Icing Sugar Cookies


Icing Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes


  • Oven
  • Gel Food Color
  • Cookie Cutter
  • Decorating Tip
  • Pastry Bag



  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 70 g icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg (around 40g)
  • 200 g cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 45 g egg white
  • 20 g icing sugar
  • Gel Food Color (optional)


  • Soften the butter, and add the sugar and the salt in a bowl. Beat together until combined. Add the egg, the vanilla extract and the flour, beat until completely combined.
  • Flat the dough and cover it with plastic wrap and place into the fridge about 30 mins until ready to bake.
  • Take the dough out from the fridge, and roll into a 5mm thick circle. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven 340°F (170°C) for 10~12 mins, remove from oven and place aside.
  • Beat the egg whites with a whisk in a bowl until frothy. Then add the sugar and mix on low speed until sugar is completely mixed and shiny. (Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days)
  • Separate the icing into individual bowls for how many colors you need, add gel food coloring and decorate your cookies. (Decorate your sugar cookies by first outlining the border, then fill in the middle with flood icing)
  • After decorating your cookies, dry the cookies.
  • Bake the cookies in the preheated oven 210°F (100°C) for 10 mins, remove from oven and place aside to cool completely.
  • Finish and enjoy your time.
Course: Cookie
Keyword: Handmade, Icing Cookie, Celebration
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Tools & equipment you may need


Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro 1800 W Convection Toaster Oven with Element IQ, Brushed Stainless Steel

Gel Food Color

Gel Food Color

Cookie Cutters

Cookie Cutters
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