Cut-Out Cookie Icing

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* * * * * Can be paired with Classic Sugar Cut-Outs Recipe * * * * *

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp. meringue powder
  • scant 1/2 c. water
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp. light corn syrup
  • 1 drop lemon juice
  • few drops clear flavored extract (optional)

Directions:

  1. Combine the meringue powder and water, beat until foamy.
  2. Sift in the powdered sugar and beat on low to combine.
  3. Add in the corn syrup, lemon juice and extract (if desired).
  4. Increase speed to med-high/high and beat for about 5 minutes, until the icing is glossy and stiff peaks form.
  5. Do not over beat.
  6. Color the icing using gel food coloring, splitting the batch in half to make two colors.
  7. This icing is perfect for outlining.
  8. To fill in your cookies, add water to your icing a teaspoon at a time, stirring with a rubber spatula, until it is the consistency of syrup.
  9. This will cover 2-3 dozen cookies in two colors.

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