The Great Sugar Cookie Experiment Continues!

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A little while ago I was experimenting with sugar cookies decorated with royal icing.  I had great plans for elaborately decorated gems that people would gaze at lovingly, reluctant to destroy by taking a bite (but then, of course, taking said bite and being blown away by the soft, citrusy taste of vanilla-flecked cookie.  Obviously).

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I’m a bit stubborn, some would say, and so when my first batch didn’t turn out to be the most beautiful cookies in the world (though highly edible), I was determined to try again.

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Here’s what happened:

What are those brown cookies at the other end of the cooling rack?

What are those brown cookies at the other end of the cooling rack?

Why of course they were hedgehogs!

Why of course they were hedgehogs!

The basic technique I used to flood these cookies was to add in both the blue and white royal icing at the same time in the general locations I wanted it, and then dragged a toothpick from one colour into the next to create the effects on the butterfly wings and the hearts on the teapots.  I added some sprinkles for good measure and, voila!

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