Royal Icing

Royal Icing is a decorative icing used for piping delicate designs on cookies. Royal Icing also can act as a "glue" for attaching cookies to cake stands.

This recipe goes with Gingerbread Men Cookies, Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

Yield: About 3 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes


  • 1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 6 to 8 Tablespoons warm water


  1. Beat first 2 ingredients and 6 Tbsp. water at low speed with an electric mixer until blended. Beat at high speed 4 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Add up to 2 Tbsp. additional water, 1/4 tsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

Use less water for a stiff icing perfect for attaching cookies to cake stands. Use more water for thinner icing suitable for piping delicate designs on cookies.

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