Royal Icing for Lamb Cookies
Use this recipe to decorate our Little Lamb Cookies.
- Total Time:
- Yield: Makes about 2 cups (enough for 1 batch lamb cookies or 1 batch poppy-shaped lemon cookies)
Photography: Tara Donne
Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2011
- 1/2 cup water, plus more if needed
- 1/4 cup meringue powder
- 1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted
- Gel-paste food coloring in Soft Pink for lambs (optional) or desired colors for poppies
Beat water and meringue powder with a mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form, about 3 minutes. Add sugar, and beat until icing holds a ribbonlike trail on the surface for 5 seconds when beater is raised.
Tint icing with food coloring just before using. (If making poppy-shaped lemon cookies, divide icing before tinting.)