Decorative sugar can be used not only for cookies, but also for candies, cakes and other things which taste sweet and look good with a white topping on them. There are several cakes and cookies used during wedding and birthday celebrations and they require decorative sugar on top of them. You can always opt for purchasing this decorative sugar from the market, but that will cost a lot of money since it is quite expensive.
White sugar - 1 Cup
To start things off, pour one cup of granulated, white sugar in a re-sealable plastic bag.
Depending upon your taste and the way you want to dress your topping, add food colouring to the bag.
You don’t have to add all food colouring at this point in time.
You can add more later on so there is more depth in colour.
Now seal the bag and start pressing the ingredients within the bag.
Make sure that all the food colouring has been thoroughly mixed with sugar.
Now is your time to add more colour to your sugar if it is needed.
Examine the bag from the outside since re-sealable plastic bags are mostly transparent.
In case you want the colour to darken, add more food colouring to it.
However, if you think that the colour is fine, continue to the next step.
Grab a cookie sheet and pour all the coloured sugar on top of it.
Make a thin layer with the help of a spatula and keep spreading it.
Use the spatula to break any large pieces of sugar in the layer which you have created.
Now wait for the sugar to dry off. This will take around 15-20 minutes, depending upon the temperature of the room.
Now your decorative sugar is ready.
You can either put it inside an airtight container, or you can use it to dress your cookies just the way you want.