Sugar Cookies & Royal Icing
Prep Time
30minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Prep Time
30minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Ingredients
Cookies
  • 100grams butter, unsaltedSoftened to room temperature
  • 100grams sugar
  • 1 egglightly beaten
  • 1teaspoon vanillaOr extract of your choice (I love almond or lemon)
  • 275grams flour
Royal Icing
  • 113grams Meringue PowderI use Wilton’s
  • 454grams Confectioners sugar
  • 5tablespoons warm water
Instructions
Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale, light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg and extract, a little at a time, until well combined
  4. Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.
  5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface to about 1/2″ or desired thickness.
  6. Using cookie cuttters or a glass, cut cookies out of the dough and carefully place onto a baking tray. I place them directly on my trays but they are very seasoned – if you are using newer or dark trays, you might want to put them on parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until pale golden brown. If the edges start turning brown you’ve gone too far. Remove from oven and let set for 5 minutes then cool on a wire rack.
  8. Once cooled, use the edge of a spoon to gently scrape any rough edges on the cookies to smooth.
Royal Icing
  1. Beat all ingredients together – add water one tablespoon at a time until icing forms peaks (7-10 minutes at low speed with heavy-duty mixer, 10-12 minutes with hand held mixer). Add food coloring if desired.
  2. Use a pastry bag and decorating tips to decorate completely cooled cookies – I HIGHLY recommend looking up techniques on YouTube if you’ve never done this before, or even if you have to get some new ideas.
Recipe Notes

Cookie recipe from BBC Food: www.bbc.co.uk
Royal Icing recipe from www.wilton.com

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