• 54 Ratings

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.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Cook's Notes

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

Reviews

54 Ratings
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