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Dec 13, 2004 11:45 AM

Need a recipe for icing my holiday cookies

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I'm looking for an icing that's not brittle, but dries hard enough that it won't rub off easily. And I'd like it to be firm enough that I can pipe it on the cookies. Any suggestions?

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  1. (1) You can make the royal icing to varied stiffness

    (2) Fondant

    (3) or paint with 4 parts corn syrup to 1 part water - add food coloring.

    1. I just made a espresso icing that was delicious, very easy to make, and easy to pipe onto the cookies. I found it in the most recent Gourmet magazine.

      1 teaspoon instant-espresso powder
      1 teaspoon vanilla
      1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons milk (didn't have milk, used cream and a touch of water to thin)
      1 cup confectioners sugar

      Mix ingredients with one tablespoon of milk to start and then add more milk as needed to make it the right consistency.