Give Cookies an Artful Look with This Easy Marbled Icing Technique
With just a dip and twist, decorating cookies with marbled icing is a cinch. Using our basic powdered sugar icing with a hint of color, you'll love the dazzling yet super easy cookie icing decoration.
No matter how old you are, decorated sugar cookies (or any cookies, really) are almost guaranteed to bring you joy. If you usually make cutout cookies around the holidays, we've got an easy topper idea for you: marbled icing. They look elegant, but it's really a simple process. Before we get the cookie decorating started, go ahead and bake your favorite cookie recipe that requires a pretty finish. Regular sugar cookie cutouts (or go gluten-free) will work great here, or you can try a new flavor such as cocoa mascarpone. After your cookies cool, make a batch of powdered sugar icing, then use the following steps to give your cookies a marbled icing effect.
Add enough milk (about 5 Tbsp.) to powdered sugar icing to make it dipping consistency. Divide the icing among bowls (our example here uses three bowls) and tint in different shades of the same color with food coloring ($16, Michaels). Leave one bowl plain. Note: You may want to make more than one batch of cookie icing.
Lightly drizzle an icing of a different shade of the same color over top of first drizzle, making the lines perpendicular to the first ones.
See how simple that was? Now that you have a new cookie icing technique under your belt, grab the kids and let the cookie decorating party begin.