What Is The Most Recommended?

Baking By tobinx Updated 21 Feb 2006 , 6:45pm by smileyface

tobinx Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 4:14pm
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What's the best cookie to use with royal icing? I wanted to make some cookies this weekend and my heart (and tastebuds) are really set on shortbread cookies. The reason why I ask is because after thinking about it, I thought they might be too fragile. Thanks!

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smileyface Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 4:46pm
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In my opinion this recipe works really well with royal icing. I would describe it as a cross between a sugar cookie and a short bread cookie. It isn't to sweet and doesn't get too hard but holds the shape you cut really well. It is the best I have tried so far.


Hope that helps!

Euphoriabakery Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 4:54pm
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I make an almond butter cookie that is really good. It is made with cream cheese butter and almond extract and holds up really well to decorating. It isn't too sweet wish makes it a great pair with royal icing. If you look in my gallery pics you can see what they look like. My heart cookie bouquets are made with this recipe and royal icing. The cookie is nice and firm but still slightly soft in the center. If you would like I can PM the recipe.

tobinx Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 4:56pm
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Thanks! I think I'll go with these this weekend.

princessjellybean Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 6:26pm
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antonia74's recipe is great!!!!

smileyface Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 6:36pm
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I hope you like that no fail sugar cookie recipe and it works well for you. If you want to try a great royal icing recipe that Antonia74 (Helen) suggests to go with the no fail sugar cookies, here is that link:


Good Luck and be sure to post pics of your cookies when your done!

lng_1978 Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 6:39pm
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aliciaL_77 Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 6:42pm
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I only use the no fail, they are the ones I decided on after trying dozens of recipes (ok maybe not dozens but it sure felt like it)

smileyface Posted 21 Feb 2006 , 6:45pm
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Originally Posted by lng_1978



Okay, you have my permission, LOL to go make some and I'll sample them for you!!!

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