With Easter upon us, it is the perfect time to make marble dipped cookies! Whether you already decorate beautiful cookies or have never done it before, ANYONE can learn how to successfully dip cookies! No decorating bags or precise decorating skills needed! We specialize in impactful cookie designs that anyone can learn to make from beginners to intermediate level decorators. It is even a very fun activity for kids and people of all ages. Read on and enjoy the tutorial video to set yourself up for success! Let’s dip in!
I recently published THIS post all about dipping cookies which includes another tutorial which you may find helpful as well. But today we’re focusing on marble dipped cookies for all the pretty colors and designs it creates. And what better shape than Easter eggs to make some beautiful marble cookies?!
When it comes to what is needed to make marble dipped cookies, fortunately, the list is pretty short! First, you’re going to need cookies to dip! And we’ve got you! THIS is our go-to no-chill, no-spread, vanilla cutout cookie recipe. We use this recipe for all of our vanilla sugar cookies; it’s easy, quick and delicious! That said, if you want a different flavor, we have a whole collection of flavored recipes available to you HERE! They are all no-chill, no-spread and oh so yummy, so go wild!
Next, you will need royal icing. THIS post will bring you to our go-to royal icing recipe that we use every day. It’s easy to make, easy to work with and never fails us!
You will also want some gel food coloring to make all your pretty colors! We use ChefMaster almost exclusively and always get great results at a great price. Note that it is much cheaper to buy the 12-pack of colors which you can mix to make other shades, compared to buying individual bottles.
Beyond the cookies, icing and coloring, you really just need some bowls for your colored icing, a scribe or toothpicks, some spatulas for mixing and a cooling rack to place your cookies.
When using the dipping method for cookies, you will want a 5-second consistency. What does that mean? It means that when you are stirring your icing, or if you were to cut it down the middle of the bowl with a knife, it takes approximately 5 seconds to return to a flat surface. This is considerably thinner than if you were to outline and flood a cookie using a decorating bag. But this is the consistency that works perfectly for dipping!
And how will you achieve that consistency? With water! Once you’ve made your royal icing, you will add water, in small amounts, until your consistency is about 5 seconds.
To be clear, first, you will make your fresh batch of royal icing. Then divide your icing into bowls, for however many different colors you plan to use. Then color your icing by adding drops of gel color and mixing until you get your desired shade. Once you have all your colors, start adding water by using a spray bottle for great control, or by very small amounts like 1/4 tsp at a time. Add water, mix, and repeat until you have the proper consistency.
I demonstrate the proper consistency in the tutorial video so you can see it in action. And if you want to learn all about achieving different royal icing consistencies, THIS post breaks it all down.
What About Air Bubbles?
If you’re new to dipping, you may have heard that air bubbles in your icing can be an issue so let’s touch on that. With dipping, it is key to spend some time prepping your icing to rid it of as many air bubbles as possible before you start dipping your cookies. If you do this, you will not have issues with air bubbles. It’s really just a matter of giving your icing some time to let air bubbles rise and popping them before starting. You will see me go through this process in the video as well. I highly encourage you to take 10-15 minutes to let air bubbles rise, even helping them rise by tapping your bowl on the table, and then popping them with a spatula, toothpick or scribe.
Also know that any leftover air bubbles in your icing will be attracted to the first few cookies you dip. After the first 5 cookies, you should notice very few, if any, air bubbles on your cookies.
Video for Marble Dipped Cookies
Without further ado, I hope you enjoy this video I created just for you, demonstrating how you can easily create marble dipped cookies! You can watch the video HERE or click on the image below to access the video.
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