Royal Icing

Royal Icing Recipe
Photo: Mary Ellen Bartley
Use dried egg whites if you are uneasy about eating uncooked eggs.


1 cup

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 0 mg
Calories 26
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 7 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Fat 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Iron 0 mg
Protein 0 mg
Satfat 0 g
Sodium 2 mg


2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 large egg white, or equivalent amount of dried egg whites
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice


In a large bowl, combine the sugar, egg white, and lemon juice. With a wooden spoon, mix the ingredients together until the icing is thickened and smooth, about 2 minutes. The icing will keep up to 2 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator; before using, beat it with a fork. Stir in very small amounts of water if it seems too thick. This recipes yields enough icing for 2 to 4 dozen cookies.

December 2000
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