Royal Icing

Southern Living
Use royal icing to festively decorate cookies for any occasion.
Makes about 1 3/4 cups


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3 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons meringue powder
1/4 cup cold water
Food coloring paste


Prep: 5 Minutes

1. Beat first 3 ingredients at high speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer, using whisk attachment, until glossy, stiff peaks form. Tint icing with desired amount of food coloring paste, and beat until blended. Place a damp cloth directly on surface of icing (to prevent a crust from forming) while icing cookies.

Created date

January 2010