Iced Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These Dark Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs are Decorated with Pink and Red Candy Cane Stripes of Royal Icing!  Follow my Video Tutorial and enjoy this Fun and Festive Holiday Recipe
Iced Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Ingredients

  1. 1 batch Simply Perfect Chocolate Sugar Cookies (1 teaspoon peppermint extract added to the dough), baked and cooled completely

Royal Icing

  1. 2 tablespoons meringue powder
  2. 5 tablespoons water
  3. 2 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  4. Additionally- gel paste food coloring and a few teaspoons more water to thin the icing to the proper consistency.

Instructions

  • Place the meringue powder and water in a large bowl and whisk until all the powder has dissolved and the mixture is frothy.
  • Add the powdered sugar and stir until combined.
  • Whip on high speed until the icing is very fluffy and stiff, about 5-7 minutes.  It should hold stiff peaks.
  • Transfer to an air-tight container until ready to tint and pipe.