If you want to make some super cute tennis ball cookies, this recipe is for you. This super simple sugar cookie recipe doesn't need to chill so you can have your tennis ball cookies in no time at all.
Cut into perfect circles and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Combine meringue powder and warm water until dissolved. Beat for about 1 minute. Add powdered sugar and corn syrup. Mix at medium speed for about five minutes. Remove a small amount of royal icing to a small bowl and add a little bit of water - drop by drop - until it's the consistency you want. Don't try to get all the royal icing to the same consistency at the same time.
We rolled out enough dough to make almost three dozen tennis balls. We cut out the dough into circles and used the side of a butter knife to make light indents in the dough to guide us with our white lines later when our icing was done. To make the icing, I kept some icing white for the tennis ball lines and tinted the rest of the royal icing with lemon yellow and kelly green gel colors from Wilton. Use a tiny bit at a time until it's perfect.
When our coloring was perfect, I started by filling in the white lines first.
Next, I did a thin outline around the outside of the cookie with the green icing and then flooded the interior portion. My kids love to ice cookies and I let them. Perfection isn't the goal. They will look great, I promise!
Recipe from Erin Brighton