The holidays has left my ingredients sparse at best. I had made the cookies with intentions of decorating them with something but when it came around to it, I was out of Karo and shy on meringue powder and out of oomph. This is remarkably easy and they turned out just as I had hoped…shiney, stackable but bitable. It tastes something like candy corn(I’m sure that could be changed with a simple flavoring adjustment.

Sugar Cookie Icing


  • 1 cup powdered sugar (no need to sift unless you need something to occupy a shakey hand)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk(2 tblsp will make it about the consistency of between corn syrup and pancake syrup)

  • 1 Tablespoon glucose

  • 1 Teaspoon meringue powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring

  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • gel color(shade desired)


  1. Add all but the coloring to a small bowl. Using a spatula, stir vigorously scraping bowl sides(small rubber/silicone spatula works great for removing all ingredients of sides of bowl). Add color. Mix using a ‘figure 8′ motion. Works best if you cover it for 30 minutes or so then restir using the ‘figure 8′ motion to release any built up air bubbles.


petulina Says... 2010-09-27 06:12:17

meringue powder is dried egg whites?

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