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Royal Icing

Prep time 5 mins
Yield Makes about 1 3/4 cups
Use royal icing to festively decorate cookies for any occasion.

Ingredients

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

How to Make It

  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.