Vanilla Glace Icing Recipe ~ It dries shiny and stays fairly soft (unlike royal icing), but it still able to be stacked without the cookies sticking to each other. BUT it takes 24 hours to dry completely. Tastes infinitely better than royal icing.
To make your own henna cookies, you need a bad-ass recipe for royal icing. I used the recipe from The Art of the Cookie, a must have for your cookbook collection. There are gorgeous photos and the recipes are outstanding.
How to make Royal Icing. This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making decorations that last. It is also useful as a "cement" to fasten decorations together. Royal icing is edible, but not recommended for icing cakes. Users beware cement is right
Easy royal icing recipe with three ingredients: meringue powder, confectioners’ sugar and water. This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making decorations in advance and that last. It is also useful as a "cement" to fasten decorations together.
How to Color Royal Icing and Frosting with Food Coloring ~ Coloring royal icing and frosting can be one of the most frustrating aspects of cookie decorating. But you really can achieve just about any color imaginable (Vanilla Buttercream Icing)