Decorator Icing
Recipe from EatingWell

This versatile icing is ideal for piping, but it can also be thinned with water and painted over cookies; it dries to a beautiful matte finish. To avoid health concerns about uncooked eggs, use pasteurized egg whites. You can find both refrigerated cartons of pasteurized egg whites and convenient pasteurized dried egg whites in most supermarkets.



by 10  people


add your rating
add a comment
Yield: about 2 cups
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Recent Activity:
 
savings in
 
Ingredients
  • see savings
    On Sale
    4   cups 
    confectioners' sugar
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/2  teaspoon 
    cream of tartar
  • see savings
    On Sale
    6   tablespoons 
    pasteurized liquid egg whites, or equivalent reconstituted dried egg whites (3 egg whites) (see Ingredient note)
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   teaspoon 
    vanilla extract
  • see savings
    On Sale
     
    Food coloring, (optional)
  • see savings
    On Sale
     
    Water for thinning, if needed

Directions
1.
Sift sugar and cream of tartar into a large mixing bowl. Add egg whites and vanilla; beat with an electric mixer at low speed until mixed. Increase speed to high and beat until icing has thickened and holds peaks, 8 to 10 minutes.
2.
Decorate cookies (see Cookie-Decorating Tips, with Holiday Cookie Cutouts recipe). While working, keep the icing covered with a damp towel to prevent it from drying out. Let cookies stand until icing has set, about 30 minutes.
Tip:

1.
Ingredient Note: To avoid health concerns about uncooked eggs, use pasteurized egg whites. You can find both refrigerated cartons of pasteurized egg whites and convenient pasteurized dried egg whites in most supermarkets.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 20, carb. (g) 5, sodium (mg) 2, Potassium (mg) 4, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Add Your Review
Related Recipe
Royal Icing
Royal Icing

This sugary icing makes a great topping for cookies, but it can also be used to decorate cupcakes and cakes. It dries to a hard, white, shiny gloss; food coloring can also be added.

 Articles
7 Things You're Not Using Your Ice Cube Tray For (But Should Be)
...Sure, you can find an ice cube tray at supermarkets, dollar stores and other retailers for about $1... about ice cube trays. Prepare single serving pancakes for speedy breakfasts. Mornings are tough, true... in a warm skillet, top with a handful of berries and you're set! Create a cookie or sundae decorating... read more...
how tos
Food Blogs We Love
see more blogs

shop our favorite products