Tint frosting with food coloring before spreading onto cooled cookies. For added color, immediately sprinkle with colored sugar; let stand until frosting is firm.
Use Butter in Cookie Recipes
For best results, do not substitute margarine for the butter in cookie recipes as it will cause the dough to spread excessively on the baking sheet as the cookies bake.
How to Measure Dry Ingredients Precisely
To get exact level cup measures of dry ingredients, such as sugar, spoon sugar into dry metal or plastic measuring cup, then level by scraping excess sugar from top of cup with a straight-edged knife or metal spatula.