Thank you, Diane S! I had purchased some meringue powder from Hobby Lobby last year, and I had misplaced the recipe guide that came with it (for piping and flooding). I needed a royal icing that would dry fast, so using a glossy corn syrup icing wasn't a practical option for my cookies today. I did add some lemon extract and paste food coloring, so I had to add a little more powdered sugar to get the correct consistency. It's very important to mix thoroughly until the icing forms peaks. I found some small empty squeeze bottles with pointed tips in the painting section of the craft store. I filled them up with icing and used them to create lines, writing, and outlines. Some people commented that I must have a very steady hand with a piping bag to create intricate and tiny details. Little did they know about my trick ;) I find that as long as your decorated cookies aren't exposed to air, the icing will not get too hard to bite into. Update: I made my cookies 5 days ago and stored them in tied cellophane treat bags. The icing and cookies are just as tasty and not dry or hard. Beautiful results!
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Thank you, Diane S! I had purchased some meringue powder from Hobby Lobby last year, and I had...