Decorate Cookies Like a Pro!

Holidays are just around the corner! Whether it’s for your family to enjoy or for your budget-friendly holiday giveaways,  making homemade cookies is always a great idea . But if you’re the type of person who just won’t settle for something that tastes good even if it looks a bit rough on the edges, then following our cookie decorating recipe will surely do the trick - of course with the help of these handy-dandy  Chefmaster Double-sided Food Coloring Markers !  These professional-grade food decorating markers can of course be used directly onto your freshly baked cookies. However, if you want them to have that  eye-catching sheen , looking more like a bakery product, then you’ve got to try this easy recipe.

Holidays are just around the corner! Whether it’s for your family to enjoy or for your budget-friendly holiday giveaways, making homemade cookies is always a great idea. But if you’re the type of person who just won’t settle for something that tastes good even if it looks a bit rough on the edges, then following our cookie decorating recipe will surely do the trick - of course with the help of these handy-dandy Chefmaster Double-sided Food Coloring Markers!

These professional-grade food decorating markers can of course be used directly onto your freshly baked cookies. However, if you want them to have that eye-catching sheen, looking more like a bakery product, then you’ve got to try this easy recipe.

What you’ll need:

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  • Cut-out cookies to decorate


Then, all you need to do is:

1. In a mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar and ¼ cup milk. With an electric mixer, blend until you get a nice smooth texture. Once you notice that it needs to smoothen a bit more, just add milk (do it one tablespoon at a time). Then add the corn syrup and almond extract, mix once more.

2. If you want to decorate a cookie with colored icing, then simply use the liquid gel food coloring. Put one drop at a time and mix until you have reached your desired color. But if you do want to maximize the use of your Chefmaster Food Coloring Pens, we suggest you go with the plain white royal icing so you could color and draw away as you please!

3. Before decorating, you’ll need to divide your icing mixture into two parts. Make the first one in the consistency- of a toothpaste, and other in the consistency of a syrup or crepe batter. Put each in their respective squeeze bottles, just make sure you can distinguish one from the other.

4. Start putting your cookies’ background icing. Using the squeeze bottle, outline each cookie with the thicker icing. Then right after, put the flood icing starting from the middle. It’s best that you do one cookie at a time so that both the outline and flood icing are still in its liquid form. This way, your background sugar icing will have a smooth finish when it dries up - that there’s no way to distinguish the outline from the flood icing.

5. Now it’s time to get your creative juices flowing! With the food coloring pens with fine and wide tips, you can create all the designs and patterns you want, in all the colors that you want! You may even embellish them with candy, edible pearls, sprinkles, and more. After decorating, just lay them on a cookie sheet to dry up.

A few tips:   The best part about using royal or sugar icing is that you need not be so keen about measurements and there’s less room for mistakes! The icing mixture itself will tell you what to do or what it’ll become. If it’s too runny, just add more powdered sugar. If it’s too thick, you can add more milk or even water. Then if you want the icing to dry more quickly, you may add acid (like lemon juice or cream of tartar).  If you prefer to use vanilla extract instead of almond, you can also do that. However, just expect that your icing won’t be as white. So this is more recommended if you’re planning on making colored icing background anyway.  The icing will dry hard. So if you’re thinking of giving them away as presents for the holidays, don’t be afraid to stack them up so they’ll fit into cute little tins or boxes.  Family bonding idea: bake different shapes and sizes of cookies and put on plain white sugar icing on them. Then let your kids draw, color, and decorate them using these amazing professional-grade food coloring markers.

A few tips:

The best part about using royal or sugar icing is that you need not be so keen about measurements and there’s less room for mistakes! The icing mixture itself will tell you what to do or what it’ll become. If it’s too runny, just add more powdered sugar. If it’s too thick, you can add more milk or even water. Then if you want the icing to dry more quickly, you may add acid (like lemon juice or cream of tartar).

If you prefer to use vanilla extract instead of almond, you can also do that. However, just expect that your icing won’t be as white. So this is more recommended if you’re planning on making colored icing background anyway.

The icing will dry hard. So if you’re thinking of giving them away as presents for the holidays, don’t be afraid to stack them up so they’ll fit into cute little tins or boxes.

Family bonding idea: bake different shapes and sizes of cookies and put on plain white sugar icing on them. Then let your kids draw, color, and decorate them using these amazing professional-grade food coloring markers.