I love anything marbled, especially buttercream. If you want to know the quickest and easiest way to decorate several cookies at once, keep reading!
You’ll need to start with baked and cooled sugar cookies and buttercream icing colored in your preferred palette. You can get my signature buttercream icing and cookie recipe HERE.
Keep in mind, you won’t need as much icing as you would if you were piping the buttercream onto the cookie. You can see in the photo above that I only had three small bowls of icing to decorate over a dozen.
Microwave each bowl of icing for about 20 seconds. Stir and add a few tablespoons of milk. Keep stirring! Your goal is a drippy, runny consistency. When all three colors are melted down to a smooth and runny consistency, pour your base color into a shallow bowl. The bowl needs to be shallow and wide enough for your hand to fit to dip a cookie into. I always start with the lightest color as my base and then drizzle the other two colors in, creating a marbled look.
Holding the cookie by it’s edge, gently dip the cookie down into the melted buttercream mixture. When it’s halfway submerged into the icing, turn the cookie around and lay on a cooling rack to dry. Repeat with remaining cookies.
Cookie Dipping Tips:
If your icing consistency begins to harden, pop it back into the microwave for 15-20 seconds and stir it up again.
Be sure to add sprinkles or edible glitter while the icing is still tacky.
The cookies will fully dry after about 2 hours to be easily stacked or packaged in cellophane bags or stacked on cake plates and trays.
For added decor, once melted buttercream has dried, you can pipe regular consistency buttercream over the top of the marbled design to create additional details and design.
Sometimes it’s easier to see it done in person. Here’s a quick step by step video!
If you replicate this technique or make it your own, I’d love to see your creations! Tag me on social media @jennycookies.
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Photos by Kelly Clare
Video by Freestyle Production