Decorator Icing for Cookies

Decorator Icing for Cookies
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As a way to dress up their yummy GFCF cookies at Halloween, Arico Foods came up with this easy, dairy-free decorator icing. As you can see, they got quite creative with it too!
Serves: 1 lb of icing
  • 2 large egg whites or 3 ounces pasteurized egg whites
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or other flavoring of your choice (optional)
  • Food coloring (optional)
  1. In a bowl, combine the egg whites and extract/flavor (if using) and beat until frothy using an electric mixer.
  2. Add powdered sugar gradually and mix on low speed until sugar is incorporated and mixture is shiny.
  3. Turn speed up to high and beat until the mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks. This should take approximately 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Add food coloring, if desired.
  5. Thin with water to desired consistency.
  6. For immediate use, transfer icing to pastry bag or zip top plastic bag and pipe as desired. If using plastic bag, clip corner to create tip.
  7. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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