Decorating Icing

Decorating Icing

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time



Decorating Icing

Use this versatile icing to decorate your holiday cookies.

This recipe courtesy of Pioneer Brand, C.H.Guenther & Son, Inc.


Dried egg whites can be found in most grocery stores next to baking ingredients, and in stores carrying cake-decorating supplies.


  • 9 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup dried egg whites
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 jars paste-style food colors (assorted colors)


  • 1 In medium bowl, stir together powdered sugar and dried egg whites. Stir in just enough of the water to make a spreadable consistency.
  • 2 Divide into several small bowls. Add color by dipping wooden pick into food color and then into icing, stirring to combine. Add more color as desired.
  • 3 Using a pastry brush, brush icing on each cookie to coat top. Or, pipe on both the base coat of icing.
  • 4 Place remaining icing in small decorating bag or heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Cut off tip of one corner; pipe icing onto cookies to create desired designs.


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