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After my royal icing (RI) dries and I go back to add details such as dots or an outline around the cookie, etc. . . . after the added detail dries and I touch the detail, it falls off the cookie. What do I need to do to fix the issue? I can't keep telling people to be gentle with the cookie. Any advice is appreciated. 

Last edited by Julia M. Usher
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My guess is the icing you are piping on top is too thick. There needs to be a certain amount of moistness to it to stick. So I'd try loosening it a touch next time. But, I agree with @Econlady, it's relatively uncommon for this to happen on an iced cookie. Much more common on a bare cookie.

I've actually had my outlined icing break off in certain areas a few times. I tend to use a thicker icing so I know that's the reason it has happened to me. I agree with Julia, a thinner icing should fix the problem. 

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