Use this to decorate our Molasses-Gingerbread and Honey-Gingerbread cookies.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Beat sugar, meringue powder, and a scant 1/4 cup water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on low speed until smooth, about 7 minutes. If icing is too thick, add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time; if too thin, beat icing for 2 to 3 minutes more, or add more sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Use immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature overnight; stir before using.

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Reviews (3)

9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5.0 stars
03/24/2020
Anyone know where to obtain cookie cutters for the precious houses? Thanks
Rating: Unrated
12/03/2010
This recipe is meant to be the "glue" for gingerbread houses - and it is an excellent recipe for that purpose!
Rating: Unrated
11/02/2008
I'm pretty sure that 5T of meringue powder is too much after trying this recipe and finding that using 1/4 cup water made a thick paste. I added at least another 1/2 cup more water adn it turned out ok. Since then I have compared this recipe to many others, including others on this website and the measurements just seem to be off on this one.
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Rating: Unrated
12/16/2007
Kittykelly, I believe you can also use plain egg white powder. You should be able to find this in your supermarket baking section. However, I purchase mine at my local health store (GNC, etc.) in the form of egg white protein powder. Check the ingredients and make sure it says 100% egg white powder. You get a lot more product thatn n n n n n s n n n n n n ounce for ounce - cheaper!!!