To make mummies, use your favorite sugar cookie recipe and gingerbread boy and girl cookie cutters to make cookies. Put royal icing in a sandwich bag and snip the corner off (go small on this). Glue some “eyes” on with the icing (we used m&m’s), and then, in a back and forth motion, squeeze the mummy wrappings on the cookies. Next time I’ll make my icing much thinner and see how it turns out. Super easy, and very cute!
3 T meringue powder
1 lb (about 4 cups) powdered sugar
1/2 t vanilla
6 T warm water
Beat all ingredients until stiff peaks form (7-10 minutes on low speed in a heavy duty mixer, a few minutes longer with a hand mixer).
To thin, add 1/2 t water at a time until icing is the proper consistency.
Makes about 3 cups.
*If making your icing white, use clear vanilla.
*I find my meringue powder and clear vanilla (both Wilton’s) at Robert’s. Using my 40% off coupon, of course.
*Next time I’ll thin my icing more, but a little thicker was probably easier for the kids to work with. They loved making these!
*Use grease-free utensils for mixing/stirring.
*Royal icing dries very quickly, so keep covered until ready to use. I refrigerated my icing and finished the next day, but the consistency wasn’t the same, and it wasn’t as good. Next time I’ll finish my cookies the same day I make the icing.