Good afternoon all- I had a question- what is the best icing for sugar cookies? I don't want it soft, but I also don't like it when it is hard either... I could have sworn I saw a "dipping buttercream" recipe here once upon a time- am I crazy? Any input would be GREATLY appreciated!!! Thanks a bunch!
Antonia 74 is the icing that I have switched to now. It dries hard to stack but also tastes nice and is softer than the royal.
You have a few options.
Some people use fondant, or rolled buttercream. Others use the royal icing recipe by Antonia 74. Others, like myself use Toba's Glace. Search here for recipes and try them out, because as for "best" you'll find as many answers as there are cookie makers.
I would suggest, since you don't want it too hard, to try out rolled butter cream. it tastes so good and looks great!!! Its easy to use for cookies (not so much on cakes). The only other thing I've used is royal icing. But I've never tried Toba's Glaze that vstar_pilot mentioned. I may have to try that myself. What exactly is it tho?? lol
mysugarwish.... a glace is a very simple icing. Powdered sugar, milk and flavoring really. It doesn't hold a shape as well as royal icing, like for piping stars, but it flows well. I personally like the flavor more than royal.
It dries hard enough to stack, but it nice and soft when you bite into it.
I use Antonia's and flavor it with some vanilla....yummy! Word to the wise though....let each color completely set before you add another or it will bleed......
I swear by rolled buttercream. I use it on practically all my cookies.
Thank you so much all!!!!!!!