Royal icing for sugar cookies.
1 lb confectioners' sugar
5 Tbsp meringue powder
⅓ cup water
Supplies: piping bags, couplers (plastic ring to keep the tips in place), tips #1,2 & 101
Beat the egg white and confectioners sugar until peaks form.
Divide the icing into separate bowls. Tint each bowl with a few drops of food coloring. Stir to combine until you get an even shade in each bowl.
Fill a piping bag with the desired colored icing. Using a size 2 nozzle, draw right around the outline of the cookie, so that when you spread the icing over the cookie it doesn’t run over. Allow to dry.
Using the same color icing, add a few drops of water until you get a fairly thin, pourable consistency. Add more water if the icing is too thick or add more confectioners sugar if it is too thin.
With a teaspoon, pour the icing over the cookie until it touches the outline(you may need to use a toothpick to get into the corners).
Now using tips #1 and 2 decorate clothing make a face, hair, beard…..
Tip # 101 was used for some hair- it gives a larger, textured ribbon like look
Use your imagination and creativity.
Let your cookies dry a minimum of 2-3 hours.