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What kind of frosting/icing to use on these cookies…?

Question by <3: What kind of frosting/icing to use on these cookies…?
Im packing and shipping these cookies off to another state. These cookies will have little designs/writings/drawings on them using the frosting/icing. Does anybody have any brand names or know where I can buy this icing? Here is a picture to give you an idea of the kind I want…

http://fandomania.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/starwarssweets5.jpg

I just don’t know what that icing is called and how to make it.

Best answer:

Answer by Emu
I used to work in a cookie bouquets shop. This is the cookie icing we used. It will dry so you can stack the cookies without them sticking together, yet stay soft enough you can eat them without breaking a tooth. Those designs are cute. The recipe I am giving you is kind of thick. Use it to outline with, then thin it down with just a few drops of hot water so you can put s little in the center of the area you want filled in and it will spread to the outline you made and fill that entire area with icing. The icing will be very smooth. Each section or color that you want has to first be outlined with the stiffer icing, let it dry for a few minutes, then fill in with the thinned icing. I am also sending you a link to some cookies which I made last Christmas using this icing.

CUTOUT COOKIE ICING

3 egg whites, at room temp.
Whip 2 min., fast speed or until stiff.
Add:
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. vanilla
1 lb. powdered sugar (1 box)
Mix.
Add,
2 TBS. Crisco
Mix on low speed until smooth.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1295655

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Q&A: About how many ounces of frosting/icing would you need for about 3 dozen gingerbread cookies?

gingerbread cookies
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Question by angelkate0110: About how many ounces of frosting/icing would you need for about 3 dozen gingerbread cookies?
I am having a Christmas party soon and I would like my friends and I to decorate gingerbread cookies. I don’t know how many containers of frosting I need to buy! Also, can you just use cake frosting or is it completely different from cookie frosting? Thank you!

Best answer:

Answer by megaan,
It depends on how large the cookies are and how much icing you are using. Just off the top of my head i would go with about 7-8 ounces to be on the safe side, plus if you dont use it all you can keep it for another time. I would not use cake frosting as it wont give the same affect. I would buy or make royal icing or even buttercream icing. Recipes for those are everywhere!

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