is simply to create the basic frosting. You will need confectioner’s sugar, butter or shortening and milk or water.You then mix them together in an electric mixer. Blend them until it becomes smooth and lump free.

Add in the some flavor.

In order to give your frosting some character, try adding in some flavor extract of your choice that you think will go well with your cookies. You can’t go wrong with using vanilla. If you want some unique touch, you can try adding a drop of orange or lemon extract into your frosting. The choice is yours since you are the artist.

Don’t forget some color.

Aside from flavoring, you can also add some color to your frosting before you apply them to your cookies. This will help bring out your decoration and give life to your cookie creations. All it takes is a drop or two of food coloring.

Spread it.

Using a pump or a spatula, spread the frosting into your cookies. Make sure that you stir it now and then before applying to prevent from crusting on top.

Add other toppings.

You can try adding in some other toppings to your cookies such as sugar sprinkles in order to add some variety to your cookies. Following these cookie decorating tips will make you come up with colorful and unique looking cookies in no time.