Royal Icing

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes


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


1. Beat meringue powder, powdered sugar, and 1/4 cup cold water at high speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer, using a whisk attachment, until glossy and stiff peaks form. Tint 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.