Royal icing can be used for many things around the holiday season. A friend of mine uses the following Royal Icing recipe for frosting cookies. It is thicker for better decorating, but it hardens making it great for cookies.
You will need:
3 Tablespoons Meringue Powder
4 Cups (about 1 pound) Powder Sugar
6 Tablespoons Warm Water
Beat all the ingredients together for 10 to 12 minutes on a low speed until the icing forms peaks.
Tip: Start with 3 to 4 Tablespoons of water and add water 1/2 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.
Great icing to use if you were throwing a Cookie Decorating Party or a Cookie Exchange.
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