The season for iced cookies is right around the corner. Your morning trip to the coffee shop, or strolling through the grocery store, will lead you to encounters with iced leaf cookies, fat orange pumpkin cookies with toothy smiles, and perhaps a festively colored turkey.
Iced cookies aren't my pastry forte. I love to make them, but mostly it's with family around the holidays. People don't really request iced cookies unless they are feeling the pulls of holiday nostalgia or need cute baby cookies for a shower.
As with each specialty in the kitchen, there are so many different ways and tricks to making iced cookies. I have complied some basic thoughts to assist with learning to ice some cookies, and divided them into three sections below: cookie dough, royal icing, and a technique.