When it comes to frosting and glazes I’m pretty all over the place. I use something different every time. But for sugar cookies there’s really only one frosting you will ever need and it’s very easy to make and it’s so good. It sets so nicely so you can stack your cookies to store. It’s also has a very nice consistency to where as your decorating it will hold its shape but also blend well with itself to create a smooth and shiny end result.
When using my recipe below you’ll want to follow measurements as closely as you can. And then tweak your end result to fit the 10 second test. If your not sure what the 10 second test is then I’ll explain how to do it.
10 second test
To make sure the consistency of your frosting is just right you’ll want to test it by making sure it blends back into itself by 10 seconds. Anything to soon and your frosting will be to runny. And anything after and your frosting won’t blend and you will see your frosting lines.
To test it just take a spoon and scoop some frosting up. Swirl it around on top of your frosting pouring your frosting from your spoon back in. Don’t touch it with your spoon. You’ll then want to count 10 full seconds and watch it to make sure it settles back in and leaves no lines. If there’s lines then add a tad bit more water. And if it smoothies out to fast then add a tad bit more powder sugar and test again.
I’m by no means am a pro at the baking department. But I have learned some things through trial and error so when I learn some thing new I always love to share the tips I’ve learned.
1| So when your frosting your cookies. Always start out by outlining your cookie first so when you go to fill it in this keeps your outline nice and smooth.
2| As your filling it in make sure to keep the amount of frosting your using pretty consistent. You can use piping bags or ziplock bags to make your own. With this recipe it’s best to pipe it into your cookie and not try to use a spatula. You can still use a spatula if you want. It’s just faster and easier to pipe that outline and fill.
3| Once you fill your cookie with frosting and your waiting for the lines to smooth out… you can grab the she’s off your cookie and give it a little shake. Not to hard you don’t want to break your cookie. But this will help encourage your frosting to smooth out.
4| When using more than one color on a cookie. Allow one color to set for a few seconds before applying the 2nd color. This will help keep the color lines a little smoother and not mash up together as much.
Now onto this super yummy frosting recipe that pairs perfect with my sugar cookie recipe. The make the perfect amount of sweet without being to much.
- 2 3/4 c powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until fully combined
- You can add more powdered sugar or water to adjust consistency. Use the 10 second test I mentioned above and add in slowly to test consistency.
- If your using food coloring. You’ll want to have it closer to like 10.5 seconds so the food coloring brings it to the 10 seconds.
- Use with my no spread sugar cookie recipe.
I hope you enjoy decorating all the things. it’s really fun and my kids love it. These are their cookies they decorated this year for Christmas.
Until next time, Live a life you love.