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Royal Icing

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Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 5 min Total Time: 5 mins
  • 4 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 10 tablespoons water (room temperature)
  • 10 drops food coloring (optional, more for vibrant colors)
  1. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, combine all ingredients (except food coloring) and beat on high speed until fully combined - about 2 minutes.
  2. Check icing consistency
    • If too thick, add water
    • If too thin, add more powdered sugar
  3. Separate into small bowls. Add food coloring and mix until desired color.
  4. Pipe or brush to decorate

    Icing will completely dry in about 2 hours.


Freeze leftover icing for up to 3 months.

Keywords: icing,cookies,decorating