Royal Icing

This recipe can easily be halved.

This recipe goes with Gingerbread Dough

Yield: Makes about 6 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Total: 5 Minutes


  • 2 (16-oz.) packages powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 3/4 to 1 cup warm water


  1. Beat powdered sugar, meringue powder, and 3/4 cup warm water at low speed with an electric mixer until blended.  Beat at high speed 4 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Add remaining 1/4 cup water, 1/2 tsp. at a time, for desired consistency.

Meringue powder can be found at crafts stores, such as Michaels, and cake decorating stores.

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