Snowflakes in New York

Snowflake Sugar Cookies With Royal Icing.

Before you start making that New Year’s resolution to cut calories, you should make these and then eat them. This is one of my favorite cookies to create. They are great for holiday festivities, but can be enjoyed long after the Christmas spirit has passed. This recipe is simple and cookies can be frozen well in advance.

Royal Icing is a little tricky, but luckily with the addition of more powdered sugar or water, it can be perfected. I like to make it with the consistency of condensed milk, but can be made slightly thicker. Dust sugar pearls and sugar on top to make extra pretty.

Royal Icing

3 cups powdered sugar

8 tbl sp water

2 tbl sp meringue powder