There are more ways to decorate cookies than adding vibrant Icing. Tinting the cookie dough before baking is an easy way. Kick it up another notch by thinning some of that colored dough, then piping it to create details and decoration to the unadorned cookie!
Divide dough into thirds (about 16 oz. each) and use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint icing in the following shades:
Dark green = 16 oz. dough + 11B + 14Y
Green = 16 oz. dough + 1BR + 1B + 25Y
Red = 16 oz. dough + 36R
Prepare cookie dough. Divide into three portions; tint following formulas above. Thin ¼ cup of each colored dough with 1 tablespoon water to piping consistency. Place each thinned dough in a decorating bag fitted with tip 2.
Make cookies. Roll out remaining cookie dough, cut with stocking cookie cutter. Using the wheel embosser, using a variety of design wheels, emboss cookies. Use thinned down cookie icing to pipe design details. Bake and cool cookies following recipe instructions.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.