In the summer, we kick-back a bit and do things at a more relaxed pace.
In that spirit, my daughter and I decided to do some fancy sugar cookie decorating.
Inspired by the July issue of Martha Stewart Living, we tried our hand at marbled frosting.
We used Wilton's Meringue Powder (available at Walmart) and
the Royal Icing recipe (with a touch more water) ~
adding 1/2 tsp. vanilla and 1/2 tsp. almond extract, for better flavor
(suggestion from Barb, the Cookie Queen).
1) Flood cookies with frosting, then w/ a contrasting color (in pastry tube)
draw concentric circles (starting w/ a dot) or arcs.
2) While still wet, drag a skewer through the frosting at a 90% angle to the colored lines
- either all one direction, or in alternating directions.
3) Let dry and enjoy!