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Royal icing goes on smooth and dries with a hard finish, so it's ideal for decorating. Spread this royal icing recipe over your favorite sugar cookies. If you're making a royal icing recipe for children, pregnant women, or anyone with compromised immune systems, use meringue powder, found in the baking aisle of most markets, instead of raw egg whites.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Beat ingredients in a mixer bowl on low speed until smooth, about 7 minutes. If icing is too thick, add more water; if too thin, beat 2 to 3 minutes more.


Cook's Notes

Don't add all the water at first; test on parchment with the stencil to determine the best consistency.


54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2