Holiday cookies are a fun tradition, but if you’re anything like me, icing those cookies usually leads to a frustrating mess. The Kitchn’s two-step process makes it simple.
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To take your icing up a notch, they suggest you start with a border, then flood in the rest of the cookie:
Decorating cookies with icing should be a two-step process that starts with border icing, a slightly thicker icing used to trace the outline around cookies; use flood icing, a looser icing, to fill in the middle of the cookies. The border icing will work as a barrier to hold in the thinner flood icing, creating a completely smooth layer of icing over the cookie.
It’s a simple tip to follow, and makes it a lot easier to fill in the lines. Check out more icing tips at the link below.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Icing Cookies [The Kitchn]