There are as many cookie recipes as there are home bakers and professional bakers alike. I’ve tried dozens of recipes and below I list my favorite cookie recipes. The ones I know I can rely on to taste great each and every time.
I don’t claim to create my own recipes for the cookies I’ve been learning to decorate or for royal icing, glaze, etc.
Instead, I prefer to use a few go-to recipes that have been perfected, and stick with them. It’s hard enough to learn to decorate cookies much less having to create a good recipe for the cookie itself. These are recipes from some of the people I consider to be among the best of the best in the world of cookie decorating and I want to give them proper credit for these recipes.
It’s really important, absolutely essential, to have a good cookie as a base. If a cookie tastes like crap all the decorating in the world won’t help.
So these are my favorite go-to cookie and icing recipes. They are listed here in no particular order.
My Favorite Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
My Favorite Chocolate Cookie Recipes
My Favorite Royal Icing Recipes