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Hi there! So far I've been pretty successful using only almond extract in my royal icing, paired with super buttery sugar cookies.......I love them and also get great feedback. Im now going to add a few different cookie recipes starting with Chocolate chip rolled cookies, of which I already have orders for. Im thinking the strong almond flavor icing will clash with choc chip recipe. I hesitate to simply use vanilla extract, because my thoughts are, that the almond flavoring is what hides any funky meringue powder flavor. Is there any other flavoring that might go well with Chocolate chip?

Last edited by Julia M. Usher
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How about lemon? I think chocolate goes very well with citric fruit, and instead of flavor you could use real lemon juice. It will also hide the meringue powder taste. Or chocolate flavor. Or use real egg white / dried egg white instead of meringue powder and go without flavor. That's what I usually do, I find that flavoring either the cookies or the icing is enough. Both seems a bit too much to my taste buds

I agree with you Tinamaree.  The almond would overpower the cookie.  You might try pecan flavoring.

The important thing is to keep the integrity of the chocolate chip cookie.   There's only one chocolate chip cookie and everybody knows how it tastes how it makes them feel and what memories It evokes.  It's an American classic.  So the expectation for how the cookie tastes is there from the start.  Try not to stray too far from the simple, rich taste of the cookie.  

 

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