How to Decorate Sugar Cookies Like the Pros
Decorating sugar cookies always seems like a good idea, but they never quite turn out like the ones baked by the professionals. Even if you've mastered your sugar cookie dough, things can get tricky when the icing is ready to apply. Follow these tips—which span from icing to delivery—to decorate the best sugar cookies of all time, and get ready for Christmas cookie success.
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Tips for Transporting Sugar Cookies
If you're planning on transporting or packing the finished cookies for shipping, choose to bake rounder, less complicated shapes. "Snowmen will ship a lot better than snowflakes," Hanmer says.
In terms of packing them up, place the cookies in flattened paper muffin cups to keep them separated, and use tissue or crinkle paper as padding, Yee suggests. And though it may seem counterintuitive, load in as many as you can. "The more you can carefully pack into a container and the less that they move, the better," Hanmer says.