I love decorating cookies. Here is the recipe I use to decorate with. Different techniques of piping and decorating require different consistencies of icing. Thin it out with a little water at a time to get the right consistency for each technique! Have fun!
4 cups icing sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
3 tbsp meringue powder
1 tbsp wilton color flow
(or just use 1 more tbsp of meringue powder)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp clear vanilla extract
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp water
3-4 more tbsp water
- In a bowl of a stand mixer, mix icing sugar, cream of tartar, and meringue powder Mix together.
- Then add the lemon juice, and 2 tbsp water
- While mixer is going, add 3-4 tbsp more of water until consistency is similar to toothpaste.
- Whip on med-high speed for around 5 minutes. Now it’s time to colour if desired, and thin some out for flooding a cookie. Enjoy!