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I decorated some cookies last night and the icing appears to have dried correctly- the top is smooth and shiny. I pushed my finger into one the next day, though, and it made an indent. I'm worried these cookies may not dry at all.

Last edited by Julia M. Usher
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when i make royal icing with meringue powder on big cookies happens the same to me never dries, and never coold find a solution for that, even i increase the amount of meringue powder to the mix and also did not work.  So i only use White eggs..

I experienced this last night too. I made large flower cookies to practice. I am having so much trouble with getting a solid Royal Icing recipe down. It tasted so caulky to me. I had success once and ever since I have only had problems.  L  I checked my cookies this morning and the one made a finger indent because it didn’t set etiher. I mixed the Meringue powder and water together until it frothed. Then I added in my Powdered sugar.  It started to get clumpy so I added the Vanilla extract and also the light corn syrup. 

Okay, all . . . I was just sitting here with my mind wandering about icing, since I have a batch of cookies patiently waiting for me.

I use Julia's RI recipe with pasteurized egg whites. It always turns out just dandy for me, howeeevvveeerrr . . . I am wondering what would happen if I added, say about 2 tablespoons or so of meringue powder. No water, just meringue powder. Since that's what makes the icing harden (I think), wouldn't it make it harden a bit faster?

Has anyone tried this yet, and what kind of results did you get?

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Last edited by Julia M. Usher

Teri T - Please contact me in a private message if you are having trouble adding new forum topics; it's probably something easy to explain as the site is operating properly on this point (there are no bugs related to adding topics). It's also generally a bad idea to add unrelated topics under another topic, as no one will ever see the topic but me. So I've forked (moved) your question to a new topic - see the blue link above. Teri and everyone, please respond to Teri's question there and not here. Thank you!

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