Star of David Cookies
 
Makes 36 cookies
Ingredients
  • Materials Needed:
  • Royal Icing (recipe precedes)
  • Wilton Icing Color in Royal Blue
  • Water, as needed
  • 1 pastry bag
  • 36 (3½-inch) Star of David-shaped Spiced Browned Butter Sugar Cookies (recipe precedes)
  • Wooden picks
  • Gold highlighter powder
  • ½ teaspoon clear alcohol
Instructions
  1. Place 1 cup (180 grams) Royal Icing in a small bowl, and place remaining 5 cups (900 grams) Royal Icing in large shallow bowl. Cover bowls with a damp paper towel or kitchen towel to keep from drying out.
  2. Slowly add Royal Blue icing color to small bowl of icing until a bright blue, or desired color, is reached. Add water, 1 teaspoon (5 grams) at a time, until smooth ribbons fall from spatula and settle back down into icing after 10 seconds. Place in pastry bag.
  3. Add water, 1 teaspoon (5 grams) at a time, to large bowl of icing until smooth ribbons fall from spatula and settle back down into icing after 10 seconds.
  4. Cut a small opening in tip of pastry bag. Using in a zigzag motion, pipe blue icing onto white icing. (You are not fully covering the white icing with the blue, but you do want to fully cover the white icing with zigzags. You will not use all the blue at one time).
  5. Line baking sheets with parchment.
  6. Dip top of a cookie into large bowl of icing; twist, lift, and let excess drip off. Place on a prepared pan. Dip next cookie in a different place in bowl. Once all the blue has been used, repeat piping of blue icing, and repeat with remaining cookies. Let icing dry completely, 2 to 3 hours.
  7. In a small bowl, combine highlighter powder and clear alcohol. Using a small paint brush, flick speckles of highlighter mixture onto cookies. Let dry completely, 5 to 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Notes
PRO TIPS
For dipping, start by adding water a little at a time so icing is not too runny.


If cookies are difficult to pull out of icing, excess icing does not drip off cookies easily, or there are a lot of bubbles on the surface of the icing on the cookies, then the icing needs to be thinned out with more water.
Recipe by Bake from Scratch at https://www.bakefromscratch.com/star-david-cookies/