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Ornamental Frosting

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  • 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • Assorted food colorings


  1. In bowl with mixer at low speed beat confectioners' sugar, meringue powder and 1/3 cup warm water until mixture is stiff and knife drawn through it leaves a clean-cut path, about 7 minutes.
  2. If you like, tint frosting with food colorings as desired; keep covered with plastic wrap to prevent drying out.
  3. With small metal spatula, artists' paintbrushes, or decorating bags with small writing tubes, decorate cookies with frosting. You may need to thin frosting with a little warm water to obtain the right spreading or piping consistency.

Yield: about 3 cups