I must admit-- icing cookies intimidates me! I always look at those edible creation cookies and 'ooh' and 'ahh' over them and wish I could create something remotely similar. Not to say mine even compare to the professionals cookies, but they really weren't too terribly difficult.
I wasn't feeling overly confident about icing a face on the bunnies so I decided to play it safe with some fluffy bunny tails made out of mini-marshmallows.
I'd say it's not bad for my first attempt at icing cookies this way!
Royal Icing (Piping Border Frosting)
2 Egg Whites, beaten
1/4 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
3 Cups Confectioner Sugar
Directions: Sift together the sugar and cream of tartar. Next add the egg whites and beat with electric mixer until it stiffens up and holds it shape. Then, I divide the frosting into different bowls and add the coloring needed for each cookie. Keep in mind that piping the borders on the cookies don't take a whole lot of frosting.
Royal Icing (Flooding Inside Frosting)
Using the left over piping border frosting I then added just enough lemon juice to make the frosting a bit more runny. I believe I added somewhere around 1-2 Tablespoons. Then, you just plop a good amount in the center of the border frosting and slowly spread it to the edges. It will dry smooth and flat, but it does take around 20-30 minutes so resist the urge to touch.