If you are searching for an easy Christmas cookie recipe that looks really impressive these Marbled Icing Sugar Cookies might be a great choice
I simply fell in love with these amazing marbled icing effects. I never really enjoyed icing cookies until I discovered this marbled effect. It goes quickly, it is easy and the cookies look fabulous.
First, you have to prepare the sugar cookie dough. It is essential to let the dough chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours once prepared. This will ensure easy rolling of the dough and keep the shape of the cookies while baking.
Let the sugar cookies cool completely before preparing the royal icing. For this royal icing, you have to mix the egg white until foamy. Incorporate powdered sugar, lemon juice, vanilla or almond extract and mix until white and glossy. Take about two tablespoons of icing at a time and place it into two different bowls. Add red and green food coloring.
Place the remaining white icing into a bowl and drizzle some red and green icing on top. Use a toothpick to create a marble effect. Dip cookies in the marbled icing, shake, clean the edges using a knife or simply a toothpick and place on a rack to let the icing set. Repeat until all the cookies are glazed.
Hope you will try these impressive Marbled Icing Sugar Cookies, tag me on Instagram if you do and enjoy.
If you are in search of holiday chocolate cookies you may also like these Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies. They are so easy to prepare and look very festive. These Easy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are the perfect holiday cookies for chocolate lovers and are a great choice for any other special occasion as well. Also, these Gingerbread Cookies are one of the kids’ favorite cookies and have an amazing flavor.
Marbled Icing Sugar Cookies
Makes about 30 cookies
- 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp (2g) baking powder
- 1/4 tsp (1g) salt
- 1/2 cup (110g) butter , room temperature
- 1/3 cup (70g) sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups (180g) powdered sugar , sifted
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 tsp (3ml) lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp (1g) almond extract
- red food coloring
- green food coloring
- In a medium bowl combine flour with baking powder and salt.
- In a large bowl mix butter and sugar at medium-high speed until light and creamy. Add egg and beat until smooth. Beat in vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and stir to incorporate.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, press to form a disk and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or if in a hurry freeze for 30 mins. The dough needs to be cold for easier rolling as this help the cookies keep their shape.
- Preheat oven to 375 F(190C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- On a lightly floured surface roll the dough 1/8 to ¼ inch (3-6 mm) thick. Use Christmas cookie cutters and place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets. Re-roll scraps and repeat.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes, until lightly golden brown on the edges.
- Let them cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets; remove and cool completely on wire rack.
Prepare the royal icing.
- Mix egg white until foamy. Add powdered sugar and mix on low until combined. Add lemon juice and almond extract and continue mixing until white and glossy.
- Put about 2 tbsp of icing into a small bowl and add red food coloring. Put another 2 tbsp of icing into a small bowl and add green food coloring.
- If icing seems too thick add about ¼ tsp of water.
- Place the white icing into a bowl and drizzle some red and green icing on top. Use a toothpick to create a marble effect. Dip cookies in the marbled icing, shake, clean the edges using a knife or simply a toothpick and place on a rack to let the icing set.
- Add more green and red icing on top of the white icing and repeat until all cookies are done.
- Let the icing set and enjoy. The cookies freeze well.