Tis the season for Christmas Sugar Cookies! I will be sharing several step by step tutorials this holiday season for decorating your Christmas sugar cookies to look unique and very special. These beautiful cookies will make wonderful treats or gifts for those you care about! Making beautifully decorated sugar cookies is something you can do at home by following our simple instructions.
The first batch of sugar cookies we are going to decorate is Ice-Skate Sugar Cookies. We used this ice-skate cookie cutter, but you can easily adapt the instructions to any ice-skate cookie cutter.
How to Decorate Ice-Skate Sugar Cookies
Supplies & Ingredients:
- 1 batch of sugar cookie dough, cut into ice skate shapes and baked
- 1 batch of royal icing (Here is a Royal Icing Recipe)
- 1 bottle of silver Pearl Decorating Dust
- black gel food coloring
- 1 bottle of edible black pearls
- small bowl
- tooth picks
- piping bag fitted with #2 round tip
- small paint brush
You’ll love our Royal Icing Recipe and Instructions too.
Begin by filling your piping bag with white royal icing.
Carefully pipe a fine line around the “boot” part of the cookie. Line all of the cookies before continuing to the next step.
In a small bowl, mix 1 cup of royal icing with water to create the “flooding” icing.
Carefully “flood” each cookie with white icing, keeping it within the outline you created.
While the icing is still wet carefully place six edible black pearls to create the lacing for each of the skates. Allow the icing to dry and the pearls to set before moving to the next step.
After the icing has hardened, carefully pipe the laces onto each skate. Also add the blade and sole of the skate at this time. You will add to the sole in the next step. Using a small paint brush add silver Pearl Dust to the blades of the skates.
For the final step, mix a small amount of royal icing with black gel food coloring. Place the black royal icing into a piping bag and pipe over the sole of the skate. This gives the cookie added dimension as the black icing will set up higher than the rest of the cookie. I did a series of zigzag lines and straight lines to create the sole.
Let the cookies set until the icing has dried completely.
These cookies are so pretty that you could place in individual treat bags for a take away treat for a holiday party or serve with your other beautifully decorated Christmas sugar cookies!