Christmas Cookies

I absolutely detest the way Royal Icing tastes, and I was making these cookies for a real icing lover - so I made up my own icing that would still harden yet tasted wonderful. Here is the final result!

Comments

Barbara76 Says... 9 years ago

they look great! will you share the icing recipe please?

kyjettachick Says... 9 years ago

I used 4 T meringue powder, 1/2 c of shortening, and about 1.5 lbs. of powdered sugar. I also went crazy with flavoring and added butter and clear vanilla flavoring. It needs to be slightly thicker than regular frosting. By only using 1/2 c. of shortening and 4T meringue powder, it hardened pretty well. These were pretty firm after about 3 hours, but not crunchy like that nasty royal icing. I wanted mine to taste as good as they look. The smell alone is enough to get anyone drooling.

crimsonhair Says... 9 years ago

They look great and your icing sounds delish.. I wonder if you could use butter instead of the shortening?

Kelrak Says... 9 years ago

Icing sounds similar to Alice's cookie icing which is in the recipe section. Mine didn't harden though. These are very cute and sound delicious.

kyjettachick Says... 9 years ago

crimsonhair - I'm sure that you could use butter. I didn't simply because I wanted pure white icing - I bet it would be even better though.

Barbara76 Says... 9 years ago

they look great! will you share the icing recipe please?

kyjettachick Says... 9 years ago

I used 4 T meringue powder, 1/2 c of shortening, and about 1.5 lbs. of powdered sugar. I also went crazy with flavoring and added butter and clear vanilla flavoring. It needs to be slightly thicker than regular frosting. By only using 1/2 c. of shortening and 4T meringue powder, it hardened pretty well. These were pretty firm after about 3 hours, but not crunchy like that nasty royal icing. I wanted mine to taste as good as they look. The smell alone is enough to get anyone drooling.

crimsonhair Says... 9 years ago

They look great and your icing sounds delish.. I wonder if you could use butter instead of the shortening?

Kelrak Says... 9 years ago

Icing sounds similar to Alice's cookie icing which is in the recipe section. Mine didn't harden though. These are very cute and sound delicious.

kyjettachick Says... 9 years ago

crimsonhair - I'm sure that you could use butter. I didn't simply because I wanted pure white icing - I bet it would be even better though.


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