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Boston Terrier Cookies

Perfect Royal Icing

  • Yield: 1 cup of icing

Description

Royal Icing that is easy to work with and does not dry too hard. Ideal for frosting thick, soft sugar cookies!


Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp meringue powder
  • 3 tbsp warm tap water (+ more for thinning)
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 c powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Using a hand mixer, whisk together the meringue powder and tap water in a bowl until foamy, about 45 seconds.
  2. Add the powdered sugar & lemon juice. Combine until smooth, adding water 1/4 tsp at a time if necessary until desired consistency is achieved. 
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    I test it by running a knife through the middle of the icing- you should see the icing separate but flood back within a few seconds. Or, if you drizzle it with a fork the icing should be thin enough to continuously stream off the fork, but thick enough to hold a drizzle shape on a surface. 
  3. Add food coloring as desired and pipe onto cookies. Allow to dry for at least 3 hours on a sheet pan, or until hard enough to stack. 

Notes

Recipe by Owlbbaking.com