Sugar cookies and the first time working with royal icing

I have never worked with royal icing before. I know I will need a lot of practice, but on a happy note the icing consistency was perfect! The only thing I have to work on is technique. I found a great sugar cookie recipe on Annie’s Eats.

The dough came out really well and it was easy to work with!

Sugar Cookies Dough 1

The cookies came out well and sturdy after 8 min of baking , any less and they are too soft.

Sugar Cookies baked 2

I started icing the cookies completely but then decided to try my hand at piping.

Sugar Cookies experimenting with Royal Icing 3My experimentation with piping, by the way the icing is in a zip lock bag with one tiny corner cut off.

Sugar Cookies Experimenting with royal icing 4

Sugar Cookies Experimenting with Royal icing 5

Ella’s White Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 ½ t. almond extract
1 t. vanilla
1 t. salt
2 ½ c. sifted flour

Cream butter. Add powdered sugar. Blend in egg, almond extract, vanilla, salt and flour. Chill dough until firm. Roll to ¼” thickness on well-floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 min. Cookies should not brown. Frost and decorate when cool. Yields ~40 cookies.

I found this royal icing recipe online from I used the egg whites and powdered sugar recipe.


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