Angelatx, thank you so much for the kind comments. I'm so glad others see my cookies differently than I do!
I have to say hats off to TracyLH who has told me more than once that Antonia74 RI Rocks, and I was resisting...But, I do love it. Completley different than the RI recipe I used previous. And actually tastes good.
I've have been in search of shiney cookies, then this morning I had a 'duh' moment. It is all powders and water, when it drys, what is it? Dried powder...duh!
I put in 2 lb bag of PS, then another cup (wasn't sure what how much the .25 equalled), and beat the hell out of it for 10 minutes. So, I will lessen the PS, and beat gently for 10 minutes. Should be good to go. Actually the green frame on one of my square cookies was cool, I liked the puffyness of it. It was my flooding that I had trouble with, and LOVED the way I could write with it....and guess what, Tracy....No hollow dots and writing! Yippee!!!!