A thin coat of icing on a cookie will make a colorful foundation for decorating. The royal icing will harden so cookies can be stacked or put in arrangements for cookie bouquets.
Mix: 6 Tablespoons of water and 3 Tablespoons of Meringue Powder
Slowly add: 4 cups Confectionery Sugar (1 Lb.) Optional: 1/2 Teaspoon Cream of Tarter.
Beat all ingredients at low speed for 7-10 minutes until icing forms peaks or reaches desired consistency.
Purchase 1Lb. bag of Royal Icing Mix and add 5 Tablespoons water. Mix 5-7 minutes until icing stands in peaks. Makes about 3 cups.
Notes: Add 1/2 teaspoon of Glycerin for a “shiny” appearance. May add flavoring as fresh squeezed lemon or vanilla flavoring (never a oil based flavor).
Royal Icing can be kept at room temperature for at least 1 week. It must be kept covered and sealed as air exposure will dry out and harden the icing.