Friday, May 7, 2010

Hand Decorated Sugar Cookies - Mother's Day

Today was cooking decorating day for Mother's Day.  Alfee,  Tracy and Celia came over early in the day to start the decorating process and we had a ball.    If you missed the Easter Blog on Sugar Cookies here is the link for the Sugar Cookie Recipe.  The difference today was that we used an egg white icing so that the cookies would dry faster as we had to transport the cookies right away.  The recipe for the icing follows:

Egg White Icing

3 ozs of egg whites
1 lb. confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice

Put egg whites in the bowl of either a hand mixer or a stand mixer with the whisk attachment and beat egg whites until soft peak stage.  Add confectioners sugar one cup at a time and beat for 5 - 7 minutes until very stiff.  Add lemon juice and beat again.   Divide icing into as many bowls as colors you want to make and then thin out to flow consistency with water.  Add color and pour into bottles.  Outline icing and flood accordingly.  We used many colors and lots of sanding sugar to give the cookies depth and texture.  

Here are some of the photos of the cookies that we made.  The sunflowers have chocolate ganache icing in the middle for a super elegant taste,

This is a wonderful way to spend the day being with friends and doing something creative.


  1. not bad for a first timer, it was so much fun suzanne, thank you so much, you worked so hard. i've so wanted to do this and finally had the chance. have to say, i did ok.... all packed up to bring to steph and my mom.. luv ya thanks again..

  2. How beautiful! They all look lovely and yummy!