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An icing for cookies

angie j

Serves/Makes:3 cups

  • 1 lb (.5 kg). confectioners sugar
  • Whites from 3 large eggs (see note)
  • liquid food colors
  • In large bowl, beat sugar and egg whites with a mixer 5 to 7 minutes until glossy peaks form when beaters are lifted.
  • Keep icing covered when not using.
  • Stir in a few drops of water until it's thin enough to spread with a spatula or butter knife.
  • Once spread, allow icing to dry before applying another color.
If you are concerned about the chance of raw egg whites with salmonella contamination make icing with meringue powder.

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