Decorating Cookies

Sugar Pattern Cookies

Instantly turn any dark, plain, wafer-flat cookie into a delicate pattern of light and dark shapes with sugar patterns. This technique is easier to do on large cookies.
  1. Cut lightweight cardboard or parchment paper into small strips. Arrange strips on top of completely cooled cookies in a random pattern.

  2. Dust cookies with sifted powdered sugar. Carefully remove strips, lifting each one with a wooden toothpick so you don't disturb the pattern.

    Dust the cookies with powdered sugar.
    Dust the cookies with powdered sugar.
White chocolate squiggles can make an already delicious cookie even better. Learn this technique on the next page.

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