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Buttercream on Sugar Cookies

post #1 of 33
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I love making sugar cookies, but I can't stand any of the icings. Do any of you use Buttercream on your sugar cookies? I am going to be packaging them individually for a Farmers Market, any suggestions?
post #2 of 33
You should check out this photostream on flickr.com. Kim does all her cookies in buttercream. Her designs are awesome! I don't think she can stack them but they look beautiful and I bet they taste incredible!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43488478@N06/
post #3 of 33
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Originally Posted by Peeverly

You should check out this photostream on flickr.com. Kim does all her cookies in buttercream. Her designs are awesome! I don't think she can stack them but they look beautiful and I bet they taste incredible!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43488478@N06/



I agree! They're so unique and beautiful! She says they taste divine, too, and I can believe it!
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post #4 of 33
They are truely beautiful. Wonder how she can package those?

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post #5 of 33
When I first started to do cookies, I used royal icing and I did not like the taste or texture either. They looked perfect but everyone complained the icing was too crunchy. All I use now is buttercream. I package them indiviually and although you have to be very gentle, you can stack them. But you have to give them plenty of time to dry. I usually leave them overnight to dry before I package them.
post #6 of 33
I use mmf and they taste great and you can stack them and package them with no problem.
post #7 of 33
karenscookies.net has a delcious buttercream recipe that I use for my cookies. I have packaged and stacked them with no problems at all.
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post #8 of 33
Yup, karenscookies is great. I use the merengue powder buttercream in place of royal.
post #9 of 33
Wow! Just went to her web site. It is amazing. I love people who share.
post #10 of 33
Have you thought of using RBC? I use it all the time now. You can pipe RI on it for the details, and it never completely hardens because of the grease in the RBC. Everyone I've given them to likes it better than fondant on cookies!
post #11 of 33
I use buttercream most of the time. Once they crust, you can gently stack them. If I use royal icing, I add a tbsp of honey or corn syrup so they the don't dry super hard.
post #12 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peeverly

You should check out this photostream on flickr.com. Kim does all her cookies in buttercream. Her designs are awesome! I don't think she can stack them but they look beautiful and I bet they taste incredible!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43488478@N06/



Amazing cookies! icon_biggrin.gif
post #13 of 33
I use to always use buttercream on all my sugar cookies. I loved that it kept them soft and they tasted delicious...everyone loved them. They taste alot better than the ones with royal icing...in my humble opinion. You can't stack them without messing them up though...that's the downside. I started using fondant on my cookies for that very reason. Hope this helps.

Deb
post #14 of 33
I use the modified meringue powder recipe on Karenscookies.net

http://www.cookiedecorator.com/showthread.php?22icon_eek.gifkay-I-tried-Kay-s-quot-revised-quot-buttercream-recipe...now-I-have-a-question.&highlight=kay%27s+version

its easy to work with, dries firm enough to stack and package etc, I dry mine overnight before packaging. It can be thinned easily for flooding, dries nice and shiny. it tastes great compared to royal. the cookies stays soft underneath. I have made hundreds of cookies with it.
post #15 of 33
Wow, I gotta try this.
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