Royal Icing

Use royal icing to festively decorate cookies for any occasion.


Makes about 1 3/4 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

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