-I’m Sue from the Better Homes and Gardens
Test Kitchen. If you’ve always wanted to decorate cookies like they come out of a pastry shop,
well then, you’ve come to the right place. With a few basics and are secrets to success,
you can make gorgeous decorated cookies right in your own kitchen. First, fit a piping bag
with a small round tip and a coupler. Then fill the bag with some royal icing. Gently
squeeze the bag to get the icing flowing then pipe an outline around the edge of a cookie.
This icing border will help keep the icing inside the cookie. Next, fill up the cookie
inside the border using more icing, if you need too thin the icing with a small amount
of warm water to get it to flow easily. But be careful not to thin it out too much or
it won’t cover the cookie well. Finally, use a small offset spatula spoon or paint brush
to gently push the icing over the surface of the cookie until it reaches the border.
Let the cookie stand until they are completely dry before packaging and storing. With these
secrets to success from Better Homes and Gardens, you’re well on your way to creating edible
works of art for the holidays or anytime.