Put the butter and icing sugar in a bowl and beat until smooth.
2 Make sure your surface is really clean, then dust again with a little icing sugar.
3 Pull off about a fifth of the remaining icing and knead in enough red food colouring to give a bright colour.
Cool on racks completely before either icing, storing or eating, 5.
The icing on these biscuits is divinely decorative and a wee bit complicated, but patience and practice are all you need.
Stir into the icing until it is totally mixed and you see the resulting colour.
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Using red and white icings, pipe alternating stripes using decorating bags and tip 12.
You can even use it as a table centerpiece, providing you don't leave it out too long (the icing contains cream cheese).
Once baked, decorate the cookies using either the Vanilla Butter Cream Icing or the Frosting Paint and Icing tinted colors as desired.
2 to 3 recipes Vanilla Butter Cream Icing (recipe follows)