Royal Icing

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Linda Hirst  

Royal Icing is used as a decorative icing for our Cut-Out Butter Cookies.

This recipe goes with Cut-Out Butter Cookies

Yield: Makes about 1 1/4 cups
Recipe from Coastal Living

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  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract


  1. Combine all ingredients and 4 tablespoons water in a mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until firm enough to pipe but still spreadable. (Cover with a damp cloth to prevent a crust from forming while icing.)
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