Sweetex Hi Ratio Shortening for Decorated Buttercream Cookies

Sweetex Hi Ratio Shortening for Decorated Buttercream Cookies

You guys, I need to share my most recent discovery. As you know, I’m a big fan of using crusting buttercream frosting. Using buttercream that hardens makes for easily transportable and stackable cookies, ideal for parties. How I’ve always done this is by replacing some butter with shortening. However, doing so can leave a greasy…

Perfect Vanilla Crusting Buttercream Icing for Sugar Cookies

Perfect Vanilla Crusting Buttercream Icing for Sugar Cookies

When we think of a recipe for icing to decorate cookies, our minds typically go the route of hard royal icing. I want to share with you that there’s a better, tastier, faster, and easier way to decorate sugar cookies – with buttercream. Yep, the same buttercream frosting that you would use to frost a…

5 Best Tips for How to Make White Buttercream Cookies

5 Best Tips for How to Make White Buttercream Cookies

In today’s post I thought we would go over an answer to a common question, how to make white buttercream. Now, some people don’t mind the natural buttercream color. Depending on the decorated cookies I am creating, I typically don’t mind either. However, there are times that I want a true, pure white buttercream frosting….

My 3 Easy Tips for How to Package Buttercream Sugar Cookies

My 3 Easy Tips for How to Package Buttercream Sugar Cookies

A question I often hear is how to package buttercream sugar cookies. These cookies are more delicate than their royal icing cousins. However, decorating sugar cookies with buttercream frosting is much tastier in my opinion. If you are decorating sugar cookies for a party you are invited to, you may be hesitant to go the…

2 Easy Ways for How to Smooth Buttercream for Cookies

2 Easy Ways for How to Smooth Buttercream for Cookies

Do you love the look of royal icing sugar cookies but hate how they taste? Me too. In fact, I always thought decorated sugar cookies were gross because I hadn’t ever tried a buttercream iced cookie. As you may know, I started decorating sugar cookies about two years ago, ever since being introduced to buttercream…