Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Rolled Buttercream Instructions

Yesterday, I finally tried Rolled Buttercream on cookies. I have been meaning to do it for over a year now. I saw someone else who had tried it and decided to just do it. There were a few small cookies left over from my last batch that I was going to pitch. Why waste it I thought. Overall, I found the recipe to be very easy to make and easy to work with. My middle child loved the cookies and ate over half of them. I think he did like them better than my usual royal glaze icing.

Here is the recipe I used.

Rolled Buttercream
1 c. Light Corn Syrup
1 c. Shortening
2 lb. bag powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. clear vanilla flavoring
1/4 tsp. clear butter flavoring

Combine corn syrup, shortening, vanilla, and butter flavor in a heavy duty mixer and begin beating on low. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time until it is all mixed in and starts to combine almost into a small ball. Next move it to a counter that is covered with more powdered sugar and knead it like bread dough until it is smooth. At this point you can add your color to it and start rolling it out to the desired thickness and cut out with the same cookie cutters you use to cut out your cookies. I use a brush to add corn syrup to the cookies before adding the rolled buttercream to the cookie. This acts as a glue. Add your rolled buttercream and you are done.

You can embellish the cookies with royal icing if you like. You can also combine several colors together to make swirls of colors, or polka dots. Whatever you try, just have fun creating. This would be a very easy way for kids to decorate cookies too.


mommybakes said...

Can i still try to make the rolled buttercream if I don't have a heavy duty mixer. All i have is a standard hand-held mixer.

Cookingfor5 said...

I would not recommend trying it with a standard hand held mixer. This dough is a little thicker than cookie dough. You could probably mix it with your hands.

MJ Irish said...

Your cookies look fantastic. Have you tried rolled buttercream to cover a cake instead of fondant? Wondering how well that would work. Fondant tastes terrible no matter how much you pay for it.

Cookingfor5 said...

I have tried it on a cake a long time ago. It was delicious, but also very sweet. There are a lot of things you can't do with it, but you can make those decorations with fondant I guess. I haven't done alot with fondant because of the taste.

Anonymous said...

Is glycerine the best thing to use to make royal icing glossy without using corn syrup?

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