Saturday, February 18, 2012

Swirly Sugar Cookies

I made these cookies earlier this week for Valentine's gifts.  Everyone thought I must have spent hours decorating, but honestly, they were a cinch to make.

All I did was make this butter cookie recipe and this royal icing recipe.  I piped an outline in white using a Wilton #2 tip and flooded the center.  Let them dry overnight.  The next day, I colored my icing and with a Wilton #2 tip piped various swirls and dots.  Basically just doodles on the icing.  Let them dry for a few hours and you have pretty little sugar cookies without too much headache.

For the gold background on these cookies, I used Wilton's Gold Color Mist  I had gotten some for Christmas and was anxious to try it.  I piped and flooded the cookie in white like usual and then once they were dry, sprayed them with the Color Mist.  I then let that dry for a couple of hours before decorating.  Be sure that you put down some parchment paper when you are spraying, because this stuff acts just like spray paint and gets a fine mist of gold everywhere!  It cleans up nicely though.


  1. The icing design on these cookies is incredible! How gorgeous! You're very talented. :)

    1. Thank you Elyse, you are sweet! But they really are easier than they look!

  2. I wanted you to know that I included your beautiful dessert in a Pantone color of the year round up on my blog.

    I meant to contact you to get your approval about including the image FIRST, but hit publish this morning without thinking.

    If you would like me too remove the image, I will happily do so. In any case, I've included a link back and I hope you like the post!
    You can see it here:




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