These dark chocolate peppermint sugar cookie cut-outs are decorated with pink and red candy cane stripes of royal icing! Follow my video tutorial and enjoy this fun and festive holiday recipe.
Thinning to the proper consistency is key. Too thick, and the icing won't smooth over and may have a bumpy appearance. Too thin, and it may run right off the side of the cookie. Be sure to add water just a few drops at a time until the icing is just thin enough to smooth over after a few seconds.
Allow the iced cookies to dry/cure overnight, uncovered. The hardened icing forms a protective barrier that prevents the cookies from becoming stale.
Decorated cookies will keep for 2 weeks in an airtight container, at room temperature.