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Royal Icing

Photo: Mary Ellen Bartley
Yield 1 cup
Use dried egg whites if you are uneasy about eating uncooked eggs.

Ingredients

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.