Alice's Cookie Icing

This tastes wonderful. Hardens so you can stack or bag the cookies, but is still soft to bite into.

Alice’s Cookie Icing


  • 1# sifted powdered sugar (1 pound equals 4 cups)
  • 3 TBSP. meringue powder
  • 5-6 TBSP water for a thin consistency
  • 1/2 cup butter


  1. Cream butter, add sugar & meringue powder, then add water. For a stiff consistency to make a dam on the cookies, I beat in 2-3T of water first, remove some icing for stiff consistency, then add more water until it is very thin & flows like color flow.

Comments (5)


so then I can add my coloring paste to it to make what colors I choose? It just seems when the pro's make this cookie bouquets there cookie's come out so perfect with color (bright) and amazing frosting. I am trying to do something like that for the first time. I would like to practice first. Thank you for your help


This icing tastes really good but it does NOT harden enough to stack and bag. Which is disappointing when you have done a whole batch with it. Maybe if you did a really thin layer...