Royal Icing

Use royal icing to festively decorate cookies for any occasion.


Makes about 1 3/4 cups

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Prep: 5 Minutes


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


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.


February 2010
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