Looking for a way to jazz up your plain sugar cookies? You won’t find any other cookie like a Spin Art Cookie!
This soft sugar cookie recipe comes from Rada Cutlery’s “Almost Too Cute to Eat” cookbook. Read on to check out the Spin Art Sugar Cookies with frosting recipe as well to learn what Rada Cutlery is all about. Be sure to check out both videos towards the bottom of the article for instructions on how to make homemade frosting for sugar cookies and how to do spin art cookie decorating!
How to Decorate Spin Art Sugar Cookies
Ingredients that you will need:
- 1 (1 lb. 1.5 oz) pkg. sugar cookie mix
- Butter & egg as directed on cookie mix
- Paste food coloring per the colors you desire
- Flour for rolling
- 3” round cookie cutter
- 9 (6”) cookie sticks
- Royal icing (see recipe and video at bottom)
- Pastry bags fitted with small round tips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment; set aside.
2. Stir together cookie mix, butter and egg as directed on package. Work in food coloring for colored dough, if desired.
3. On a floured surface roll dough to 3/8” thickness. Cut with cookie cutter and transfer to prepared cookie sheet, leaving room for sticks.
4. Carefully insert stick halfway into one edge of each cookie. Bake 15-18 minutes or until set. Immediately transfer to cooling rack.
5. Divide royal icing evenly between several small bowls. Tint all but one bowl with food coloring until desired shade is reached. Transfer colored icing to pastry bags (or plastic bags with corners cut).
6. Cover the top of one cooled cookie with white icing. Immediately use colored icing to pipe four straight intersecting lines from one side of the cookie to the other.
7. Pipe a second colored icing between first lines.
8. Starting at the center of the cookie, drag the tip of a toothpick through frosting in increasingly larger spirals to the edge.
9. Repeat with remaining cookies. Let dry.
You will find the “How to Decorate Spin Art Sugar Cookies” video and the “Royal Icing Recipe” video further below.
Recipe for Royal Icing
Decorate your sugar cookies with royal icing. It’s the best frosting you’ll find and the best part is it is easy to make and inexpensive! You will find the recipe, directions and a video for making Royal Icing below.
- 3 T. meringue powder
- 4 C. sifted powder sugar
- Paste food coloring as instructed in project
1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat together meringue powder, powdered sugar and 6 tablespoons warm water on medium-high speed for 7-10 minutes or until icing is smooth and soft peaks form.
2. Stir in food coloring.
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Let’s Get Spinning – Video Directions!
Follow along with these videos to learn step-by-step how to make Spin Art Cookies and Royal Icing.
Spin Art Cookies Instructional Video
Royal Icing Recipe Video
Spin Art Cookies Video Transcript:
Hi, Kristy at the Rada kitchen, and today I’d like to show you how to make these cute spin art cookies. This recipe is out of our recipe book called “Almost Too Cute to Eat.” So I’m going to show you how to make these spin art cookies. I just made a video on this delicious sugar cookie recipe, makes these nice, fat, soft sugar cookies. So click up here and it has that recipe.
But, I have it rolled out, so with your sugar cookie, you could use store bought sugar cookies too, but you want it to be at least 3/8 of an inch thick, and then with the Rada Food Chopper with the plain edge, just cut out. It’s that easy, and then I just take a spatula to keep them round, and I put them on the Rada Cookie Sheet. It’s stoneware, so it’s going to bake them up really even. It distributes the heat evenly so they all bake. You won’t have any doughy spots in them. Preheat your oven to 375 or according to the cookie directions. So I just went and bought, they actually have a product called cookie sticks, I like to push the dough over the stick a little bit just so it bakes in there. Don’t push it all the way into the cookie, about ¾ of the way. So they’re ready to be put in the oven, with this recipe it’s at 375 for about 9-12 minutes.
So the cookies have been baked, and they’ve been cooled. As soon as they’re cool you’ll be able to pick them up like that. Now, meanwhile I made a royal frosting recipe. If you click up here, you can see that recipe. This frosting is going to get hard, so it allows you to decorate it, and you can display them at your bake sale or take them to school.
So once they’re cool, the royal frosting, just smooth it on there. And then I tinted as many colors as you want, I like to use the paste food coloring. I try to get that as smooth as you can. I’m using the Rada Super Spreader. Then what else I do, if you don’t have a decorator bag, you can use ordinary sandwich bags. Put the frosting in one corner and you can seal it so it’s not messy if you have kids help you. And then just cut the very tip off with the scissors. That might be a little thin, so I’m going to take just a little bit more. Alright, so now, to make the spin art cookie, just take two colors, and the first one I’m going to go all the way through, and then I’m going to go like that. And with my second color, I’m going to go in between. And now the fun part, you take a toothpick and start it on the outside, and you swirl it.
Now you want to let these air dry at least 2-3 hours, and they’ll get hard. Don’t put them in the refrigerator, it’ll soften up that royal frosting. And there’s your spin art cookie, you can display them like I did here, you can wrap cellophane around them for treats, or sell them at your bake sale. This is just one of the adorable little snacks and treats in our recipe book titled “Almost Too Cute to Eat.”
End of Spin Art Cookies Video Transcript.
Royal Icing Video Transcript:
Hi, Kristy at Rada Cutlery, and today I’d like to share a recipe to make royal frosting. It’s the egg white kind. Now this is a frosting that you would use if you want it to last a long time. It’s not something you’d want to decorate a cake with. I made these trees, this gingerbread house, and these spin art cookies with it. It gets really hard, it lasts forever.
The first thing you need to do is have three egg whites at room temperature. So I set these out for a while just to get them to room temperature. You want to make sure your mixing bowl is dry and you don’t have any grease in it.
So, let’s start. We’re going to add our three egg whites, and then four cups of powdered sugar. Now I’m using a mixer that uses a whisk, you’ll need the whisk type beater. And then I’m going to add a half a teaspoon of cream of tartar.
So first I’m going to mix it, I’m going to scrape down the sides, and then you’ll probably have to beat it another 7-10 minutes.
So scrape down the sides, and once that looks really well blended, you’ll beat on high for 7-10 minutes. You’ll know when it’s done because it’ll start to get really white and fluffy. We’ll see how it looks when we get done.
So after 7-10 minutes, it comes out this nice, fluffy frosting. So now, you can leave it white to decorate like I did this little gingerbread house, or the bottom of the cookies, or if you want to color it, I like to use this paste coloring. Just put a small amount on your toothpick. So the darker you want it, the more color you add. It does color up real nice. Now if you’re not going to use it right away, you do want to put a moist towel over the bowls, because it’s probably hardening already, and once it’s hard, it’s rock hard.
Watch my other videos on how to make these spin art cookies by clicking up here, or you can make your own gingerbread houses. Thanks for watching!
End of Royal Icing Video Transcript.