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Favorite Sugar Cookie Cut Out Recipe
Wilton Royal Icing or Homemade Royal Icing
Wilton Gel Food Coloring, Assorted Colors
Assorted Valentine Sprinkles
Assorted Heart Cookie Cutters
Silicone Baking Mats or Parchment Paper
Icing Decorating Bottles, Bags & Icing Tips or Parchment Cones
Scribe Tool or Toothpick
1.Mix up your favorite sugar cookie cut out recipe.
2.Divide dough into chunks and roll out until dough is 1/4″ thick. Make sure to flour your rolling surface lightly.
3.Use various heart cookie cutters to cut out dough and place onto silicone mat or parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Try placing rolled out dough onto cookie sheets and freeze for 5 minutes before cutting out shapes. This will help to prevent dough from becoming misshapen when moving and baking.
4.Follow baking instructions according to your favorite recipe and cool completely before decorating.
5.Use the recipe on Wilton’s meringue powder to mix up royal icing or use premade icing.
6.Divide the royal icing into separate bowls and tint to desired colors. To achieve pastel colors, use a tiny amount of food coloring and then gradually add more if needed.
7.Using water gradually, thin the tinted icings into piping and flood consistencies. Piping consistency should resemble soft serve icing, and flooding consistency should resemble cake batter and when icing is disturbed in the bowl, it should form back together in 10 seconds.
8.Place these into either bags or bottles. If using decorating tips, #1 or #2 is best for piping and #3 or #4 is best for flooding.
9.Once cookies are completely cool, begin decorating by piping around the edge of each cookie and then flooding. If needed, use a scribe tool or toothpick to spread icing and pop air bubbles.
10.While icing is still wet, add any desired sprinkles.
11.Let base layer crust over for at least 30 minutes before adding any fun and cute words to the pastel hearts in red piping icing.
12.Once cookies have dried completely, typically 8 to 10 hours, store in an air tight container.
Find this recipe and more holiday treats at joann.com