Add a surprising detail to iced sugar cookies using ordinary rubber stamps; the "ink" here is liquid food coloring. Choose one design or a few (you can also have stamps custom-made at an office-supply store). Make sure the royal icing is dry. Wet a piece of felt with food coloring; ink stamp on felt, blot on paper towel, then press gently on cookie. Dry one hour; seal treats in cellophane bags tied with twine.

Royal Icing

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Comments (3)

Anonymous
March 12, 2012
I want to make cookies with rubber stamps like you did in your recipe but I've been reading that using rubber stamps with food is toxic. Is this true?
Anonymous
February 28, 2010
I would guess you could make them at least 2 weeks in advance, cookies last a while. You would want to keep them tightly sealed. But the fresher they are the better. ... I'm curious if anyone has any advaice from experience on the duration of time they made them.
Anonymous
February 1, 2010
How far in advance can you make the cookie favors?