Hi, all! I'm having problems and I hope someone can help!!
I've been making the same sugar cookie recipe and royal icing recipe for YEARS! now all of a sudden, the icing is failing on me. It happened a few weeks ago for the first time. I doubled the recipe because I had 100 cookies to ice and by accident I used a whip. (I assumed it was the whip that was the problem) The icing almost doubled in size in the bowl and it didn't dry for 6 days!! It tasted almost like a marshmallow. And when it did dry, it would chip off the cookies like it didn't want to be there. It was awful.
The next two times I make the icing it was fine. Single batches and beater and 7 minutes. And perfect like usual.
Now tonight I go to make royal icing for cookies for this weekend and the same thing happened!! I doubled the recipe again but I used a beater. It blew up!! So I trash it thinking it must have been because I doubled the recipe. So I started all over... single recipe, beater, 7 minutes . . . AND IT HAPPENED AGAIN!! I don't understand what I'm doing wrong.
Please help!! I have a 2-year-old who needs cookies on Sunday!!
Thank you so much in advance.