SweetAmbs®: Get the Scoop on Ice Cream Cone Cookies
Watch the video for an inspiring cookie decorating demonstration and then bake a batch of your own colorful cones using our recipes, below.
Classic Sugar Cookies
4 cups - sifted all-purpose flour (sift flour before measuring)
2 tsp - baking powder
1 tsp - salt
1 1/2 sticks - (12 tbsp) butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups - Domino® Granulated Sugar
2 - eggs
1 1/2 tsp - vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the softened butter with the sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well. Stir in dry ingredients, a third at a time, until all is incorporated for a smooth, stiff dough.
Using waxed paper lightly dusted with confectioners' sugar, roll out a portion of the dough into a 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Press cookie cutter of desired shapes into dough. Trim away excess dough. Gently lift cut out cookies from waxed paper and place on greased cookie sheets. Repeat rolling and cutting until all dough is used.
Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until cookies are firm and light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool completely before decorating.
NOTE: This dough is very easy to work with and does not require refrigeration before rolling. Can be stored in the refrigerator for several days; allow to come to room temperature before rolling.
2 cups - Domino® Confectioners Sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons - meringue powder
3 tablespoons - warm water
Assorted food coloring
In a bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat confectioners' sugar, meringue powder and warm water until stiff peaks form, about 5-7 minutes. If icing is too thick, add a couple drops of water. If icing is too thin, add additional confectioners' sugar, and continue beating until desired consistency. Tint icing with desired food coloring. Using pastry bag with decorator tip, decorate as desired.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
Meringue powder is available in specialty stores wherever cake-decorating equipment is sold.
Use icing immediately. Keep covered with a damp cloth or with plastic wrap to prevent drying.