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Sparkly Sprinkles

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Watch this video to learn how to simply add some sparkle to your sprinkles!  

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No Dough Left Behind

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Watch here to learn a simple way to not waste any cookie dough!

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Dehydrator vs. Fan

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When I first began my cookie adventure, I knew I just had to get my hands on a dehydrator.  I am now an avid user of my little desk fan, although I do occasionally still lean on my dehydrator.  Here is a breakdown... Dehydrator PROS: In my experience, every once in a while in my dry climate of Utah, sometimes my icing wants to be a beast and just not set nicely.  This typically happens at random with a rainstorm creating humidity in the air.  Whatever the culprit, setting the cookies in the dehydrator for five to eight minutes on...

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What the Spread?

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If there is anything that I have learned along the way in my royal icing sugar cookie'ing journey, it is that everyone has various theories and ideas of and problematic occurrences.   For nearly three solid years after perfecting my sugar cookie recipe, my oven faithfully baked beautiful shapes with zero spread and then one day all went south.  So what happened? Honestly I do not fully know.  However, I am here to provide you with what I did to re-perfect my process and recipe in hopes of helping you! SPREADING CULPRITS 1. BUTTER - For years I faithfully used Costco...

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Poof!

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What's the secret to a poofy dried royal icing on top of the perfect sugar cookie? It's really quite simple and is all in the consistency!  And I mean a minimum of 15 to 20 second consistency.  Thicker icing will give you a bigger poof.   What does that mean?  As you thin out your royal icing with food coloring and/or water, take a knife and stir a small circle in the middle.  When all the icing joins back together smoothly by itself in twenty seconds, you then have what is called a 20-second consistency. Yes, this icing will take more...

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