So I made my first set of RI decorated cookies. I used the NFSC recipe and flavored with vanilla. Next I used the RI recipe from a poster on here in another thread. I think Sugarkissed?
Royal Icing (that won't dry rock hard)
5 tablespoons meringue powder
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup warm water
2 pounds powdered sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon glycerin
12 drops white gel food coloring
1 teaspoon oil-free clear vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon oil-free clear almond extract
1/4 teaspoon oil-free clear butter flavoring
So the recipe is fabulous and I wanted to share that too...but I didn't have any almond so I substituted the vanilla. It is SO over powering. Its so sweet, I can't take more than one bite. So I can't see the almond making up for this. Is it because the cookies were flavored with vanilla too? Any suggestions?
I have had sugar cookies before but never this sweet. They aren't good.
By the way the icing doesn't dry rock hard, but you can still stack cookies together. Its day two and they are still soft to bite into the icing.