1. Beat all royal icing ingredients together until icing forms peaks (seven to 10 minutes at low speed with a heavy-duty mixer, 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand-held mixer).
2. Add more water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time to make it the right consistency that it should flood the cookie but not drip off too much. Keep testing it to make sure it’s the right consistency before you do all of them!
3. Color the icing with the food coloring of your choice, or make a variety! Mix in the food coloring gently to avoid air bubbles forming.
4. Transfer the icing into a piping bag with a number two tip. Any icing that’s left out of the bag, cover with a damp paper towel to so it doesn’t harden.
5. Pipe the icing onto the cookie to fill the surface, but go in and out of the edges to make the “dripping” look. Avoid dripping down the straight side of the cookie so it doesn’t prevent it from standing.
6. While the icing is still wet, sprinkle on the toppings of your choice. (I used more mature colors for the adults and fun colors for the kids.) The icing takes a few hours to dry.
7. When the cookies are completely dry, you can stick your napkin through and set a gorgeous Chanukah table!