I have a baking confession to make. I just cannot hack royal icing. When it comes to decorating cookies, mine usually end up staying “naked” and being enjoyed without any icing or frosting. Luckily for me, my husband prefers them that way. But recently, I took a page from Jenny’s Cookies play book and dusted these ghostly cookies with powder sugar while fresh out of the oven! It was the simplest way to serve a gorgeous, tasty cookie. Gorgeously spooky that is! How do you like to decorate your cookies? Do you have a royal icing recipe that I need to try? Let me know if you try this at home! Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.
Hope everyone is getting excited for Halloween!
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 egg, room temp
1 tsp vanilla
zest of 1 lemon
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
Preheat oven to 375F. Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla and lemon. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl. Mix dry ingredients into wet, stir until combined. Separate dough into two rounds, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours. Roll dough out onto lightly floured surface. Cut using cookie cutters, and transfer to lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes, until golden.