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The Best Sugar Cookies to Decorate with Royal Icing (No Spread!!)

If you´re curious to see how I make my cookies, and how they keep their shape, well look no further! I use a common recipe but have made a few simple tweaks to make these delicious, no spread cookies a sure hit!

My favourite part is that it calls for brown sugar (I prefer using dark brown sugar), it gives it so much flavour and a beautiful golden colour. These cookies are great for decorating with royal icing as they can be handled and transported easily without worrying that you´ll break them but still maintain a softer bite! They aren´t too sweet, so once they are iced, they taste amazing. And if you’re scared of too much puff, you can reduce the amount of baking powder from 1tsp as said in the video to 1/2 tsp.

The changes I’ve made to the recipe:
– add dark brown sugar instead of golden brown sugar
– add 2 teaspoons of butter emulsion flavouringin addition to the vanilla
– add 1/2 to 1 teaspoons of baking powder instead of 1/4

Watch until the end so you can get all the tips I´ve learnt to get those perfect cookies.

The recipe is by Lila Loa (with a few tweaks of my own) and can be found here:
https://www.lilaloa.com/2013/02/vanilla-20-sugar-cookie-recipe.html

If you´re looking for my royal icing recipe, you can find it here:

This recipe can also be flavoured with any of your favourite extracts or emulsions. Lots of popular ones almond, lemon or a mix of both!

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Thanks for watching & Happy Baking!

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